Altoona, WI Demographics


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%)

Eau Claire County

Zip code: 54720

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%).

Elevation: 890 feet

Land area: 4.1 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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

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.

Colleges and Universities

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)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)