Altoona, WI

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Living in Altoona

Altoona is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 8,293 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Altoona is the 112th largest community in Wisconsin.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Altoona is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Altoona is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Altoona who work in office and administrative support (15.70%), management occupations (10.21%), and healthcare (7.85%).

Also of interest is that Altoona has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Altoona telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.68% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Being a small city, Altoona does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The overall education level of Altoona citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.79% of adults in Altoona have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Altoona in 2018 was $32,966, which is upper middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,864 for a family of four. However, Altoona contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Altoona is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Altoona home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Altoona residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Altoona include German, Norwegian, Irish, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Altoona is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

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