Altoona, Pennsylvania Population 2019

Altoona, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 43,702 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Altoona, Pennsylvania is the 11th largest city in Pennsylvania based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 4464.22 people/mi² (1723.64 people/km²).

The overall median age is 38 years, 35.4 years for males, and 40.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 20,813 households in the city, with an average size of 2.32 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.6%, with a median rent of $623/month. The median house has 6.1 rooms, and has a value of $87,600.

The median income for households in Altoona, Pennsylvania is $38,592, while the mean household income is $51,285.

Altoona Pa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Altoona Pa was:

  • White: 93.64%
  • Black or African American: 2.80%
  • Two or more races: 2.77%
  • Other race: 0.56%
  • Asian: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
  • Native American: 0.00%
LatLng(40.5187, -78.3947)
Rank in State11th
StatePennsylvania
CountyBlair County
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)25.35 (9.79 mi²)
Water Area (km²)0.00 (0.00 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID4202184
Density (km²)1,723.64
Density (mi²)4,464.22
Area Code(s)814
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201843,702-319-0.72%
201744,021-295-0.67%
201644,316-400-0.89%
201544,716-312-0.69%
201445,028-270-0.60%
201345,298-320-0.70%
201245,618-207-0.45%
201145,825-124-0.27%
201045,949-3,574-0.75%
200049,523-2,358-0.46%
199051,881-5,197-0.95%
198057,078-6,037-1.00%
197063,115-6,292-0.95%
196069,407-7,770-1.06%
195077,177-3,037-0.39%
194080,214-1,840-0.23%
193082,05421,7233.12%
192060,3318,2041.47%
191052,12713,1542.95%
190038,9738,6362.54%
189030,33710,6274.41%
188019,7109,1006.39%
187010,6107,01911.44%
18603,5910.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018122,492-683-0.56%
2017123,175-505-0.41%
2016123,680-905-0.73%
2015124,585-691-0.55%
2014125,276-559-0.45%
2013125,835-705-0.56%
2012126,540-419-0.33%
2011126,959-84-0.07%
2010127,0430.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White41,904
Black or African American1,251
Two or More Races1,241
Some Other Race250
Asian96
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7

Altoona Pa Population Pyramid 2019

Altoona Pa Median Age

38


Total

35.4


Male

40.3


Female

Altoona Pa Adults

There are 34,608 adults, (7,225 of whom are seniors) in Altoona Pa.

Altoona Pa Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Altoona Pa Sex Ratio

Female

22,714

50.76%

Male

22,035

49.24%

Altoona Pa Households and Families

Altoona Pa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Altoona Pa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.9%14.1%
All63%37%
Male62.6%37.4%
Non Family48.1%51.9%
Female43.2%56.8%

63.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,8352.3263
Married7,4703.0885.9
Non Family7,4651.1848.1
Female2,9543.0643.2
Male9463.0462.6

2.96

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Altoona Pa Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7932.61%
9th to 12th Grade2,5378.34%
High School Graduate14,20546.71%
Some College4,83815.91%
Associates Degree2,5358.34%
Bachelors Degree3,72212.24%
Graduate Degree1,7815.86%

Altoona Pa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,78025,5595,339
Black80875187
Hispanic43940236
Multiple Races34732823
Other Race12312328
Asian373711
Islander7

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 29.73%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,160$35,976$25,377
Less Than High School$17,571$18,200$
High School Grad$23,470$29,873$18,417
Some College$31,773$38,801$26,469
Bachelors Degree$42,517$50,474$36,215
Graduate Degree$48,682$56,657$43,163

$30,160

Average Earnings

$35,976

Average Male

$25,377

Average Female

Altoona Pa Language

Altoona Pa Language by Age

Altoona Pa Language

98.27% of Altoona Pa residents speak only English, while 1.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.73% of the population.

Altoona Pa Poverty

Altoona Pa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,6448,35020.54%
Multiple1,23675461.00%
Black1,19270459.06%
Hispanic73739854.00%
Other24416366.80%
Islander77100.00%

23.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.95%

Male Poverty Rate

25.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Altoona Pa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Altoona Pa is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Altoona Pa is White, with 20.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.97%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.14%
High School19.38%
Some College14.72%
Bachelors or Greater5.45%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed63.29%
Male Unemployed37.01%
Female Employed11.67%
Male Employed9.80%

Altoona Pa Income

Altoona Pa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,592$51,285
Families$50,609$62,287
Married Families$64,844$74,983
Non Families$22,788$32,389

Altoona Pa Marital Status

Altoona Pa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Altoona Pa Married by Age and Sex

Altoona Pa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Altoona Pa Marital Status by Race

Altoona Pa Veterans

3,491

Number of Veterans

3,332

Male Veterans

159

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,169
First Gulf War762
Second Gulf War571
Korea323
World War II224

Altoona Pa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,39710.31%
Black768.03%
Hispanic7513.69%
Other1811.18%

Altoona Pa Veterans by Education

13.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Altoona Pa Employment Status

58.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Altoona Pa Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

87.64%

Born in Pennsylvania

99.26%

Native Born

0.74%

Foreign Born

0.19%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.26% of Altoona Pa residents were born in the United States, with 87.64% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.