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Altoona, PA Metro Area&

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Population
125,917
0.42% decline
Median Age
43.1
Median Household Income
$44,033
0.12% growth
Poverty Rate
14.8%
Number of Employees
56,996
0.45% decline
Median Property Value
$112,600
1.81% growth

About the photo: Farm, hills and grasslands in rural Pennsylvania.

Economy

The economy of Altoona, PA Metro Area employs 56,996 people. The economy of Altoona, PA Metro Area is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.4; 1.31; and 1.29 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Altoona, PA Metro Area are Healthcare & Social Assistance (10,303), Retail trade (8,454), and Manufacturing (6,423), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($45,077), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($41,733), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,872).

Median household income in Altoona, PA Metro Area is $44,033. Males in Altoona, PA Metro Area have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,956. The income inequality of Altoona, PA Metro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.406 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Altoona, PA Metro Area. In Pennsylvania the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 81 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,864. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.

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The closest comparable data for the metropolitan statistical area of Altoona, PA Metro Area is from the state of Pennsylvania.

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Diversity

Altoona, PA Metro Area is home to a population of 125,917 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Altoona, PA Metro Area is composed of 119,652 White residents (95%), 1,984 Black residents (1.58%), 1,816 Two+ residents (1.44%), 1,430 Hispanic residents (1.14%), and 888 Asian residents (0.71%). The most common foreign languages in Altoona, PA Metro Area are Spanish (998 speakers), Other West Germanic (571 speakers), and German (321 speakers), but compared to other places, Altoona, PA Metro Area has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (571 speakers), German (321 speakers), and Italian (171 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Altoona, PA Metro Area awarded 881 degrees. The student population of Altoona, PA Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 287 male students and 594 female students. Most students in Altoona, PA Metro Area are White (812 and 92.2%), followed by Black or African American (28 and 3.18%), Unknown (11 and 1.25%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 1.14%). The largest universities in Altoona, PA Metro Area by number of graduates are Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (425 and 48.2%), Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center (198 and 22.5%), and YTI Career Institute-Altoona (166 and 18.8%). The most popular majors in Altoona, PA Metro Area are Registered Nursing (62 and 7.04%), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (53 and 6.02%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (42 and 4.77%). The median tuition costs in Altoona, PA Metro Area are N/A for private four year colleges, and $13,868 and $21,874 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Altoona, PA Metro Area is $112,600, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $110,600 to $112,600, a 1.81% increase. The homeownership rate of Altoona, PA Metro Area is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Altoona, PA Metro Area have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Altoona, PA Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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