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
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.649, Longitude -93.469
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 516
  • PO Box Addresses: 123
  • Residential Addresses: 7,912
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,114
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,798

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Altoona, IA 50009 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,870
Daytime Population: Workers 9,581
Daytime Population: Residents 9,691
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,272
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 19,711
Population in Familes 16,692
Population in Group Qrtrs 159
Population Density2 742
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $68,956
Average Household Income $86,341
Per Capita Income $32,265


Total Housing Units 7,666 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,542 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,856 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 268 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $189,530
Average Home Value $214,340


Total Households 7,398
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 5,312
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 2.88% 2.32%
Households 2.78% 2.23%
Families 2.64% 2.13%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

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, 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 # 44 96th
Population Density # 78 92nd
Diversity Index # 201 79th
Median Household Income # 94 90th
Per Capita Income # 177 82nd

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