Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$25,722$30,137$29,829
Median household income$42,244$54,895$55,322
Median income owner occupied$58,801$68,587$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,320$31,605$35,192
Median earnings male$32,552$39,478$36,919
Median earnings female$25,089$26,440$26,250
Unemployment rate3.5%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level21.3%13.3%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Altoona is 14% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Altoona is 24% lower 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 41% higher than the national average

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      $28,159 $42,244 $84,488
      $36,593 $54,895 $109,790
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Altoona median earnings by income bracket

      Altoona employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.9%10.9%
      Manufacturing sector13.8%13.8%
      Financial & insurance services1.2%1.2%
      Wholesale & retail services19.7%19.7%
      Public administration7.6%7.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.7%8.7%
      Education, health & social services12.9%12.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Birmingham, PA120$87,50058.2%
      East Freedom, PA578$72,29230.7%
      Ashville, PA163$66,00019.3%
      Chest Springs, PA150$65,00017.5%
      Cassandra, PA167$63,12514.1%
      Altoona, PA43,669$42,24423.6%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Lombard, IL43,755$86,16755.8%
      Sierra Vista, AZ43,756$59,5857.7%
      The Colony, TX43,791$87,74858.6%
      Riverton, UT43,793$101,81084.0%
      Peachtree Corners, GA43,516$65,32818.1%
      Altoona, PA43,669$42,24423.6%
      Source: The Altoona, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).