Altoona, Pennsylvania Population 2018

Altoona, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 44,098 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 4504.67 people/mi² (1739.25 people/km²), with a household density of 814.77 people/km² (2110.24 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 38.3 years, 35.2 years for males, and 41.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.6 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 20,658 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.8%, with a median rent of $606/month. The median house has 6.1 rooms, and has a value of $85,400.

The median income for households in Altoona, Pennsylvania is $36,741, while the mean household income is $49,305. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201744,098-302-0.68%
201644,400-394-0.88%
201544,794-308-0.68%
201445,102-244-0.54%
201345,346-291-0.64%
201245,637-199-0.43%
201145,836-109-0.24%
201045,945-3,578-0.75%
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%

Population by Race

Race Population
White42,371
Black or African American1,350
Two or More Races1,078
Some Other Race209
Asian176
American Indian and Alaska Native19
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Altoona Pa Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Altoona Pa Median Age

38.3


Total

35.2


Male

41.6


Female

Altoona Pa Adults

There are 35,037 adults, (7,279 of which are seniors) in Altoona Pa.

Altoona Pa Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Altoona Pa Sex Ratio

Female

22,655

50.11%

Male

22,554

49.89%

Altoona Pa Households and Families

Altoona Pa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Altoona Pa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
All64%36%
Male60.1%39.9%
Non Family48.4%51.6%
Female46.9%53.1%

64.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Altoona Pa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,5742.3864
Married7,4503.1586.5
Non Family7,3611.1948.4
Female2,8003.1746.9
Male9633.2360.1

3.05

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

8.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Altoona Pa Households

Altoona Pa Education

Altoona Pa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6342.08%
9th to 12th Grade2,6478.67%
High School Graduate14,86448.67%
Some College4,64415.21%
Associates Degree2,5658.40%
Bachelors Degree3,54211.60%
Graduate Degree1,6435.38%

Altoona Pa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,05525,9135,002
Black74764860
Hispanic41138637
Multiple Races25924426
Other Race878730
Asian646454
Native American1919
Islander6

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 84.38%.

Altoona Pa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,650$34,293$24,774
Less Than High School$17,250$19,189$
High School Grad$23,359$28,800$20,057
Some College$31,081$36,506$26,345
Bachelors Degree$41,515$50,108$32,642
Graduate Degree$46,196$54,250$40,539

$28,650

Average Earnings

$34,293

Average Male

$24,774

Average Female

Altoona Pa Language

Altoona Pa Language by Age

Altoona Pa Language

97.71% of Altoona Pa residents speak only English, while 2.29% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 0.95% of the population.

Altoona Pa Poverty

Altoona Pa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White41,2118,44520.49%
Black1,27870655.24%
Multiple1,07055651.96%
Hispanic68222532.99%
Other20115175.12%
Islander66100.00%

22.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.39%

Male Poverty Rate

24.18%

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 20.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.28%.

Altoona Pa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.95%
High School18.18%
Some College15.11%
Bachelors or Greater5.32%

Altoona Pa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.01%
Male Unemployed34.11%
Female Employed11.66%
Male Employed9.98%

Altoona Pa Income

Altoona Pa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,741$49,305
Families$49,866$60,600
Married Families$63,650$
Non Families$20,772$30,260

Altoona Pa Marital Status

Altoona Pa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Altoona Pa Marital Status by Race

Altoona Pa Veterans

Altoona Pa Veterans by War

3,536

Number of Veterans

3,325

Male Veterans

211

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,129
First Gulf War770
Second Gulf War446
Korea382
World War II271

Altoona Pa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 54973
65 to 74827
75+751
55 to 64634
18 to 34351

Altoona Pa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,44610.31%
Black828.28%
Hispanic499.23%
2 or More82.32%

Altoona Pa Veterans by Education

16.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Altoona Pa Employment Status

Altoona Pa Employment by Age

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Altoona Pa Employment by Race

Altoona Pa Employment by Education

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

87.56%

Born in Pennsylvania

99.02%

Native Born

0.98%

Foreign Born

0.24%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.02% of Altoona Pa residents were born in the United States, with 87.56% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.