Altoona, Kansas

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Altoona is a city in Wilson County, Kansas, United States, along the Verdigris River. The population was 485 at the 2000 census.



Altoona is located at 37°31′36″N 95°39′43″W / 37.52667°N 95.66194°W / 37.52667; -95.66194 (37.526796, -95.661903).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 485 people, 201 households, and 133 families residing in the city. The population density was 891.5 people per square mile (346.8/km²). There were 232 housing units at an average density of 426.5/sq mi (165.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.73% White, 1.24% Native American, 0.21% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 201 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,906, and the median income for a family was $30,375. Males had a median income of $28,523 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,534. About 9.9% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.2% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

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