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The City of Altoona had a population of 432 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Altoona is located at latitude 37.5245 and longitude -95.6615 in Wilson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Altoona (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wilson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 830 feet.

The City of Altoona (GNIS ID: 2393940) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Altoona is located within Township of Cedar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wilson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Altoona population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Altoona: Geddesburg.

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Altoona, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 432
Population in Households 432
Population in Familes 367
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 817
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 171
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 125
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 148 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $102,013


Median Household Income $50,934
Average Household Income $61,454
Per Capita Income $25,286
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.0%
Households 0.77% 0.12%
Families 1.92% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Altoona, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altoona to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 326 52nd
Population Density1 # 336 50th
Diversity Index2 # 461 32nd
Median Household Income # 276 59th
Per Capita Income # 308 54th

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