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 (2018 Est.) Altoona Greater Des Moines Region
Ages 0-4 1,611 9.0% 15,477
Ages 5-9 1,223 8.41% 13,005
Ages 10-14 1,374 7.7% 16,495
Ages 15-19 1,200 6.7% 16,786
Ages 20-24 1,058 5.9% 15,849
Ages 25-34 2,446 13.6% 35,064
Ages 35-44 2,733 15.2% 28,323
Ages 45-54 2,169 12.1% 24,636
Ages 55-59 952 5.4% 15,160
Ages 60-64 978 5.5% 10,762
Ages 65-74 1,206 6.7% 14,196
Ages 75-84 701 3.9% 7,529
Ages 16 and over 13,506 75.3% 168,705
Ages 18 and over 12,824 71.5% 162,468
Ages 21 and over 12,246 68.3% 150,960
Ages 65 and over 2,083 11.6% 25,426
Median Age 34 33.9

PEOPLENOW

Ethnicity and Culture (2019 Est.) Altoona Greater Des Moines Region
White 96.3% 75.4%
Black or African American 0.9% 11.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.1% 0.4%
Asian 0.6% 6.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.1%
Two or More Races 1.2% 4.0%
Hispanic or Latino 2.9% 7.30%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 3.2% 13.3%
Foreign born persons 1.3% 12.6%
Language other than English spoken at home 3.2% 18.3%