DemographicsNOW

In 2017, Altoona’s population reached an estimated 18,500. That’s a 27% increase since 2010, and most of that population—over 70%—is over the age of 18. People are already taking advantage of Altoona’s expanding entertainment scene, and we’re ready to share it with the nation.


We’re raising families, too. 71% of households in Altoona are families, and 75% are owner-occupied. Now is the time to break ground and set down roots. Now is the time for Altoona.

AGENOW

Age Distribution (2014 Est.) Altoona Greater Des Moines Region
Ages 0-4 1,245 8.56% 51,839
Ages 5-9 1,223 8.41% 103,559
Ages 10-14 1,203 8.27%
Ages 15-17 648 4.46% 92,479
Ages 18-20 456 3.14%
Ages 21-24 615 4.23%
Ages 25-34 2,125 14.61% 106,128
Ages 35-44 2,248 15.46% 96,750
Ages 45-54 1,962 13.49% 100,335
Ages 55-64 1,450 9.97% 85,038
Ages 65-74 783 5.38% 48,855
Ages 75-84 445 3.06% 27,920
Ages 16 and over 10,641 73.18%
Ages 18 and over 10,222 70.30%
Ages 21 and over 9,766 67.16%
Ages 65 and over 1,366 9.39%
Ages 85 and over 138 0.95%
Median Age 33.8 36

PEOPLENOW

Ethnicity and Culture (2014 Est.) Altoona Greater Des Moines Region
White 95.1% 87.40%
Black or African American 1.1% 4.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.1% 0.30%
Asian 1.1% 3.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2%
Two or More Races 1.5% 2.20%
Hispanic or Latino 2.9% 7.30%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 93.3% 92.80%
Foreign born persons 1.4% 7%
Language other than English spoken at home 2.6% 10.52%