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Population (year 2000): 6,698. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,448 (-3.7% change)
Males: 3,177 (47.4%), Females: 3,521 (52.6%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 36.1 years
Median household income: $40,394 (year 2000)
Median house value: $98,400 (year 2000)

Races in Altoona:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (44.8%), Norwegian (26.9%), Irish (9.9%), English (7.2%), Polish (6.3%), French (5.2%).

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Elevation: 890 feet

Land area: 4.1 square miles

Altoona,

For population 25 years and over in Altoona

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Altoona city

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

2.3% Foreign born (1.3% Asia, 0.4% Europe, 0.4% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +824 (+14.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Claire, WI Eau (3.5 miles pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Paul, MN St. (115.3 miles pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (329.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: WI (1.6 miles Seymour, Claire, WI Eau (3.5 miles WI (5.5 miles Hallie, Falls, WI Chippewa (9.6 miles Creek, WI (11.8 miles Fall


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 13 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2004: 35 buildings, average cost: $170,200

Latitude: 44.80 N, Longitude: 91.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 920


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.7%), Retail trade (20.9%), Manufacturing (15.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,434 (-21.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 372 (10.8%)


 

Crime in Altoona by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 14.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 1 3 3
    per 100,000 0.0 14.9 44.8 44.8
Robberies 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Assaults 3 2 2 0
    per 100,000 44.8 29.9 29.9 0.0
Burglaries 28 30 44 23
    per 100,000 418.0 447.9 656.9 343.4
Thefts 119 132 102 110
    per 100,000 1776.6 1970.7 1522.8 1642.3
Auto thefts 3 6 5 8
    per 100,000 44.8 89.6 74.6 119.4
127.8 129.3 136.8 117.2


Average climate in Altoona, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Altoona,

Altoona-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 18% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.1 miles away from the Altoona city center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 50 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Altoona:
  • OAK LEAF SURGICAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Altoona:
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL (about 5 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; ID: EAU)
  • LA CROSSE MUNI (about 66 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; ID: LSE)
  • ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL (about 96 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; ID: RST)
Other public-use airports nearest to Altoona:
  • MENOMONIE MUNICIPAL-SCORE FIELD (about 30 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; ID: W11)
  • CHETEK MUNI-SOUTHWORTH (about 37 miles; CHETEK, WI; ID: Y23)
  • BLAIR (about 40 miles; BLAIR, WI; ID: 5E6)

Amtrak station near Altoona:
  • 5 miles: EAU CLARE (101 N. FARWELL ST.) - Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2 $6,768 $40,608 1 $1,556
Other Government Administration 2 $8,688 $52,128 7 $1,302
Police Protection - Officers 10 $35,588 $42,705 3 $421
Police - Other 1 $2,513 $30,156 0 $0
Water Supply 3 $9,562 $38,248 5 $653
Firefighters 0 $0   26 $7,277
Streets and Highways 1 $4,694 $56,328 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 3 $8,241 $32,964 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 4 $12,708 $38,124 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $5,274 $31,644 0 $0
Health 0 $0   1 $996
Local Libraries 3 $8,136 $32,544 5 $2,402
Other and Unallocable 1 $3,193 $38,316 1 $328
Totals for Government 32 $105,364 $39,511 49 $14,936


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altoona:
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 4 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 4 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; FT enrollment: 2,601)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT (about 34 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; FT enrollment: 7,183)
  • WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; WINONA, MN; FT enrollment: 6,568)
  • SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (about 55 miles; WINONA, MN; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 65 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; FT enrollment: 2,973)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE (about 72 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; FT enrollment: 8,669)
Public high school in Altoona:
  • ALTOONA HI (Students: 429; Location: 711 7TH ST W; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Altoona:
  • EAU CLAIRE SDA SCHOOL (Students: 10; Location: 919 TENTH STREET WEST; Grades: 1 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Altoona:
  • PEDERSEN EL (Students: 554; Location: 1827 BARTLETT AVE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • ALTOONA MID (Students: 435; Location: 1903 BARTLETT AVE; Grades: 05 - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Altoona:
  • ST MARY S SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 1828 LYNN AVENUE; Grades: KG - 6)
Library in Altoona:
  • ALTOONA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $239,864; Location: 1303 LYNN AVE.; 29,471 books; 1,114 audio materials; 1,890 video materials; 111 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Altoona: Eau Claire County Club (A), Hillcrest Country Club (B), Altoona City Hall (C), Altoona Public Library (D).

Churches in Altoona include: Altoona United Methodist Church (A), Islamic Center and Mosque (B), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Saint Lukes Anglican Episcopal Church (E).

Park in Altoona: Altoona Park (1).


Altoona compared to Wisconsin state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Altoona:
  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WDVM (1050 AM; 1 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEAQ (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WOGO (680 AM; 3 kW; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WBIZ (1400 AM; 1 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Altoona:
  • WUEC (89.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WBIZ-FM (100.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIAL (94.1 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WISM-FM (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHEM (91.3 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: FOURTH DIMENSION, INC.)
  • WECL (92.9 FM; ELK MOUND, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WVCF (90.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WQRB (95.1 FM; BLOOMER, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WCFW (105.7 FM; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: BUSHLAND RADIO SPECIALTIES/WCFW)
  • WMEQ-FM (92.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W206AH (89.1 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WATQ (106.7 FM; CHETEK, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDRK (99.9 FM; CORNELL, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Altoona:
  • WQOW-TV (Channel 18; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WEUX (Channel 48; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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