The demographic information below was updated as of 2022.

  • Altoona Population: 19,576 as of the 2020 Census  - 21,503 as of July 2022 (a 9.8% increase from 2020)
  • DSM Metro Population: 699,292
  • High School Grad or Higher: 95.3%
  • Median Age: 36.77       
  • Median Household Income: $79,482 (vs the National Average of $64,994)
  • Average Home Value: $199,600                             

For information on the City’s tax rates, visit our Tax Information webpage.

Building Permits
For monthly building permit totals, visit the Altoona Building Department Online Portal and click on the “Reports” tab on the upper right.

Additional Demographics
To learn more about Des Moines area demographics, visit the Greater Des Moines Partnership Data Hub. Then click "Explore Data & Reports" in the upper right.

Annual Reports
The annual Community Development Reports include information on the City’s residential and commercial growth.

Altoona Development Report 2022 - Copy

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