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Altus, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Altus is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jackson County at latitude 34.6571 and longitude -99.309. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,398 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Altus, but most people and references simply refer to it as Altus, Oklahoma.

The P1 Census Class Code for Altus indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Altus, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 19,425
Population in Households 18,741
Population in Familes 15,138
Population in Group Qrtrs 684
Population Density1 1,057
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 7,533
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 4,969
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,884 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,130 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,404 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,351 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $86,133
Average Home Value $109,263


Median Household Income $38,874
Average Household Income $52,893
Per Capita Income $20,833
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.46% -0.31%
Households -0.29% -0.21%
Families -0.53% -0.31%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 23 97th
Population Density1 # 142 81st
Diversity Index2 # 21 97th
Median Household Income # 412 44th
Per Capita Income # 338 54th

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