Altoona, PA Population, Airports, Hospitals & Zip Codes


Population: 49,523. Estimated population in July 2020: 47,176 (-4.7% change)
Males: 23,229 (46.9%), Females: 26,294 (53.1%)

Blair County

Zip codes: 16601, 16602.

Median resident age: 37.4 years
Median household income: $28,248
Median house value: $58,000

Races in Altoona:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.6%)
  • Black (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (37.9%), Irish (18.3%), Italian (13.3%), English (7.3%), United States (5.9%), Polish (4.6%).

Elevation: 1170 feet

Land area: 9.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Altoona

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Altoona city

  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -2,886 (-5.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Altoona:

  • ALTOONA HOSPITAL (620 HOWARD AVENUE)
  • BON SECOURS MERCY HOSPITAL (2500 SEVENTH AVE)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSP ALTOON (2005 VALLEY VIEW BOULEVARD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Altoona:

  • ALTOONA-BLAIR COUNTY (about 17 miles; ALTOONA, PA; Abbreviation: AOO)
  • JOHN MURTHA JOHNSTOWN-CAMBRIA CO (about 34 miles; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: JST)
  • UNIVERSITY PARK (about 46 miles; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Abbreviation: UNV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Altoona:

  • BLUE KNOB VALLEY (about 10 miles; NEWRY, PA; Abbreviation: 7G4)
  • COVE VALLEY (about 13 miles; WILLIAMSBURG, PA; Abbreviation: 6G6)
  • EBENSBURG (about 26 miles; EBENSBURG, PA; Abbreviation: 9G8)
Amtrak station:
ALTOONA (1231 11TH AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Altoona:

  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE ALTOONA (Full-time enrollment: 3,516; Location: 3000 IVYSIDE PK; Public; Website: www.aa.psu.edu/)
  • ALTOONA AREA VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 153; Location: 1500 Fourth Avenue; Public; Website: www.gactc.com)
  • COMPUTER LEARNING NETWORK (Full-time enrollment: 131; Location: 2900 FAIRWAY DR; Private, for-profit; Website: www.clnaltoona.com)
  • ALTOONA SCHOOL OF COMMERCE (Full-time enrollment: 56; Location: 508 58TH ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ascomm.org)
  • ALTOONA BEAUTY SCHOOL INC (Full-time enrollment: 40; Location: 1100 6TH AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.ALTOONABEAUTYSCHOOL.COM)
  • PRUONTOS HAIR DESIGN INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 30; Location: 705 12TH ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.pruontos.com)
  • ALTOONA HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY (Location: 620 HOWARD AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Altoona:

  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-JOHNSTOWN (about 36 miles; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,851)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 43 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, PA; Full-time enrollment: 38,248)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 52 miles; INDIANA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 12,307)
  • SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 70 miles; SHIPPENSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,330)
  • FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY (about 71 miles; FROSTBURG, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,672)
  • LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 81 miles; LOCK HAVEN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,738)
  • CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 83 miles; CLARION, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,690)

Schools

Public high schools in Altoona:

  • ALTOONA AREA HS (Students: 1,898; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • KIMMEL ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 101; Grades: 07 – 12)
Private high schools in Altoona:

  • BISHOP GUILFOYLE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 382; Location: 2400 PLEASANT VALLEY BOULEVARD; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • FAITH TABERNACLE SCHOOL (Students: 45; Location: 410 FIFTH STREET; Grades: 1 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Altoona:

  • THEODORE ROOSEVELT JHS (Students: 1,023; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • D S KEITH JHS (Students: 1,017; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • LOGAN EL SCH (Students: 590; Grades: KG – 06)
  • JUNIATA GAP EL SCH (Students: 505; Grades: KG – 06)
  • PLEASANT VALLEY EL SCH (Students: 481; Grades: KG – 06)
  • JUNIATA EL SCH (Students: 455; Grades: KG – 06)
  • MOWRIE A EBNER EL SCH (Students: 453; Grades: KG – 06)
  • PENN-LINCOLN EL SCH (Students: 445; Grades: KG – 06)
  • WRIGHT EL SCH (Students: 443; Grades: KG – 06)
  • WASHINGTON-JEFFERSON EL SCH (Students: 420; Grades: KG – 06)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Altoona:

  • SAINT ROSE OF LIMA SCHOOL (Students: 228; Location: 5519 6TH AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • PENN MONT ACADEMY (Students: 217; Location: 439 LOTZ AVE LAKEMONT; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ALTOONA CATHOLIC MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 190; Location: 424 WOPSONONOCK AVENUE; Grades: 6 – 8)
  • ALTOONA CATHOLIC/CATHEDRAL (Students: 138; Location: 1304 13TH AVENUE; Grades: PK – 5)
  • ALTOONA CATHOLIC/MT CARMEL (Students: 125; Location: 1012 EIGHTH AVENUE; Grades: PK – 5)
  • ALTOONA CATHOLIC/ST MARYS (Students: 117; Location: 1400 4TH AVENUE; Grades: PK – 5)
  • ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST SCHOOL (Students: 111; Location: 311 LOTZ AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • TENDER LOVE FOR CHILDREN DAYCA (Students: 96; Location: 1401 – 12TH AVENUE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • OUR LADY OF LOURDES (Students: 89; Location: 2719 WEST CHESTNUT; Grades: KG – 5)
  • AMERICAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF PENNSYLVAN (Students: 29; Location: 1314 12TH STREET; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Altoona:

  • ALTOONA AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,194,418; Location: 1600 FIFTH AVENUE; 217,219 books; 5,599 audio materials; 4,989 video materials; 271 serial subscriptions)

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