Altoona Polk County, Iowa

Altoona: City in Polk County, Iowa, United States

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Altoona is a city located in the county of Polk in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its population at the 2010 census was 14,541 and a population density of 598 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 19,221 inhabitants.

The city was created 145 years ago in 1875.


Altoona is located at 41°38'39"N 93°27'53"W (41.6441600, -93.4646600).

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Altoona Quick Facts

Population : 19,221 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Iowa (United States)
County : Polk County
Postal code : 50009
Phone Area Codes : 515
Area : 24.31 km2
Altitude : 955 feet / 291 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1876 (145 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 13:43:41 (18th June 2021)
Density : 791 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 24.35% (2010-2019)


The population of Altoona increased by 24.35% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 14,541 - census
2011 15,010 3.12% estimation process
2012 15,734 4.6% estimation process
2013 16,039 1.9% estimation process
2014 16,579 3.26% estimation process
2015 17,555 5.56% estimation process
2016 18,076 2.88% estimation process
2017 18,665 3.16% estimation process
2018 18,783 0.63% estimation process
2019 19,221 2.28% estimation process

Altoona zip code is 50009. County name: Polk, County fips: 19153

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People born in Altoona (5)

People born in Altoona, including aerospace engineer John Houbolt, football quarterback Kyle Orton, film director Ernest Traxler, you can see a list of people who born in Altoona.


College & universities near Altoona

Code Name City ZIP
153375 Grand View University Des Moines (IA) 50316
153588 American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines Des Moines (IA) 50309
153214 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny (IA) 50023-3993
153542 UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology Des Moines (IA) 50309-1453
153977 Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines (IA) 50309-1239

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Altoona

Code Name Address Type
OSC Osceola Main & East Clay Streets RAIL
CRN Creston Pine and Adams Avenue RAIL
OTM Ottumwa station 210 West Main Street RAIL

Other places with the same name (4)

Other cities in Polk County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Polk County , IA.

City Name Population Title
Des Moines 214,237 City in and county seat of Polk County, Iowa, United States, and Iowa federated state capital city
West Des Moines 67,899 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States
Ankeny 67,355 Suburb in Iowa
Urbandale 44,379 City in Polk and Dallas counties, Iowa, United States
Johnston 22,582 City in Iowa, United States
Clive 17,242 Human settlement in Iowa, United States of America
Grimes 14,804 City in Iowa, United States
Pleasant Hill 10,019 American city in Iowa
Bondurant 6,958 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States of America
Polk City 4,961 American city in Iowa
Windsor Heights 4,809 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States
Mitchellville 2,258 City in Iowa, United States
Elkhart 918 American city in Iowa
Runnells 504 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States
Alleman 452 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Altoona distances to largest Iowa cities

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