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The City of Altoona had a population of 418 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Altoona: Geddesburg.

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Altoona, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 418
Daytime Population: Workers 137
Daytime Population: Residents 204
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 341
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 418
Population in Familes 354
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 791
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $53,206
Average Household Income $64,111
Per Capita Income $26,312


Total Housing Units 189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (76.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $76,515
Average Home Value $101,379


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.2% -0.39%
Households 0.33% -0.36%
Families 1.2% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

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, 2017 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 # 325 52nd
Population Density # 346 49th
Diversity Index # 457 32nd
Median Household Income # 247 63rd
Per Capita Income # 314 53rd

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