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Altoona, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Altoona had a population of 7,185 as of July 1, 2016. Altoona ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Altoona is located at latitude 44.8 and longitude -91.4396 in Eau Claire County. The formal boundaries for the City of Altoona (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Eau Claire County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 896 feet.

The City of Altoona (GNIS ID: 1582685) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Altoona population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Altoona: East Eau Claire.

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Altoona, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,185
Population in Households 7,173
Population in Familes 5,555
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 1,537
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 3,055
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,899
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,485 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,858 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,197 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 430 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $166,503
Average Home Value $192,160


Median Household Income $48,427
Average Household Income $65,556
Per Capita Income $27,331
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.11% 0.84%
Households 0.95% 0.84%
Families 1.09% 0.78%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Altoona, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altoona to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 120 85th
Population Density1 # 115 85th
Diversity Index2 # 206 73rd
Median Household Income # 445 43rd
Per Capita Income # 282 64th

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