Altoona (Pennsylvania)

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Coordinates 40°31′N 78°24′W
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Blair County
Founded 1849
Incorporated (borough) February 6, 1854
Incorporated (city) 1868
Elevation 1,161 ft (354 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP Codes 16601–16603
Area code(s) 814
FIPS code 42-02184
Website Official website
Designated April 01, 1947
Government (Mayor) Matt Pacifico (R)
Government (City) 9.79 sq mi (25.36 km2)
Government (Land) 9.79 sq mi (25.36 km2)
Government (Water) 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Area (City) 9.79 sq mi (25.36 km2)
Area (Land) 9.79 sq mi (25.36 km2)
Area (Water) 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population (2010) (City) 46,320
Population (2010) (Estimate (2019)) 43,364
Population (2010) (Density) 4,428.97/sq mi (1,710.04/km2)
Population (2010) (Urban) 79,930
Population (2010) (Metro) 121,829
Population (2010) (Demonym) Altoonian Altoid

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Altoona is a city in Blair County, Pennsylvania. It is the principal city of the Altoona Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The population was 46,320 at the time of the 2010 Census, making it the eleventh most populous city in Pennsylvania. The Altoona MSA includes all of Blair County and was recorded as having a population of 127,089 at the 2010 Census, around 100,000 of whom live within a 5-mile (8.0 km) radius of the Altoona city center according to U.S. Census ZIP Code population data. This includes the adjacent boroughs of Hollidaysburg and Duncansville, adjacent townships of Logan, Allegheny, Blair, Frankstown, Antis, and Tyrone, as well as nearby boroughs of Bellwood and Newry. Having grown around the railroad industry, the city has worked to recover from industrial decline and urban decentralization experienced in recent decades. The city is home to the Altoona Curve baseball team of the Double-A Northeast, which is the affiliate of the Pittsburgh PiratesMajor League Baseball team. The 90-year-old Altoona Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestra Teresa Cheung (since 2007) has been calling Altoona home since 1928. Prominent landmarks include the Horseshoe Curve, the Railroaders Memorial Museum, the Juniata Shops of the Altoona Works, the Mishler Theatre, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, and the Jaffa Shrine Center.

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