Altoona, Pennsylvania Population 2020

43,112

Altoona is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 43,112, it is the 11th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 908th largest city in the United States. Altoona is currently declining at a rate of -0.68% annually and its population has decreased by -6.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 46,320 in 2010. Altoona reached it's highest population of 82,054 in 1930. Spanning over 10 miles, Altoona has a population density of 4,403 people per square mile.

The average household income in Altoona is $53,677 with a poverty rate of 22.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $685 per month, and the median house value is $88,600. The median age in Altoona is 38.3 years, 35.8 years for males, and 40.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.0 males.

Altoona Demographics

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

  • White: 92.99%
  • Black or African American: 3.58%
  • Two or more races: 2.56%
  • Other race: 0.61%
  • Asian: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Altoona, Pennsylvania is 43,112, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 43,702.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 46,320.

Altoona, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020121,126-683-0.56%
2019121,809-683-0.56%
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 Percentage
White41,26092.99%
Black or African American1,5893.58%
Two or More Races1,1372.56%
Some Other Race2710.61%
Asian950.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.03%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.02%

Altoona Population Pyramid 2020

Altoona Median Age

38.3


Total

35.8


Male

40.8


Female

Altoona Adults

There are 34,460 adults, (7,109 of whom are seniors) in Altoona.

Altoona Age Dependency

62.2

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Altoona Sex Ratio

Female

22,872

51.55%

Male

21,500

48.45%

Altoona Households and Families

Altoona Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Altoona Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.5%15.5%
All63.6%36.4%
Male62.8%37.2%
Non Family50.1%49.9%
Female45%55%

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,7422.3163.6
Married7,4503.0684.5
Non Family7,4321.2150.1
Female2,8943.0245
Male966362.8

2.93

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

8.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Altoona Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7482.47%
9th to 12th Grade2,6828.84%
High School Graduate13,95746.02%
Some College5,02816.58%
Associates Degree2,5988.57%
Bachelors Degree3,60311.88%
Graduate Degree1,7115.64%

Altoona Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,37725,1034,967
Black1,1081,040261
Hispanic54448056
Multiple Races28323911
Other Race15815838
Asian433312
Native American1212
Islander8

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 asian people with a rate of 27.91%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,203$36,619$26,685
Less Than High School$16,629$17,850$10,216
High School Grad$25,849$32,290$20,650
Some College$31,844$39,596$26,692
Bachelors Degree$43,259$52,697$36,923
Graduate Degree$52,515$55,942$48,047

$31,203

Average Earnings

$36,619

Average Male

$26,685

Average Female

Altoona Language

Altoona Language by Age

Altoona Language

98.24% of Altoona residents speak only English, while 1.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.99% of the population.

Altoona Poverty

Altoona Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White39,8028,10520.36%
Multiple1,12472364.32%
Black1,53667744.08%
Hispanic94142545.16%
Other26415960.23%
Islander88100.00%

22.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.63%

Male Poverty Rate

24.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Altoona

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Altoona is White, with 20.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.47%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.06%
High School19.07%
Some College13.51%
Bachelors or Greater6.52%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed59.90%
Male Unemployed40.26%
Female Employed11.94%
Male Employed8.64%

Altoona Income

Altoona Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,536$53,677
Families$55,075$66,126
Married Families$68,227$77,321
Non Families$23,033$32,414

Altoona Marital Status

Altoona Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Altoona Married by Age and Sex

Altoona 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 55-64.

Altoona Marital Status by Race

Altoona Veterans

3,301

Number of Veterans

3,137

Male Veterans

164

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,087
First Gulf War713
Second Gulf War549
Korea247
World War II148
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,1839.82%
Black957.49%
Hispanic618.79%
Indian12100.00%
Other115.34%

$Altoona Veterans by Education

14.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Altoona Employment Status

58.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Altoona 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

86.92%

Born in Pennsylvania

99.00%

Native Born

1.00%

Foreign Born

0.22%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.00% of Altoona residents were born in the United States, with 86.92% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202043,112-295-0.68%
201943,407-295-0.68%
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%