Population density (sq mi)1,7115791
Median age34.338.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)65%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1851%44%43%
Speak English96%92%79%
Speak Spanish2%4%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Altoona is 2902% higher than Iowa
  • The median age in Altoona is 10% lower than Iowa
  • In Altoona 96.01% of the population is White
  • In Altoona 0.73% of the population is Black
  • In Altoona 1.13% of the population is Asian

Compare Altoona, IA Demographics


      Altoona population breakdown by race

      American Indian0.08%0.32%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.08%0.18%
      Mixed race2.01%1.97%3.06%
      Other race0.04%1.27%4.75%
      In Altoona, 3.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Altoona age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Altoona, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).