Altoona

9 reviews
  1. Town in Wisconsin
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$638
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Altoona Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    56
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    14
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    154
    575
  • Theft
    896
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    70
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,996
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

9 reviews
  • Excellent
    1
  • Very Good
    7
  • Average
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
There is very little crime activity where I live, it is a very safe place where the police officers do a good job of making sure we are protected.
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago
We have very good local music festivals and our locals are extremely friendly to everyone visiting or living there. We are not a huge tourist destination, but we are a very charming town.
  • Niche User
  • Apr 7 2015
We have all four seasons. Winter can get pretty cold, but each season is beautiful. In the Autumn when the leaves change color and fall it is absolutely breath-taking.
  • Niche User
  • Apr 7 2015