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Population (year 2000): 10,345. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,938 (+25.1% change)
Males: 4,941 (47.8%), Females: 5,404 (52.2%)

Polk County

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Median resident age: 32.2 years
Median household income: $50,162 (year 2000)
Median house value: $115,600 (year 2000)

Altoona, IA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Altoona:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Black (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (29.2%), Irish (13.3%), English (9.5%), United States (7.2%), Dutch (5.3%), Swedish (4.1%).

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Land area: 7.1 square miles

Altoona,

For population 25 years and over in Altoona

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Altoona city

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

1.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +2,927 (+39.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NE Omaha, (176.6 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (398.3 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IA (3.2 miles Bondurant, Hill, IA (5.2 miles Pleasant IA Mitchellville, (7.8 miles IA (10.4 miles Carlisle, IA (10.5 miles Ankeny, IA (10.5 miles Elkhart, IA (10.7 miles Saylorville, Moines, IA Des (11.0 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 125 buildings, average cost: $100,400
  • 1997: 110 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 1998: 96 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 1999: 114 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2000: 74 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2001: 154 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2002: 197 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2003: 210 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2004: 335 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 2005: 222 buildings, average cost: $123,200

Latitude: 41.65 N, Longitude: 93.47 W

Area code: 515


Altoona, Iowa business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.1%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (15.9%), Retail trade (12.6%), Manufacturing (10.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,638 (-15.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,074 (18.8%)


 

Crime in Altoona by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 9.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 2 0 1
    per 100,000 29.0 19.3 0.0 9.7
Robberies 3 6 4 0
    per 100,000 29.0 58.0 38.7 0.0
Assaults 6 8 8 9
    per 100,000 58.0 77.3 77.3 87.0
Burglaries 58 58 54 39
    per 100,000 560.7 560.7 522.0 377.0
Thefts 366 410 399 428
    per 100,000 3537.9 3963.3 3856.9 4137.3
Auto thefts 21 14 17 12
    per 100,000 203.0 135.3 164.3 116.0
238.6 249.2 231.0 222.4


Average climate in Altoona, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Altoona,

Altoona-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 117% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1974, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the Altoona city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 9/28/1986, a category 4 tornado 11.2 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Kyle Orton - 2005 NFL player (Chicago Bears, born: Nov 14, 1982).


Hospitals/medical centers near Altoona:
  • IOWA LUTHERAN HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; DES MOINES, IA)
  • IOWA METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; DES MOINES, IA)
  • BROADLAWNS MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; DES MOINES, IA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Altoona:
  • DES MOINES INTL (about 15 miles; DES MOINES, IA; ID: DSM)
  • FORT DODGE REGIONAL (about 79 miles; FORT DODGE, IA; ID: FOD)
  • OTTUMWA INDUSTRIAL (about 82 miles; OTTUMWA, IA; ID: OTM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Altoona:
  • ANKENY REGIONAL (about 6 miles; ANKENY, IA; ID: IKV)
  • MORNINGSTAR FIELD (about 12 miles; DES MOINES, IA; ID: Y76)
  • AMES MUNI (about 25 miles; AMES, IA; ID: AMW)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 1 $3,210 $38,520 0 $0
Sewerage 5 $18,188 $43,651 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 6 $18,339 $36,678 0 $0
Water Supply 4 $12,943 $38,829 1 $731
Local Libraries 2 $7,273 $43,638 17 $12,440
Other and Unallocable 5 $17,446 $41,870 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 19 $78,936 $49,854 0 $0
Other Government Administration 7 $33,662 $57,706 6 $2,152
Financial Administration 3 $8,967 $35,868 1 $379
Police - Other 2 $6,429 $38,574 0 $0
Firefighters 0 $0   5 $4,897
Fire - Other 2 $7,680 $46,080 0 $0
Streets and Highways 5 $19,235 $46,164 1 $511
Totals for Government 61 $232,308 $45,699 31 $21,110


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altoona:
  • DES MOINES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; ANKENY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 6,959)
  • DRAKE UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; DES MOINES, IA; FT enrollment: 4,227)
  • IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; AMES, IA; FT enrollment: 24,473)
  • IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 77 miles; FT DODGE, IA; FT enrollment: 2,807)
  • GRACELAND UNIVERSITY-LAMONI (about 78 miles; LAMONI, IA; FT enrollment: 2,026)
  • INDIAN HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 85 miles; OTTUMWA, IA; FT enrollment: 2,744)
  • HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 96 miles; WATERLOO, IA; FT enrollment: 3,292)
Public high school in Altoona:
  • THE HARBOR-SOUTHEAST POLK ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 69; Location: 1301 1ST AVE N; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Altoona:
  • CENTENNIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 513; Location: 910 7TH AVE SE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WILLOWBROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 493; Location: 300 17TH AVE SW; Grades: PK - 06)
  • ALTOONA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 394; Location: 301 6TH ST SW; Grades: KG - 06)
Library in Altoona:
  • ALTOONA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $324,490; Location: 700 EIGHTH ST.SW; 33,965 books; 2,039 audio materials; 1,634 video materials; 127 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Altoona: Adventureland Campground (A), Prairie Meadows Racetrack (B), Altoona (C), Altoona City Fire Department (D), Altoona City Hall (E), Altoona City Public Library (F), Altoona Community Service Campus (G), Altoona Police Deaprtment (H).

Churches in Altoona include: Adventure-Life Reformed Church (A), Altoona Assembly of God Church (B), Altoona Christian Church (C), Altoona Regular Baptist Church (D), Altoona United Methodist Church (E), Saints John and Paul Catholic Church (F), Christ the King Lutheran Church (G), Church of the Cross (H).

Parks in Altoona include: Greenbelt Park (1), Sam Wise Youth Complex (2), Eagle Ridge Park (3), Lions Park (4), Adventureland Estates (5), Haines Park (6), Greenway Park (7), Village Park (8), Prairie Heritage Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Altoona compared to Iowa state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Altoona:
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXLQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: WARREN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Altoona:
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K209EN (89.7 FM; CLIVE, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K213DV (90.5 FM; PLEASANT HILL, IA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Altoona:
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K29EA (Channel 29; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K46EY (Channel 46; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KFPX (Channel 39; NEWTON, IA; Owner: PAXSON DES MOINES LICENSE, INC.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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