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The Altoona CDP(1) had a population of 42 as of July 1, 2021. 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 46.2668 and longitude -123.6562 in Wahkiakum County. The formal boundaries for the Altoona Census Designated Place 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 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Altoona, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 42 (100%)
Population in Households 42 (100.0%)
Population in Families 33 (78.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 8
Diversity Index2 26


Median Household Income $64,650
Average Household Income $106,078
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $44,211
Wealth Index5 145


Total HU (Housing Units) 36 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 ( 5.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (38.9%)
Median Home Value $275,000
Average Home Value $455,000
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 22
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 15
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.66% 0.47%
Households 0.85% 0.0%
Families -1.11% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   2.79%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

Altoona, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altoona to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 617 1st
Population Density # 625 0th
Median Household Income # 332 47th
Housing Affordability Index # 8 1st
Per Capita Income # 122 81st
Diversity Index # 483 23rd

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