Altavista, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Altavista, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Altavista had a population of 3,508 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Altavista is located at latitude 37.1234 and longitude -79.2834 in Campbell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Altavista (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Campbell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 554 feet.

The Town of Altavista (GNIS ID: 2390701) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Altavista population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Altavista: Alta Vista.

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Altavista, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,508
Daytime Population: Workers 2,797
Daytime Population: Residents 2,150
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,947
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.41
Population in Households 3,402
Population in Familes 2,675
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density2 715
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $32,286
Average Household Income $45,527
Per Capita Income $20,282


Total Housing Units 1,700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 896 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 592 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 212 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $114,648
Average Home Value $128,289


Total Households 1,488
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 924
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.23% 0.27%
Households 0.11% 0.21%
Families -0.06% 0.11%
Median Household Income   0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

Altavista, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altavista to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 220 63rd
Population Density # 310 48th
Diversity Index # 270 55th
Median Household Income # 549 8th
Per Capita Income # 498 16th

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