Alturas, Florida

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Population in 2010: 4,185.
Males: 2,023  (48.4%)
Females: 2,162  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

45.4 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 33830, 33841, 33859.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,475
Alturas:

$48,475
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,684

Alturas CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $153,700
Alturas:

$153,700
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $158,760; detached houses: $200,454; mobile homes: $59,227

Median gross rent in 2017: $845.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alturas: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.6%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Alturas, FL (2010)
    • 3,23777.3%White alone
    • 71417.1%Hispanic
    • 1343.2%Black alone
    • 651.6%Two or more races
    • 180.4%American Indian alone
    • 140.3%Asian alone
    • 30.07%Other race alone

Races in Alturas detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (34.4%), Irish (10.6%), English (9.0%), German (5.5%), Italian (3.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 162 feet

131 residents are foreign born (3.1% Latin America).

This place:

3.3%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $854 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,081 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakeland, FL (19.0 miles , pop. 78,452).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (46.3 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (838.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Wahneta, FL (2.4 miles ),
Homeland, FL (2.8 miles ),
Bartow, FL (2.8 miles ),
Eagle Lake, FL (2.8 miles ),
Crooked Lake Park, FL (2.9 miles ),
Lake Wales, FL (2.9 miles ),
Waverly, FL (3.0 miles ),
Highland Park, FL (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 27.87 N, Longitude: 81.72 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 863

Distribution of median household income in Alturas, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Alturas, FL in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Florida:

3.3%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 55.8. This is better than average.

City:

55.8
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.898. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.898
U.S.:

1.789
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.26. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.26
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Alturas-area historical tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/22/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.7 miles away from the Alturas place center killed 25 people and injured 150 people and caused $55 million in damages.

On 5/29/1963, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.6 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alturas-area historical earthquake activity is near Florida state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 322.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 360.2 miles away from Alturas center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 403.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 331.1 miles away from Alturas center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 417.6 miles away from Alturas center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 370.6 miles away from Alturas center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Fires: 6, Tropical Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Alturas:

  • POLK GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BARTOW, FL)
  • ROHR HOME, THE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BARTOW, FL)
  • GREEN TREE COURT CLUSTER (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BARTOW, FL)
  • BARTOW CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BARTOW, FL)
  • BARTOW DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; BARTOW, FL)
  • GRACE HEALTHCARE OF LAKE WALES (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LAKE WALES, FL)
  • LAKE WALES CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LAKE WALES, FL)

Amtrak stations near Alturas:

  • 10 miles: WINTER HAVEN (1800 7TH ST. S.W.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.
  • 19 miles: LAKELAND (600 LAKE MIRROR DR.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alturas:

  • Polk State College (about 12 miles; Winter Haven, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,935)
  • Southeastern University (about 17 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Florida Southern College (about 18 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • Everest University-Brandon (about 40 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,702)
  • Universal Technical Institute-Auto Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics Institute Division-Orlando (about 43 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 4,338)
  • Everest University-South Orlando (about 43 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 33,859)
  • University of South Florida-Main Campus (about 45 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 35,920)

Public elementary/middle school in Alturas:

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Notable locations in Alturas: Polk County Fire Department Station 2 Alturas (A), Polk County Sheriff's Office Community Policing Unit Wahneta (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Alturas: Lake Buffum Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Grassy Lake (A), Twin Lakes (B), Brush Lake (C), Lake Buffum (D), Star Lake (E), Perch Lake (F), Lake Pembroke (G), Polecat Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.9 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

77.8%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.6%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Alturas:

Marital status in Alturas, FL
  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

For population 25 years and over in Alturas:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Florida average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alturas, FL (based on Polk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant148,424504
Catholic45,25113
Mainline Protestant31,34774
Black Protestant10,76146
Other8,63036
Orthodox3073
None357,375-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 94
This county:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 104
Polk County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 215
Polk County:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 281
Here:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

30.1%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
Florida:

14.0%

8.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.18%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.82% ($41,918 average AGI)
from Orange County, FL  0.81% ($35,724)
from Osceola County, FL  0.78% ($34,937)


6.08% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,144 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.73% ($38,634 average AGI)
to Orange County, FL  0.64% ($39,765)
to Osceola County, FL  0.54% ($31,835)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alturas:

  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WWBF (1130 AM; 3 kW; BARTOW, FL; Owner: THOMAS N. THORNBURG, THORNBURG COMM.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHNR (1360 AM; 5 kW; CYPRESS GARDENS, FL; Owner: GB ENTERPRISES COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WTWB (1570 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, FL; Owner: CARPENTER'S HOME CHURCH, INC.)
  • WIPC (1280 AM; 1 kW; LAKE WALES, FL; Owner: SIBER MEDIA GROUP INC)
  • WLKF (1430 AM; 5 kW; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WLCC (760 AM; 10 kW; BRANDON, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA LICENSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alturas:

  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WYFO (91.9 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W291AG (106.1 FM; HIGHLAND CITY, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WXXL (106.7 FM; TAVARES, FL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WUSF (89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA)
  • WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWOJ (99.1 FM; AVON PARK, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WKES (91.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WLVF-FM (90.3 FM; HAINES CITY, FL; Owner: LANDMARK BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • W254AI (98.7 FM; AUBURNDALE, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alturas:

  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WLWA-LP (Channel 14; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: TRI-MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTGL-TV (Channel 52; COCOA, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W56EB (Channel 56; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Alturas fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Alturas fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 102ft / 31.1mTotal length
  • 50,700Total average daily traffic
  • 10,327Total average daily truck traffic
  • 87,965Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Alturas, FL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Alturas, FL

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE4HSU, Grant Date: 11/23/1993, Expiration Date: 11/23/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/24/2005, Registrant: Phillip M Bailey, Alturas, FL 33820

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alturas, FL
  • 93.9%Electricity
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alturas, FL
  • 90.6%Electricity
  • 5.4%No fuel used
  • 3.9%Wood


Alturas compared to Florida state average:

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