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Location of Altoona in Blount County and Etowah County, Alabama.
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|• Total||4.49 sq mi (11.63 km2)|
|• Land||4.48 sq mi (11.60 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||955 ft (291 m)|
|• Density||211.61/sq mi (81.70/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area codes||205, 659|
|GNIS feature ID||0113054|
Altoona is a town in Etowah County (and a small portion of Blount County) in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is part of the Gadsden Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2020 census, the population was 948.
Altoona had its start in the year 1900 as a mining town, and was named for another coal town, Altoona, Pennsylvania. A post office has been in operation at Altoona since 1900. It incorporated in 1908.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.2 km2), of which 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.23%, is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
Altoona first appeared on the 1910 U.S. Census as an incorporated town. See also Altoona precinct/division below.
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