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Altoona Travel Guide  

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Altoona can be described as a city located in ‘Polk County, Iowa, US’.
Moreover, it’s a portion of ‘Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area’. This place contains a race course, Prairie Meadows, an ‘amusement park’, casino, and ‘Adventureland’.
The incorporation of Altoona in the form of a city took place on 11th of March, 1876. It has been named ‘Altoona’ as it means ‘high’ in Latin; and also due to the fact that Julian B. Bausman, a surveyor discovered it to be the ‘highest’ point between Keokuk and Des Moines on Des Moines Valley Railroad.
As per US Census Bureau, area of Altoona on the whole is 18.4 sq. Km. Every portion of this place is land. Per capita income with regards to Altoona was $20336 per family. Median income per household was $50162.
Population was 13301 as per 2005 census. Around 97.11%25 of the population consisted of whites then.

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