Altoona is a town in Etowah County, Alabama. A small portion of the town falls in Blount County. It is a part of the Gadsden Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town has a total area of 3.8 square miles. 3.8 square miles of the city area is land and 0.26% of it is water.
Altoona's cost of living is 17.90% lower than the country average, making living significantly cheaper here. Contributors to the local economy include production and transport of materials, professional occupations, sales and services etc.
The town gets about 54 inches of rain annually, with about 74 days having measurable precipitation. Snowfall is about an inch annually.