Altoona employment information

IndexAltoonaPennsylvaniaNational
Income per capita$19,962$28,912$28,555
Median household income$36,258$53,115$53,482
Median income owner occupied$48,521$66,298$68,142
Median income renter occupied$18,658$30,128$33,219
Median earnings male$26,216$38,139$36,116
Median earnings female$21,095$25,633$25,692
Unemployment rate5.4%5.4%5.8%
Poverty level20.0%13.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Altoona is 30% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Altoona is 32% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Altoona is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Altoona is 28% higher than the national average.

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Altoona median earnings by income bracket

Altoona employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.8%1.4%
Manufacturing sector13.7%0.2%
Financial & insurance services2.0%2.6%
Wholesale & retail services21.3%17.4%
Public administration5.9%3.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.2%3.4%
Education, health & social services10.9%44.3%
Other26.1%22.2%

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Tunnelhill, PA362$49,1678%
Altoona, PA45,987$36,25832%

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Altoona, PA45,987$36,25832%
Source: The Altoona, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.