Altoona, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Altoona, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Altoona had a population of 413 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Altoona: Geddesburg.

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Altoona, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 413
Population in Households 413
Population in Familes 350
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 781
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $51,924
Average Household Income $60,877
Per Capita Income $25,135


Total Housing Units 192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $80,147
Average Home Value $106,724


Total Households 165
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 120
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.03% -0.34%
Households 0.15% -0.37%
Families 0.95% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

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, 2018 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 51st
Population Density # 347 48th
Diversity Index # 470 30th
Median Household Income # 271 60th
Per Capita Income # 384 43rd

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