Altoona, IA 50009 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50009: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Altoona, IA 50009

Not Acceptable, USPS
Adventureland Estates, IA 50009
Ivy, IA 50009

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 419
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,190
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,234
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.649, Longitude -93.469
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Altoona, IA 50009 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,119
Population in Households 18,965
Population in Familes 16,097
Population in Group Qrtrs 154
Population Density1 737
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 7,115
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 5,127
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,387 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,319 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,796 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 272 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $190,233
Average Home Value $214,801


Median Household Income $70,623
Average Household Income $86,459
Per Capita Income $32,295
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.81% 2.38%
Households 2.72% 2.32%
Families 2.6% 2.22%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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, IA 50009 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50009 to the other 963 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 44 96th
Population Density1 # 79 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 210 78th
Median Household Income # 73 93rd
Per Capita Income # 165 83rd

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