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Population in 2010: 394. Population change since 2000: -1.5%
Males: 275  (70.0%)
Females: 119  (30.0%)

Median resident age:  44.5 years
Wyoming median age:  42.3 years

Zip codes: 83414.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,597 (it was $56,750 in 2000)
Alta:

$26,597
WY:

$54,901
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,789

Alta CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $829,275 (it was $376,100 in 2000)
Alta:

$829,275
WY:

$187,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $828,302; Detached houses: $828,302

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,063.

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  • White alone - 378 (95.9%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alta: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (24.5%), Dutch (18.2%), French (13.1%), Italian (11.4%), Scottish (7.6%), Greek (6.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6440 feet

Land area: 130.0 square miles.

Population density: 3.0 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Alta:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 63.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.8%
  • Unemployed: 20.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alta CDP:

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

17 residents are foreign born (2.3% North America, 2.0% Europe).

This place:  4.3%
Wyoming:  2.7%



According to our research of Wyoming and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Alta, Wyoming as of July 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Alta to the number of sex offenders is 394 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $5,463 (0.7%)

Alta satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Idaho Falls, ID (54.8 miles , pop. 50,730).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (418.0 miles , pop. 554,636).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (710.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Driggs, ID (2.4 miles ), Tetonia, ID (2.9 miles ), Victor, ID (3.5 miles ), Teton Village, WY (3.9 miles) , Moose Wilson Road, WY (4.2 miles ), Wilson, WY (4.5 miles ), Kelly, WY (4.6 miles) , Jackson, WY (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 43.76 N, Longitude: 111.00 W

Area code: 307

Alta household income distribution Alta home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.2%
Wyoming:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (58%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (18%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (18%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (60%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (30%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (10%)
  • Business operations specialists (10%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (20%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (18%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (7%)

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Earthquake activity:

Alta-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wyoming state average. It is 481% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 58.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 64.5 miles away from Alta center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 68.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/21/2001 at 17:18:56, a magnitude 5.4 (5.4 MB, 4.9 MS, 5.3 MW, Depth: 0.5 mi) earthquake occurred 61.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1994 at 14:59:50, a magnitude 5.3 (4.8 MB, 5.1 ML, 5.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.9 miles away from Alta center
On 2/4/1994 at 02:42:12, a magnitude 5.2 (4.7 MB, 5.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Teton County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).

Causes of natural disasters: Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Alta:

  • TETON VALLEY HEALTH CARE (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 6 miles away; DRIGGS, ID)

Political contributions by individuals in Alta, WY

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alta:

  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 40 miles; Rexburg, ID; Full-time enrollment: 12,325)
  • Idaho State University (about 96 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 8,867)
  • Montana State University (about 132 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 9,518)
  • Utah State University (about 146 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 12,584)
  • Utah State University-Regional Campuses and Distance Education (about 146 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 3,048)
  • Weber State University (about 184 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 10,838)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 187 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 2,629)

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Notable locations in Alta: Devils Stairs (A), Darby Girls Camp (B), Treasure Mountain Camp (C), Teton Campground (D), Grand Targhee Resort (E), Jackson Hole Fire and Emergency Medical Services Station 5 Alta / Driggs Volunteer Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Treasure Lake (A), Granite Basin Lakes (B), Sunset Lake (C), South Leigh Lakes (D), Basin Lakes (E), Green Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Andy Stone Creek (A), Kiln Creek (B), Miles Creek (C), Mill Creek (D), North Fork Darby Creek (E), North Fork Teton Creek (F), Roaring Creek (G), South Fork Teton Creek (H), Terrace Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Rendezvous Back Country Tours (Tours & Charters; 1110 Alta North Rd) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotel: Grand Targhee Resort-Sioux Lodge (3300 East Ski Hill Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Teton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 16.9. This is significantly better than average.
City:

16.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.9
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 4.67. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.67
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alta and their reported violations in the past:

GRAND TARGHEE RESORT (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.9%

Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.5%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.0%
Whole state:  7.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Alta, WY

Alta compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Alta travel time to work - commute


Alta mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (71%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Alta CDP (based on Teton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.95%
Here24.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents39.8%26.6%10.7%6.7%5.3%
Congregations13.3%13.3%6.7%6.7%6.7%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents4.2%2.2%1.9%1.3%1.2%
Congregations6.7%13.3%6.7%6.7%20.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Teton County:

2.51 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Teton County:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
Here:

26.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.08 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

4.1%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Teton County:

13.4%
Wyoming:

24.4%

12.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($91,642 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.96%
Wyoming average:

9.04%

0.33% of residents moved from foreign countries ($239 average AGI)
Teton County:

0.33%
Wyoming average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Teton County, ID  0.50% ($131,093 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, WY  0.31% ($32,222)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.22% ($734,474)


12.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($47,969 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.21%
Wyoming average:

8.50%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($717 average AGI)
Teton County:

0.14%
Wyoming average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Teton County, ID  1.05% ($51,789 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, WY  0.93% ($53,638)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.30% ($31,231)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alta:

  • KID (590 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUPI (980 AM; 5 kW; AMMON, ID; Owner: RAY GROTH OIL COMPANY, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZNI (1260 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID)
  • KSGT (1340 AM; 1 kW; JACKSON, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KBLI (1620 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KBRV (790 AM; 5 kW; SODA SPRINGS, ID; Owner: CARIBOU BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KRSV (1210 AM; 5 kW; AFTON, WY; Owner: WESTERN WYOMING RADIO, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alta:

  • KCHQ (102.1 FM; DRIGGS, ID; Owner: TED W. AUSTIN, JR.)
  • K209BO (89.7 FM; TETONIA, ID; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KUWJ (90.3 FM; JACKSON, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KJAX (93.3 FM; JACKSON, WY; Owner: CATHEDRAL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KMTN (96.9 FM; JACKSON, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZJH (95.3 FM; JACKSON, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K275AB (102.9 FM; FREEDOM, WY; Owner: LOWER STAR VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION)
  • KBJX (107.9 FM; SHELLEY, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP)
  • K217ED (91.3 FM; DRIGGS, ID; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)

TV broadcast stations around Alta:

  • K13QE (Channel 13; DRIGGS, ETC., ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K59BV (Channel 59; LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K02KD (Channel 2; DRIGGS, ETC., ID; Owner: BOOTH CREEK SKI HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K05GU (Channel 5; DRIGGS, ETC., ID; Owner: BOOTH CREEK SKI HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K07QC (Channel 7; DRIGGS, ID; Owner: BOOTH CREEK SKI HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K09UZ (Channel 9; DRIGGS, ID; Owner: OREGON TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Grand Targhee, Ski Hill Road, Grand Targhee Resort (Lat: 43.788444 Lon: -110.935139), Type: Building, Structure height: 3.4 m, Overall height: 5.5 m, Call Sign: WQGC797
    Assigned Frequencies: 11628.1 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/12/2006, Expiration Date: 12/12/2016, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • ALTA, Lat: 43.785111 Lon: -111.041000, Call Sign: WQGW840
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.393 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/09/2007, Expiration Date: 05/09/2017, Certifier: G.L. Simmons
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • FRDS, Blackfoot Lift (Lat: 43.788333 Lon: -110.935083), Type: Bant, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5.2 m, Call Sign: WQQF474
    Assigned Frequencies: 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/27/2012, Expiration Date: 11/27/2022, Certifier: Jeremy Larson
    Registrant: Silver Star Telephone Company, Inc., 104101 Hwy 89, Freedom, WY 83120, Phone: (307) 883-6632, Fax: (307) 883-6600, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KF7MOW, Licensee ID: L01577965
    Grant Date: 11/09/2010, Expiration Date: 11/09/2020, Certifier: Roger T Shea
    Registrant: Roger T Shea, 75 Table Rock E Rd, Alta, WY 83414

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • ALTA AIRCRAFT INC, 130 Yellow Rose Dr, Alta, WY 83414
    Certificate: 04-0676 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 04/03/2004, Expiration Date: 04/02/2005

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 170TC , Serial Number: 19183, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 12/16/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Robert Gammelin, 170 W Rigby Rd, Alta, WY 83414
  • Aircraft: BEECH 58P (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 123 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 61287 , Serial Number: TJ-392, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 11/09/1981
    Registrant (Corporation): Alta Air Inc, 445 Altamont, Alta, WY 83414
  • Aircraft: ARCHER DAVID RV8 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-360-A1D (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 672RV , Serial Number: 80672, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Ken K Koster, 4080 Leigh Ln, Alta, WY 83414
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8GZ , Serial Number: 18-8209017, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 09/24/1982
    Registrant (Individual): Roger T Shea, 75 Talbe Rock East Rd, Alta, WY 83422


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Businesses in Alta, WY

  • Nike: 1
  • Vans: 2

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