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Altus, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Altus had a population of 19,270 as of July 1, 2015. Altus ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Altus is located at latitude 34.6571 and longitude -99.309 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Altus (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,398 feet.

The City of Altus (GNIS ID: 2409689) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Altus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Altus, OK Boundary Map

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Altus, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 19,270
Population in Households 18,595
Population in Familes 15,030
Population in Group Qrtrs 675
Population Density1 1,049
Diversity Index2 72
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,494
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 4,931
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,921 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,096 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,397 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,427 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $103,129
Average Home Value $130,138
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,426
Average Household Income $54,598
Per Capita Income $21,556
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.38%
Households -0.33% -0.3%
Families -0.57% -0.4%
Median Household Income   3.6%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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.

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Altus, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altus to the other 733 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 25 97th
Population Density1 # 144 80th
Diversity Index2 # 18 98th
Median Household Income # 348 53rd
Per Capita Income # 311 58th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oklahoma Census Data Comparison Tool.