Living in Altoona, IA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Altoona SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
5
Safety
6
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
8.5

Altoona, IA Crime Report

569
Total Crimes
3,066.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
19.39%
Above National Average

Altoona, IA Cost Of Living

93
Altoona's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Altoona, Iowa Info Snack

Altoona is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States and is a part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 14,541 at the 2010 census.
Population
17,936
Unemployment
2.4%
Poverty
7.2%
Median Home
$189,000
Median Income
$77,444
Median Rent
$921

Altoona, IA Photos

Rankings for Altoona in Iowa

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Map Of Altoona, IA

Population over time in Altoona

Year Population % Change
2017 17,936 3.4%
2016 17,354 4.0%
2015 16,692 5.6%
2014 15,808 3.2%
2013 15,317 2.4%
2012 14,954 2.7%
2011 14,563 3.0%
2010 14,144 2.8%
2009 13,757 -
Crime/100k Altoona IA USA
Violent Crime 129.3 250.1 368.9
Murder 0.0 1.7 5.0
Robbery 16.2 29.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 107.8 187.9 246.8
Property Crime 2937.1 1691.5 2199.5
Burglary 242.5 352.6 376.0
Larceny 2570.6 1190.4 1594.6
Car Theft 123.9 148.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Altoona

White
93.4% (16,749)
African American
0.9% (167)
American Indian
0.1% (18)
Asian
0.6% (113)
Hawaiian
0.6% (108)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.2% (215)
Hispanic
3.2% (566)
Race Altoona IA USA
White 93.4% 86.1% 61.1%
African American 0.9% 3.4% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 0.6% 2.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.6% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.2% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.2% 5.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Altoona, Iowa

Less than $10,000
3.7% (65,646)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.0% (71,488)
$15,000 to $24,999
3.0% (53,685)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.9% (141,029)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.0% (197,218)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.8% (319,332)
$75,000 to $99,999
15.3% (273,991)
$100,000 to $149,999
22.4% (401,946)
$150,000 to $199,999
9.5% (169,679)
$200,000 or more
5.6% (99,582)
Income Altoona IA USA
Less than $10,000 3.7% 5.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.0% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 3.0% 9.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.9% 9.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.0% 13.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.8% 19.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.3% 14.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 22.4% 14.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 9.5% 4.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 5.6% 4.2% 7.0%

Gender in Altoona

Female
51.9% (9,300)
Male
48.1% (8,636)
Gender Altoona IA USA
Female 51.9% 50.4% 50.8%
Male 48.1% 49.6% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Altoona for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
0.0% (0)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (896)
High School / GED
30.0% (5,380)
Some College
24.0% (4,304)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (1,972)
Bachelor's Degree
22.0% (3,945)
Master's Degree
6.0% (1,076)
Professional Degree
1.0% (179)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (179)
Education Altoona IA USA
< 9th Grade 0.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 30.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 11.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 22.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Altoona

Overall User Rating
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/5

HomeSnacks User

I live in Altoona and pretty much all the suburbs on the west side of Dsm are snobs just saying

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