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Altoona has the 1747th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 16.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Altoona is part of the Des Moines metro area. Unemployment in the Des Moines area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Des Moines has the 61st largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Altoona is below average at $47,170, and the median cost of a home in Altoona is $158,800, which is below the national average. 31% of workers in Altoona hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 94% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Altoona. 82% of Altoona workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Altoona spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.