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Statistics & Facts

The Wisconsin state capital is Madison.
The population of Altoona is approximately 6706 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,397 (1990), 2883 (2010).
The amount of land area in Altoona is 10.594 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.547 sq kilometers.
The distance from Altoona to Washington DC is 890 miles.
The distance to the Wisconsin state capital is 161 miles. (as the crow flies)
Altoona is positioned 44.80 degrees north of the equator and 91.44 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

When the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway chose a site a a new terminal in 1880, they settled on a spot that is now present-day Altoona. After only a year, the depot was finished. The New town of Altoona grew around the railroad.
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