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Altus, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Altus had a population of 19,024 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Altus is located within Altus Division of Jackson County.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Altus: Frazier.

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Altus, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,024
Daytime Population: Workers 12,317
Daytime Population: Residents 9,798
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,115
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 18,339
Population in Familes 14,783
Population in Group Qrtrs 685
Population Density2 1,035
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $44,397
Average Household Income $57,252
Per Capita Income $22,532


Total Housing Units 8,771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,857 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,459 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,455 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $101,643
Average Home Value $131,597


Total Households 7,316
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 4,806
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.56% -0.68%
Households -0.57% -0.7%
Families -0.77% -0.8%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Altus, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altus to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 27 96th
Population Density # 150 80th
Diversity Index # 16 98th
Median Household Income # 296 60th
Per Capita Income # 356 51st

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