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Altoona, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Altoona had a population of 7,440 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Altoona: East Eau Claire.

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Altoona, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,440
Daytime Population: Workers 3,364
Daytime Population: Residents 3,526
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,890
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 7,427
Population in Familes 5,726
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 1,592
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $52,781
Average Household Income $70,173
Per Capita Income $29,192


Total Housing Units 3,586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,866 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,283 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 437 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $176,230
Average Home Value $200,992


Total Households 3,149
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,948
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.45% 1.04%
Households 1.24% 1.03%
Families 1.29% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

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, 2017 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 # 117 85th
Population Density # 106 86th
Diversity Index # 200 74th
Median Household Income # 428 45th
Per Capita Income # 275 65th

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