Altoona 90 Exceptional
Altoona Livability #20 ranked city in Iowa#280 ranked city in the USARanks better than 99% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Altoona Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Altoona Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% higher than Iowa
Altoona
937% less expensive than the US average
Iowa
9010% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Altoona cost of living
B- Altoona Crime Total crime is 58% higher than Iowa
Total crime
3,06619% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3319% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Altoona crime
C+ Altoona Employment Household income is 33% higher than Iowa
Median household income
$72,39831% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$33,19911% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%24% lower than the US average
Altoona employment
A- Altoona Housing Home value is 27% higher than Iowa
Median home value
$168,1009% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$80515% lower than the US average
Home ownership
73%15% higher than the US average
Altoona real estate or Altoona rentals
A+ Altoona Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Iowa
High school grad. rates
91%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
83%69% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% higher than the US average
Altoona K-12 schools
A- Altoona User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in Altoona
Overall user rating
79% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
100% 1 total surveys
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      Altoona transportation information

      StatisticAltoonaIowaNational
      Average one way commute21min19min26min
      Workers who drive to work84.9%80.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.0%8.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.1%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.0%3.5%2.8%
      Working from home2.3%4.5%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)6354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0n/a8711

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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).