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Income/capita 44%
Household income 48%
Unemployment 60%
IndexAltoonaAlabamaNational
Income per capita$16,783$24,736$29,829
Median household income$28,672$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$45,625$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$11,607$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$34,125$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$16,300$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate1.8%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level25.1%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Altoona is 44% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Altoona is 48% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Altoona is 60% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Altoona is 66% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $19,112$28,672$57,344
      City
      $29,835$44,758$89,516
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Altoona median earnings by income bracket

      Altoona employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.2%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector23.1%3.1%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%5.3%
      Wholesale & retail services35.1%17.6%
      Public administration3.0%3.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.5%9.2%
      Education, health & social services7.5%31.3%
      Other11.2%26.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Gallant, AL896$63,89716%
      Egypt, AL885$55,3660%
      Rosa, AL423$54,2502%
      Sardis City, AL1,570$51,8486%
      Highland Lake, AL397$50,6258%
      Altoona, AL768$28,67248%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Clinton, WA768$50,8048%
      Mott, ND768$45,80417%
      Pateros, WA768$38,43831%
      Juniata Terrace, PA768$32,75041%
      Efland, NC768$52,7315%
      Altoona, AL768$28,67248%
      Source: The Altoona, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).