About Altoona, AL (Town Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Town Center of Altoona is $79,586, which is less expensive than 83.8% of Alabama neighborhoods and 92.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Altoona Town Center is currently $787, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 81.9% of Alabama neighborhoods.

Altoona Town Center is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Altoona, Alabama.

Real estate in the Town Center of Altoona, AL is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Town Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Altoona Town Center has a 16.5% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 78.5% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Altoona, the Town Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 97.2% of all neighborhoods in America, with 36.0% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Altoona Town Center neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 10.0% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.1% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Altoona Town Center neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 41.0% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 95.2% of American neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Town Center neighborhood in Altoona are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 73.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 36.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 84.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Altoona Town Center neighborhood, 41.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (19.3%), and 10.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Altoona Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.4% of households.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Town Center neighborhood in Altoona, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (8.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (8.4%), and residents who report German roots (6.1%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (2.6%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (1.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Altoona Town Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (10.0%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (91.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Schools In This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AL* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
West End Elementary School
6795 Highway 132
Altoona, AL 35952
PK-06
West End High School
4515 Elm St
Walnut Grove, AL 35990
07-12
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

ETOWAH COUNTY


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Better than of AL school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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