Ranked in the 96th percentile


  • Altoona is ranked #25 in Iowa
  • Altoona is ranked #1,163 in the USA
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Income per Capita
  • Low Cost of Living
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Altoona, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waterbury, Des Moines86122,740
Westwood, Des Moines86121,262
Greenwood, Des Moines8510.71,009
Salisbury Oaks, Des Moines8311.21,088
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Linden Heights, Des Moines8311.5400
Ingersoll Park, Des Moines7911.2798
Southwestern Hills, Des Moines7912.35,829
Waveland Park, Des Moines7911.23,214

Best Cities Near Altoona, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Clive, IA8716.717,022
Urbandale, IA8612.241,578
Ankeny, IA858.653,413
Pella, IA8533.410,280
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Johnston, IA8412.519,491
Waukee, IA8420.516,955
Ames, IA8327.364,073
Polk City, IA8214.64,115
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Altoona, Iowa Is A Great Place To Live

During my time living in Altoona, Iowa, I must say that this has been one of the most pleasant places that I've lived. Not only is this a very safe location to live and raise a family, the education system here is definitely top notch. I have held my position at the company that I work at for the past 20 years! Due to the stability here, many people are now becoming interested in seeing what Altoona has to offer. Some folks are even spending vacation time here to see what Altoona is all about. One of the main attractions is the Prairie Meadows Casino where you can find the Racetrack and Hotel as well. Continuing the experience, you can follow 8th Street or 1st Avenue and you can find everything that you need to succeed here. Most of the time when the family wants to go out for a night of fun, this is where we start our journey!
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Source: The Altoona, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).