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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Altavista is 3,364. Altavista, Virginia is the 5,915th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Altavista was in 1990, when its population was 3,747. In 1990, Altavista was the 4,876th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 5,915th largest city in the US. Altavista is currently 10.2% smaller than it was in 1990.
Altavista has shrunk 1.6% since the year 2000. Altavista, Virginia's growth is below average. 69% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|5910||Pickens, South Carolina||3,371||10.8%|
|5914||Rio Dell, California||3,367||6.3%|
|5918||Horace, North Dakota||3,358||81.3%|
The total voting age population of Altavista, Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 2,743. The voting age population is 45.5% male and 54.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 21.8% of the residents of Altavista are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Altavista are 62.8% White, 35.9% Black, 0.8% Two or more races and 0.5% Asian. Additionally, 0.7% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Altavista, 25.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 42.2%. On a per-household basis, 21.5% of families are below the poverty line in Altavista.
Among those aged 16 and older, 53.2% of Altavista residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 82.2% of Altavista residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 22.0% have a bachelor's degree and 9.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Altavista residents aged 5 and older, 0.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.2% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Altavista is 9.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Altavista, 14.4% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Altavista is $33,594.
In Altavista, 64.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 35.8% of housing units in Altavista.
Of all the housing units in Altavista, 13.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Altavista, 3.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Altavista is $637.
In Altavista, 71.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.