Statewide Claims to Fame

Altoona is 9th in Pennsylvania out of 191 other cities in Retail sales

Altoona is 10th in Pennsylvania out of 180 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Altoona is 10th in Pennsylvania out of 196 other cities in Current population (2012)

Altoona is 10th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Households

Altoona is 10th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Housing units

Altoona is 16th in Pennsylvania out of 187 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Altoona Rank Pennsylvania US
Current population (2012) 46,148 10th 12,763,536 313,914,040
Size in square miles 9.9 25th 44,742.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 4,675.5 76th 283.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Altoona Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents younger than 5 6.4% 86th 5.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.6% 89th 21.5% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 15.6% 140th 16.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Altoona Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 89.1% 142nd 87.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 15.2% 201st 26.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Altoona Rank Pennsylvania US
Race - White 93.8% 84th 83.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 3.3% 140th 11.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1% 199th 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.4% 234th 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 222nd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.0% 109th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 1.3% 208th 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 93.0% 76th 78.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Altoona Rank Pennsylvania US
Female residents 52.0% 140th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 1.4% 211th 5.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Altoona Rank Pennsylvania US
Housing units 21,179 10th 5,579,275 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 23.2% 179th 20.5% 25.9%
Households 19,275 10th 4,952,566 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 66.2% 98th 70.6% 66.1%
Home median value $81,900 215th $163,200 $186,200
People per household 2.3 120th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Altoona Rank Pennsylvania US
Income per capita $19,449 202nd $27,824 $27,915
Income per household $35,052 192nd $51,651 $52,762
Income below poverty line 19.3% 71st 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Altoona Rank Pennsylvania US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,425 10th 981,501 27,092,908
Retail sales $917,084 9th $166,842,778 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $19,682 47th $13,323 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $64,126 16th $19,625,449 $613,795,732

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