Information and facts about the city of Altoona, Pennsylvania
The city of Altoona is located in Blair County, Pennsylvania. It is the most populated municipality of Blair County, with a population of 46,320 according to the 2010 US Census. Also known by it's nickname, the Mountain City, Altoona is the tenth largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. While it is the largest municipality in Blair County, it is not the seat of Blair County. Hollidaysburg Borough, to the south east of Altoona, holds that distinction.
Altoona credits much of its beginnings and growth to the railroad industry,and still serves as the home of many railroad repair facilities and track systems. The famous Horeshoe Curve, Altoona Railroaders Mueseum and many other area landmarks show the rich railroad history of Altoona.
At present the Altoona area has become a heavily retail shopping location. With easy access from Interstate 99 and it's centralized location between Pittsburgh and State College, Altoona has become home to many retail stores and franchises.
Altoona joined the list of cities with Minor League Baseball teams in 1998 when it was awarded an expansion franchise team. A new baseball park was built and named the Blair County Ballpark and the Altoona Curve became Altoona's baseball team. The Pittsburgh Pirates are the major-league affiliate to the Altoona Curve. Blair County Ballpark is located just off the I-99 exit for Frankstown Rd, near Lakemont Park.
Altoona City Council is located at Altoona City Hall
Address: 1301 12th Suite 100, Altoona, PA 16601
Altoona Police Departments:
Altoona Police Department
Address: 1106 16th Suite 202, Altoona, PA 16601
Emergency Phone: 911
Non Emergency Phone:(814) 949-2489
Logan Township Police Department
Address: 100 Chief Logan Circle, Altoona, PA 16602
Emergency Phone: 911
Non Emergency Phone: 814-949-3364
Altoona Fire Departments: Emergency Phone 911
Altoona City Fire Department Local 299
Address: 1319 Washington Ave, Altoona, PA 16601
Logan Township United
Address: 611 Grandview Rd Altoona, PA
Lakemont Fire Co
Address: 312 Lotz Ave Altoona, PA
Phone: (814) 943-2174
Pinecroft Volunteer Fire Company
Address: 2134 Old 6th Avenue Rd Altoona, PA
Phone: (814) 943-3704
Newburg Fire Department
Address: 2804 Washington Ave Altoona, PA
Phone: (814) 944-5994