Ranked in the 98th percentile


  • Altoona is ranked #6 in Iowa
  • Altoona is ranked #358 in the USA
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Stable Housing Market
  • Low Cost of Living
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Altoona, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waterbury, Des Moines86122,740
Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines859.12,576
Waveland Park, Des Moines8411.23,214
Ingersoll Park, Des Moines8311.2798
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Bloomfield-Allen, Des Moines839.26,844
Greenwood, Des Moines8310.71,009
Lower Beaver, Des Moines839.55,761
Meredith, Des Moines8110.94,605

Best Cities Near Altoona, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ankeny, IA908.653,413
Urbandale, IA8912.241,578
Clive, IA8916.717,022
Waukee, IA8520.516,955
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Altoona, IA85016,692
West Des Moines, IA851361,624
Johnston, IA8412.519,491
Pella, IA8433.410,280
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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).