Altoona, PA 16601 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 16601: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Altoona, PA 16601

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 809
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,981
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,273
  • County: Blair County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.516, Longitude -78.403
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Altoona, PA 16601 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 32,849
Population in Households 31,590
Population in Familes 23,376
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,259
Population Density1 417
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 13,243
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 7,984
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,794 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,555 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,688 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,551 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $95,314
Average Home Value $126,756


Median Household Income $38,472
Average Household Income $52,120
Per Capita Income $21,535
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.29% -0.28%
Households -0.27% -0.27%
Families -0.41% -0.36%
Median Household Income   -1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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, PA 16601 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 16601 to the other 1,669 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania 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 # 86 95th
Population Density1 # 688 59th
Diversity Index2 # 583 65th
Median Household Income # 1444 14th
Per Capita Income # 1366 18th

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