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Income/capita 11%
Household income 31%
Unemployment 24%
IndexAltoonaIowaNational
Income per capita$33,199$28,872$29,829
Median household income$72,398$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$90,362$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$37,026$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$44,578$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$36,040$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.5%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level7.0%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Altoona is 11% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Altoona is 31% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Altoona is 24% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Altoona is 54% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $48,260$72,398$144,796
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      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 industry9.9%0.6%
      Manufacturing sector16.4%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services7.1%18.7%
      Wholesale & retail services19.8%9.4%
      Public administration6.1%5.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.1%2.5%
      Education, health & social services8.3%38.9%
      Other24.4%20.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cumming, IA415$116,875111%
      Johnston, IA19,491$95,56573%
      Alleman, IA499$90,83364%
      Polk City, IA4,115$90,21663%
      Urbandale, IA41,578$81,86248%
      Altoona, IA16,692$72,39831%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Tifton, GA16,691$29,68846%
      New Milford, NJ16,682$80,70946%
      Parole, MD16,679$96,11174%
      Roosevelt, NY16,675$73,19132%
      Center Point, AL16,711$39,13429%
      Altoona, IA16,692$72,39831%
      Source: The Altoona, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).