Altoona, Iowa Population 2024

23,019

Altoona is a city located in Polk County Iowa. Altoona has a 2024 population of 23,019. Altoona is currently growing at a rate of 3.41% annually and its population has increased by 17.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,656 in 2020.

The average household income in Altoona is $107,049 with a poverty rate of 6.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Altoona is 36.1 years, 34.6 years for males, and 37.1 years for females.

Altoona Demographics

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

  • White: 90.02%
  • Two or more races: 4.29%
  • Black or African American: 3.37%
  • Asian: 1.15%
  • Other race: 0.61%
  • Native American: 0.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
10.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,109.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
17.11% (3,363)
The current population of Altoona, Iowa is 23,019 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,656.

Altoona, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White18,01990.02%
Two or more races8594.29%
Black or African American6743.37%
Asian2301.15%
Other race1230.61%
Native American1120.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Altoona Population by Race

Altoona Population Pyramid 2024

Altoona Median Age

36.1

Total

34.6

Male

37.1

Female

Altoona Adults

There are 14,753 adults, (2,825 of whom are seniors) in Altoona.

Altoona Age Dependency

67.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Altoona Sex Ratio

Female10,25651.24%
Male9,76148.76%

Altoona Population by Age

Altoona Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,5262.6469.130.9
Married4,0213.0684.215.8
Non Family2,3281.4550.449.6
Female9453.3958.641.4
Male2324.2938.461.6
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3.07

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Altoona Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Altoona Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Altoona Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 55.06%.

Altoona Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$58,011

Average Earnings

$63,498

Average Male

$51,157

Average Female

Altoona Earnings by Educational Attainment

Altoona Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Altoona Language

95.5% of Altoona residents speak only English, while 4.5% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.17% of the population.

Altoona Language

Altoona Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White17,2559375.43%
Black67322232.99%
Hispanic908333.63%
Other1231713.82%
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6.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.93%

Male Poverty Rate

8.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Altoona

The race most likely to be in poverty in Altoona is Black, with 32.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Altoona is Hispanic, with 3.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.13%.

Altoona Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.98%
High School10.96%
Some College4.65%
Bachelors or Greater2.97%
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Altoona Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed7.16%
Female Employed5.73%
Male Employed1.97%
Male Unemployed0.61%
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Altoona Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Altoona Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Altoona Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Altoona Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Altoona Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Altoona Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Altoona Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,002

Number of Veterans

892

Male Veterans

110

Female Veterans

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Altoona Veterans by War

count

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Altoona Veterans by Age

count

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Altoona Veterans by Race

Altoona Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Altoona Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72%

Labor Force Participation

67%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Altoona Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Altoona Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Altoona Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.14%

Born in Altoona

95.36%

Native Born

4.64%

Foreign Born

2.25%

Non Citizen

2.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.36% of Altoona residents were born in the United States, with 76.14% having been born in Iowa. 2.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Altoona Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202926,8097582.91%
202826,0517583%
202725,2937583.09%
202624,5357583.19%
202523,7777583.29%
202423,0197583.41%
202322,2617583.53%
202221,5037583.65%
202120,7451,0895.54%
202019,6563841.99%
201919,2724672.48%
201818,8051030.55%
201718,7026003.31%
201618,1025303.02%
201517,5729805.91%
201416,5925413.37%
201316,0513111.98%
201215,7407244.82%
201115,0163132.13%
201014,7034,35842.13%
200010,3453,15443.86%
19907,1911,42724.76%
19805,7642,910101.96%
19702,8541,35490.27%
19601,500900150%
1940600300100%
1900300
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Altoona Population by Year