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Welcome to Altoona ...
The city of Altoona is located in Polk County.
The location of Altoona has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Altoona refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altoonan<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Altoona has a population of 18,699 people<3> (see below for details).
Altoona was established in 1876.
The community of Altoona is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Altoona lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Altoona lies within the (515) area code.
The ZIP code for Altoona: 50009<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Altoona had a population of 14,541 people. This makes Altoona the county's 7th most populous community.
The population of Altoona represents 0.48% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 28th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 14,541 people, the population of Altoona increased 40.56% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,345 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Altoona had an population of 18,699 people. This is an increase of 28.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 80.75% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Altoona.
Communities near Altoona ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Altoona.
Communities Also Named Altoona ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Altoona - they are located in Alabama, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Altoona.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Altoona:
Websites for Altoona ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altoona ...
Looking for more information about Altoona? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Altoona, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Altoona.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Altoona: www.altoona-iowa.com/
The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.ia.us/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 16 Jun 2019