Altoona is a small town in Wisconsin with a population of approximately 7,000. Families with young children can expect to feel right at home, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the population. At an average age of just over 37, the town's population skews younger than most cities in Wisconsin. Only 34% of residents rent in Altoona, as most own their homes. The average rent of $843 a month is roughly on par with the state average.
Averaging about 19 minutes, the commute time for Altoona residents is shorter than the state average of about 23 minutes. Many residents (47%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transit isn't used much. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
Altoona has a relatively large number of residents over the age of 25 who have completed some level of post-secondary education compared to the national average (19%), as 25% possess a Bachelor's or Associate's degree. In addition, 5% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are four primary industries in Altoona: healthcare, retail, finance, and education. Combined, these industries account for 31% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's workers are in sales, as 9% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of just over $67,000, Altoona workers earn roughly the same as the average Wisconsin resident. However, Altoona compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345.
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