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Altoona Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Altoona Area is 126,708. The Altoona Area population density is 240.40 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 277.04 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Altoona Area is white, which represent 96.15% of the total population. The average Altoona Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 126,708. #318

Population Density, #125

Altoona Area
240.40 per square mile
277.04 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:121,835 (96.15%, #57)
Black:2,041 (1.61%, #614)
Hispanic:1,350 (1.07%, #847)
Asian:1,016 (0.80%, #502)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):67 (0.05%, #858)
One Race, Other:144 (0.11%, see rank)
Two or More Races:1,605 (1.27%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

98,064 (77.39%) out of the total population of 126,708 reported first ancestry.

 Altoona Area% of the Total PopulationPennsylvaniaU.S.
Arab3120.25%, see rank0.49%0.56%
Czech3930.31%, see rank0.40%0.47%
Danish770.06%, see rank0.13%0.42%
Dutch2,4341.92%, see rank1.76%1.40%
English8,3036.55%, see rank7.42%8.02%
French2,0921.65%, see rank1.87%3.34%
German49,98539.45%, see rank27.27%15.03%
Greek4400.35%, see rank0.50%0.41%
Hungarian6940.55%, see rank1.03%0.46%
Irish22,16417.49%, see rank16.97%10.80%
Italian13,21510.43%, see rank12.13%5.52%
Norwegian4370.34%, see rank0.33%1.42%
Polish5,1574.07%, see rank6.62%3.01%
Portuguese760.06%, see rank0.15%0.44%
Russian5010.40%, see rank1.47%0.92%
Scotch-Irish2,1571.70%, see rank1.18%0.99%
Scottish1,7201.36%, see rank1.50%1.72%
Subsaharan African330.03%, see rank0.74%0.95%
Swedish1,0690.84%, see rank0.82%1.27%
Swiss5870.46%, see rank0.51%0.30%
Ukrainian5200.41%, see rank0.88%0.31%
American8,7136.88%, see rank5.22%7.12%
Welsh1,1540.91%, see rank1.30%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 61,789 (48.76%, see rank)
Females: 64,919 (51.24%, see rank)

Altoona Area
Male: 48.76%
Female: 51.24%
Male: 48.84%
Female: 51.16%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Altoona Area
42.60 years old
40.40 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Altoona Area
40.60 years old
38.90 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Altoona Area
44.30 years old
41.90 years old
38.80 years old

 Altoona Area% of the Total PopulationPennsylvaniaU.S.
Under 5 years7,1345.63%, see rank5.64%6.36%
5 to 9 years7,3445.80%, see rank5.89%6.51%
10 to 14 years7,2955.76%, see rank6.07%6.59%
15 to 19 years8,0486.35%, see rank6.84%6.85%
20 to 24 years8,2396.50%, see rank6.86%7.13%
25 to 34 years14,14211.16%, see rank12.38%13.47%
35 to 44 years15,03111.86%, see rank12.21%12.96%
45 to 54 years17,98514.19%, see rank14.70%14.09%
55 to 64 years18,13814.31%, see rank13.41%12.29%
65 to 74 years11,9309.42%, see rank8.32%7.64%
75 to 84 7,6756.06%, see rank5.18%4.25%
85 years and over3,7472.96%, see rank2.50%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Altoona AreaPennsylvaniaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population88,648, 100%8,764,740209,056,129
Less Than High School8,605, 9.71%, see rank11.03%13.67%
High School Graduate43,326, 48.87%, see rank36.75%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree20,232, 22.82%, see rank24.12%29.09%
Bachelor Degree11,084, 12.50%, see rank17.14%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree5,401, 6.09%, see rank10.96%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.99, see rank13.4913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Altoona Area PennsylvaniaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten3,44375.52%24.48%62.52%37.48%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)11,70490.54%, see rank9.46%, see rank86.09%13.91%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)5,56288.55%, see rank11.45%, see rank87.25%12.75%90.60%9.40%
College5,65781.97%, see rank18.03%, see rank63.29%36.71%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School58559.15%, see rank40.85%, see rank44.72%55.28%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Altoona AreaPennsylvaniaU.S.
Total Households50,948, 100%4,957,736116,211,092
Average Household Size2.42, see rank2.492.63
1 Person Households15,487, 30.40%, see rank29.56%27.57%
2 or More Person Households35,461, 69.60%, see rank70.44%72.43%
Family Households (Families)32,863, 64.50%, see rank64.63%66.22%
Average Family Size3.09, see rank3.173.32
Married-Couple Family24,768, 48.61%, see rank48.29%48.42%
Nonfamily Households18,085, 35.50%, see rank35.37%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Altoona Area%PennsylvaniaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total104,935see rank10,512,604252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over50,514100%, see rank5,082,468123,281,364
Never Married16,38432.43%, see rank36.13%35.77%
Married27,03453.52%, see rank52.34%52.04%
Widowed2,0384.03%, see rank3.10%2.57%
Divorced5,05810.01%, see rank8.43%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over54,421100%, see rank5,430,136129,692,771
Never Married13,58024.95%, see rank30.18%29.48%
Married27,11949.83%, see rank48.71%49.19%
Widowed7,16913.17%, see rank10.75%9.16%
Divorced6,55312.04%, see rank10.35%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Altoona Area%PennsylvaniaU.S.
Native125,16898.78%, see rank93.87%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence112,03588.42%, see rank73.68%58.73%
Born in Different State12,74410.06%, see rank18.61%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
3890.31%, see rank1.58%1.42%
Foreign Born1,5401.22%, see rank6.13%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship8490.67%, see rank3.15%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship6910.55%, see rank2.98%7.09%
Born In Europe3460.27%, see rank1.34%1.53%
Born In Asia7850.62%, see rank2.36%3.82%
Born In Africa600.05%, see rank0.44%0.55%
Born In Oceania40.00%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America3190.25%, see rank1.84%6.83%
Born In Northern America260.02%, see rank0.12%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Altoona Area%PennsylvaniaU.S.
English49,07196.32%, see rank88.50%79.39%
Spanish6181.21%, see rank4.69%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages9961.95%, see rank4.40%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1880.37%, see rank1.81%3.36%
Other750.15%, see rank0.60%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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