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Encyclopedia > Altoona, Kansas

Altoona is a city in Wilson County, Kansas, along the Verdigris River. The population was 485 at the 2000 census. Wilson County (standard abbreviation: WL) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... Official language(s) none Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... The Verdigris River is a tributary of the Arkansas River in southeastern Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma in the United States. ...



Location of Altoona, Kansas

Altoona is located at 37°31′36″N, 95°39′43″W (37.526796, -95.661903)GR1. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 km² (0.5 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 485 people, 201 households, and 133 families residing in the city. The population density was 346.8/km² (891.5/mi²). There were 232 housing units at an average density of 165.9/km² (426.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.73% White, 1.24% Native American, 0.21% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...

There were 201 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.99. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...

In the city the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,906, and the median income for a family was $30,375. Males had a median income of $28,523 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,534. About 9.9% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.2% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

Notable native

  • Oren E. Long-A former governor and Senator of Hawaii who was born here.

Oren E. Long was the tenth territorial governor of Hawaii and the states first United States Senator. ...

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 37.526796° -95.661903°
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Altoona Kansas Resource Guide, City or community of Altoona, Kansas Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate, ... (176 words)
The population of Altoona is approximately 469 (1998).
The distance from Altoona to Washington DC is 1061 miles.
Altoona is positioned 37.52 degrees north of the equator and 95.66 degrees west of the prime meridian.
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