Altoona, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Altoona, Washington - Basic Facts

The Altoona Census Designated Place had a population of 37 as of July 1, 2017. Altoona ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Altoona is located at latitude 46.2699 and longitude -123.6149 in Wahkiakum County. The formal boundaries for the Altoona Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wahkiakum County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Altoona Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584943) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Altoona Census Designated Place is located within Grays River Division of Wahkiakum County.

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.

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


Total Population 37
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 22
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 37
Population in Familes 30
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 7
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $51,529
Per Capita Income $21,940


Total Housing Units 34 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (44.1%)
Median Home Value $187,500
Average Home Value $187,500


Total Households 19
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 13
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.72% 0.0%
Households -0.7% 0.0%
Families -3.63% 0.0%
Median Household Income   7.39%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Altoona, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altoona to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington 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 # 619 1st
Population Density # 627 0th
Diversity Index # 610 3rd
Median Household Income # 599 5th
Per Capita Income # 524 17th

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