Altavista, VA Population

By | July 1, 2019

Population: 3,425. Estimated population in July 2020: 3,385 (-1.2% change)
Males: 1,497 (43.7%), Females: 1,928 (56.3%)

Campbell County

Zip code: 24517

Median resident age: 42.6 years
Median household income: $31,818
Median house value: $78,000

Races in Altavista:

  • White Non-Hispanic (73.8%)
  • Black (24.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (17.6%), English (12.9%), German (7.8%), Irish (4.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.5%), French (1.1%).

Elevation: 596 feet

Land area: 4.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Altavista

  • High school or higher: 68.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Altavista town

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 6.1%
  • Widowed: 14.4%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -338 (-9.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Altavista:

  • CENTRAL VIRGINIA TRAINING CENTER (about 21 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • CARILION BEDFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; BEDFORD, VA)
  • VIRGINIA BAPTIST HOSP & LYNCHBURG GENL (about 23 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Altavista:

  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 16 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 38 miles; DANVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: DAN)
  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 49 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Abbreviation: ROA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Altavista:

  • NEW LONDON (about 11 miles; FOREST, VA; Abbreviation: W90)
  • BROOKNEAL/CAMPBELL COUNTY (about 21 miles; BROOKNEAL, VA; Abbreviation: 0V4)
  • SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE (about 21 miles; MONETA, VA; Abbreviation: W91)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altavista:

  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 56 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • LONGWOOD COLLEGE (about 64 miles; FARMVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,557)
  • ELON COLLEGE (about 68 miles; ELON, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,993)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 74 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)
Public primary/middle schools in Altavista:

  • ALTAVISTA HIGH (Students: 791; Location: 904 BEDFORD AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • ALTAVISTA ELEM. (Students: 711; Location: 1003 LYNCH MILL RD; Grades: PK – 05)