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Altoona, PA Metro Area


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2022 population: 121,032   ( 6,057 from 2010)
Land area: 525.3 square miles
Population density: 230.4 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:113,480 93.76% 6.6%
Black:2,7072.24% 32.0%
Indian:1690.14% 35.2%
Asian:8720.72% 22.0%
2+ races:1,9451.61% 36.9%
Hispanic:1,8591.54% 51.1%
Total non-White:7,5526.24% 35.0%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:2,600 10.6
Deaths:4,17817.0
Net Migration: -348-1.4
Net Immigration: 690.3
Change in White population:-8,015 -6.3
Change in Non-White pop.:1,958 1.5




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
127,089
121,49595.60%
2,0511.61%
1250.10%
7150.56%
1,4211.12%
1,2300.97%
5,5944.40%

2000
129,144
125,64197.29%
1,4951.16%
1030.08%
4760.37%
7140.55%
6620.51%
3,5032.71%

1990
130,542
128,59798.51%
1,0750.82%
1250.10%
4000.31%
n/a
3450.26%
1,9451.49%

1980
136,621
134,89498.74%
1,0350.76%
700.05%
2980.22%
n/a
2820.21%
1,7271.26%

1970
135,356
133,93698.95%
9800.72%
220.02%
1420.10%
n/a
2270.17%
1,420 1.05%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
13,442 10.4
14,83011.5
-1,227-1.0
3180.2
-4,146 -3.2
2,091 1.6
1990's
NumberRate
15,207 11.6
15,50711.9
-721-0.6
1210.1
-2,956 -2.3
1,558 1.2
1980's
NumberRate
17,163 12.6
15,719 11.5
-6,753 -4.9
n/a
-6,297 -4.6
218 0.2
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-3,761 -2.8
n/a
958 0.7
307 0.2

Age, Family & Household Data for Altoona, PA Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
42.9
24,732 20.4%
96,300 79.6%
25,616 21.2%
50,587
2.35
31,567 62.4%
23,392 74.1%
3,162 10.0%
19,020 37.6%

2010
NumberPercent
42.0
26,878 21.1%
100,211 78.9%
22,527 17.7%
52,159
2.37
33,570 64.4%
25,023 74.5%
3,281 9.8%
18,589 35.6%

2000
NumberPercent
39.3
29,296 22.7%
99,848 77.3%
22,403 17.3%
51,622
2.42
35,267 68.3%
27,551 78.1%
2,990 8.5%
16,355 31.7%

1990
NumberPercent
36.3
32,050 24.6%
98,492 75.4%
22,179 17.0%
50,325
2.54
36,051 71.6%
29,225 81.1%
2,932 8.1%
14,274 28.4%

1980
NumberPercent
32.6
37,601 27.5%
99,020 72.5%
19,492 14.3%
48,916
2.75
36,950 75.5%
30,872 83.6%
2,360 6.4%
11,966 24.5%

2022 Housing Data for Altoona, PA Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units55,808 
Median Value$149,300 
Occupied50,58790.6%
Vacant5,2219.4%
Owned36,67172.5%
Rented13,91627.5%
Median Rent$838 
Single-Family Units42,37675.9%
    Detached39,93171.6%
    Attached2,4454.4%
Buldings with 5+ Units4,7198.5%
Mobile Homes4,0197.2%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Altoona, PA Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0002,5225.0%
$10,000 to $14,9992,4864.9%
$15,000 to $19,9992,5055.0%
$20,000 to $24,9992,2534.5%
$25,000 to $29,9992,2334.4%
$30,000 to $34,9992,4474.8%
$35,000 to $39,9992,3094.6%
$40,000 to $44,9992,3864.7%
$45,000 to $49,9992,0734.1%
$50,000 to $59,9994,3408.6%
$60,000 to $74,9994,4158.7%
$75,000 to $99,9997,06514.0%
$100,000 to $124,9995,10510.1%
$125,000 to $149,9993,1936.3%
$150,000 to $199,9992,9455.8%
$200,000 or more2,3104.6%
Median Household Income59,386 
Per Capita Income33,585 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.78 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI2,7755.5%
Public Assistance2,0124.0%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps8,79517.4%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed52,88771.1%
Unemployed2,4383.3%
In Armed Forces800.1%
Total Labor Force55,40574.5%
Not in Labor Force18,95725.5%
Real Unemployment Rate 28.8%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector21,61317,85654.8%
Non-Profit1,9364,33730.9%
Self-Employed2,8561,35667.8%
Local Government1,6432,15243.3%
State Government1,3811,05456.7%
Federal Government75953158.8%
Total Private + Self24,46919,21256.0%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.5,7198,07441.5%
Total30,18827,28652.5%
Pct. Govt.13.1%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts7,24712.6%
Sales and Office Occupations12,54221.8%
Professional, Technical12,32721.4%
Service Occupations10,33318.0%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1640.3%
All others15,05726.2%
White Collar 55.8%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance10,75618.7%
Retail trade8,15814.2%
Manufacturing5,93510.3%
Educational services4,6708.1%
Accommodation and food services4,3437.6%
Construction3,8096.6%
Transportation and warehousing3,8046.6%
Other services2,9355.1%
Public administration2,7114.7%
Professional, scientific, technical2,2734.0%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.2,0153.5%
Wholesale trade1,5142.6%
Finance and insurance1,2752.2%
Arts, entertainment, recreation9831.7%
Information6811.2%
Utilities5020.9%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting4760.8%
Real estate and rental and leasing4750.8%
Management980.2%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction930.2%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Altoona, PA Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican4060.33%
Puerto Rican5860.48%
Cuban2050.17%
Dominican920.08%
Total Central American1100.09%
Costa Rican160.01%
Guatemalan110.01%
Honduran00.00%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian750.06%
Salvadoran80.01%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American1280.10%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean50.00%
Colombian60.00%
Ecuadorian750.06%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan420.03%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic1940.16%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Chinese1820.15%
Indian1730.14%
Cambodian960.08%
Filipino620.05%
Japanese420.03%
Korean400.03%
Vietnamese40.00%
Thai10.00%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English113,35397.3%
German, other Germanic1,3171.1%
Spanish6520.6%
Other Indo-European4120.4%
Other1910.2%
Chinese1520.1%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic1230.1%
Arabic1070.1%
French, Haitian, Cajun830.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German45,68737.3%
Irish22,03018.0%
Italian12,25310.0%
English9,2377.5%
American6,6695.4%
Polish5,2944.3%
Scottish1,9421.6%
Dutch1,6321.3%
French1,5661.3%
Scotch-Irish1,2531.0%
Welsh1,1871.0%
European1,0840.9%
Swiss9530.8%
Slovak9320.8%
Pennsylvania German8570.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen121,86099.4%
Not a citizen7800.6%
Native121,14598.8%
Foreign-born1,4951.2%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Altoona, PA Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
1,637 1.9%4,515 5.2%39,157 44.8%21,622 24.7%13,677 15.6%6,808 7.8%
  Average years of education: 13.2
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 1,637 1.9%
9-12 Years 4,515 5.2%
H.S. Grad or GED 39,157 44.8%
Some College 21,622 24.7%
Bach. Degree 13,677 15.6%
Grad Degree 6,808 7.8%
Average years of education: 13.2

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Altoona, PA Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 121,408 112,394 9,014 7.4%
1991 122,294 111,002 11,292 9.2%
1992 124,080 113,064 11,016 8.9%
1993 125,950 116,964 8,986 7.1%
1994 125,682 117,210 8,472 6.7%
1995 124,334 116,402 7,932 6.4%
1996 125,984 118,526 7,458 5.9%
1997 127,902 120,796 7,106 5.6%
1998 127,402 120,912 6,490 5.1%
1999 129,020 123,036 5,984 4.6%
2000 125,162 119,252 5,910 4.7%
2001 127,632 120,444 7,188 5.6%
2002 128,972 121,388 7,584 5.9%
2003 128,062 121,094 6,968 5.4%
2004 129,988 123,054 6,934 5.3%
2005 129,682 122,940 6,742 5.2%
2006 129,162 123,226 5,936 4.6%
2007 130,250 124,598 5,652 4.3%
2008 130,910 124,094 6,816 5.2%
2009 130,204 120,992 9,212 7.1%
2010 123,168 113,614 9,554 7.8%
2011 122,796 114,040 8,756 7.1%
2012 123,432 114,460 8,972 7.3%
2013 122,640 114,368 8,272 6.7%
2014 121,760 114,696 7,064 5.8%
2015 122,022 115,620 6,402 5.2%
2016 121,718 115,354 6,364 5.2%
2017 120,210 114,316 5,894 4.9%
2018 118,884 113,702 5,182 4.4%
2019 119,402 113,914 5,488 4.6%
2020 118,410 108,106 10,304 8.7%
2021 118,990 112,206 6,784 5.7%
2022 118,028 112,750 5,278 4.5%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com