Altoona, Kansas facts for kids
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|Named for||Altoona, Pennsylvania|
|• Total||0.54 sq mi (1.39 km2)|
|• Land||0.53 sq mi (1.38 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||830 ft (250 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||709.74/sq mi (274.17/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Altoona was originally called Geddesburg when it was founded in 1869. It was renamed Altoona in 1870, after Altoona, Pennsylvania. The first post office in Altoona was established in April 1870.
Altoona experienced growth when the railroad was built through the settlement about 1885.
Altoona is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.55 square miles (1.42 km2), all of it land.(37.526796, -95.661903). According to the
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 414 people, 165 households, and 111 families residing in the city. The population density was 752.7 inhabitants per square mile (290.6/km2). There were 194 housing units at an average density of 352.7 per square mile (136.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.2% White, 1.2% Native American, and 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.
There were 165 households, of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.7% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.98.
The median age in the city was 37.6 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.
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