Altoona, Iowa 

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Population

17,354

+26.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.5%

Median Income

$66,730

Median Home Price

$214,400

Best Places to Live in Altoona, Iowa

Capital city - Just south of geographic center of Iowa
Pros
-Attractive downtown
-Capital city amenities
-Stable economy
Cons
-Entertainment
-Air service
-Harsh winters

Local Listings in Altoona, IA
 $195,400 
3304 13th Ave SE # 5USJ8P
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1470 SqFt
 $195,400 
3304 13th Ave SE # 5USJ8P
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1470 SqFt
 $220,000 
2603 13th St SW
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 | 1508 SqFt
 $199,000 
1011 4th St NW
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 992 SqFt

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: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
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 2.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Altoona jobs have increased by 2.71%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Altoona's cost of living is 1.00% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Altoona's Cost of Living

VOTING
Polk county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Altoona's population is 17,354 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 26.15%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Altoona is $214,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.84%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Altoona

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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NEW LISTINGS IN ALTOONA IA
$195,400
3304 13th Ave SE # 5USJ8P
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$220,000
2603 13th St SW
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 |

$199,000
1011 4th St NW
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$219,000
1202 7th Ave SE
Bed 3 | Bath 4.0 |

$229,900
1509 2nd St NW
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

$210,000
813 10th St NW
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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