Altoona demographics profile

StatisticAltoonaPennsylvaniaNational
Population45,20912,783,977318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)4,61827791
Median age38.340.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)54%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1843%40%43%
Speak English98%89%79%
Speak Spanish1%5%13%
Altoona, PA has a population of 45,209 and is the 908th largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,618 per sq mi which is 1566% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 4997% higher than the national average. The median age in Altoona is 38 which is approximately 6% lower than the Pennsylvania average of 41. In Altoona, 54% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 88% of Altoona residents were born in Pennsylvania, 11% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Altoona is 1566% higher than Pennsylvania.
  • The median age in Altoona is 6% lower than Pennsylvania.
  • In Altoona 93.72% of the population is White.
  • In Altoona 2.99% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Altoona 0.39% of the population is Asian.

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Altoona population breakdown by race

RaceAltoonaPennsylvaniaNational
White93.72%81.37%73.35%
Black or African American2.99%11.03%12.63%
Asian0.39%3.14%5.22%
American Indian0.04%0.20%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.01%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race2.38%2.24%3.06%
Other race0.46%1.98%4.75%
In Altoona, 1.6% 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.

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