Demographics

Demographics
The demographic information below was updated as of 2022.

  • Altoona Population: 19,565 as of the 2020 Census  - 20,705 as of July 2021 (a 5.8% 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                             

Taxes
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.

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

2021 Annual Report Infographic




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