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Altoona, Florida - Basic Facts

The Altoona Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Lake County at latitude 28.9687 and longitude -81.6481. Lake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The formal official name is the Altoona Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Altoona, Florida.

The U5 Census Class Code for Altoona indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Altoona Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

Altoona Census Designated Place, FL Boundary Map


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Altoona, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 87
Population in Households 85
Population in Familes 62
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 195
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 40
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 23
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 48 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $108,333
Average Home Value $139,286


Median Household Income $41,302
Average Household Income $52,666
Per Capita Income $24,669
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.53% 0.0%
Households -0.58% 0.0%
Families 3.34% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.53%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altoona to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 908 1st
Population Density1 # 836 9th
Diversity Index2 # 849 8th
Median Household Income # 509 45th
Per Capita Income # 407 56th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.