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Altoona, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Altoona is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Eau Claire County at latitude 44.8 and longitude -91.4396. Eau Claire County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 896 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Altoona, but most people and references simply refer to it as Altoona, Wisconsin.

The P1 Census Class Code for Altoona indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Altoona: East Eau Claire.

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Altoona, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,190
Population in Households 7,178
Population in Familes 5,561
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 1,547
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 3,091
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,921
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,903 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,189 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 380 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $139,849
Average Home Value $162,638


Median Household Income $44,743
Average Household Income $60,392
Per Capita Income $25,426
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.65% 1.31%
Households 1.65% 1.35%
Families 1.88% 1.23%
Median Household Income   3.47%
Per Capita Income   2.98%
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 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 116 85th
Population Density1 # 112 86th
Diversity Index2 # 221 72nd
Median Household Income # 503 35th
Per Capita Income # 320 59th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.