Altoona, IA

16,692 Population
9.4 square miles 1,785 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.5%
was 0.5%
 
Population Density
1,785
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
54.8%
was 52.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
1.5%
was 1.3%
 
Percent Under 18
27.9%
was 27.0%
 
Percent 65 and Over
11.4%
was 11.3%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
7.0%
was 6.1%
 
Median Household Income
$72,398
was $69,748
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
39.6
38.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
151.5
was 121.2
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,811.8
was 3,615.4
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
6,374
was 6,152
 
Median Rent
$805
was $773
 
Total Building Permits
207
was 90
 
Occupied Housing Units
6,187
was 5,928
 
Homeownership Rate
72.9%
was 72.9%
 
Single Family Building Permits
98
was 90
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
679.2
was 657.9
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
10.0%
was 12.3%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
109
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.7
was 2.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
34.1
was 15.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
13.8
was 6.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.3%
was 99.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.0%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
94.5%
was 94.9%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
31.2%
was 31.6%
 

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