Altoona, Iowa 

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Population

19,503

+26.2% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Median Income

$66,730

Median Home Price

$261,200

Median Age

34.3

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.6 / 4.7

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Altoona, Iowa

Capital city - Just south of geographic center of Iowa. June, September and May are the most pleasant months in Altoona, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Altoona, IA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Attractive downtown
Capital city amenities
Stable economy
Cons
Entertainment
Air service
Harsh winters


What Bert Has To Say About Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area

As the cultural and economic heart of Iowa, Des Moines is headquarters to nearly 60 companies and most notably a center for the insurance industry as well as many agriculture-related businesses. Many characterize it as a “gentle” big city, retaining a small-town feel with larger-city amenities, but some also complain of a lack of entertainment and nightlife. It is quintessentially Midwestern with a clean but plain downtown with mostly rectangular tree-lined streets.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Altoona
Zip Codes: 50009
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 963 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Altoona is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Altoona jobs have increased by 2.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Altoona's cost of living is 7.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Altoona's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Polk county remained very strongly Democratic, 56.5% to 41.3%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Altoona's population is 19,503 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 26.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Altoona is Real Estate: $261,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.1%.

SCHOOLS
Altoona public schools spend $10,546 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.6 students per teacher in Altoona. More Education



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Housing Market in Altoona

It's a good time to buy in Altoona. Home Appreciation is up 9.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Altoona is $261,200.

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