Alturas, Florida

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Population in 2010: 4,185.
Males: 2,120  (50.7%)
Females: 2,065  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  40.9 years
Florida median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 33830, 33841, 33859.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,435
Alturas:

$42,435
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,507

Alturas CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $101,800
Alturas:

$101,800
FL:

$153,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $124,028; Detached houses: $163,106; Mobile homes: $48,850

Median gross rent in 2013: $779.

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  • Races in Alturas, FL (2010)

    Alturas races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alturas: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (18.0%), German (13.3%), Irish (8.8%), English (3.3%), French (3.3%), Scottish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 162 feet

Alturas,FL real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Alturas:

  • High school or higher: 78.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alturas CDP:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

116 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America).

This place:

2.9%
Florida:

19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Alturas, Florida as of October 23, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Alturas to the number of sex offenders is 4,185 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,072 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $701 (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

Alturas household income distribution Alturas home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (23%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Alturas: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 the city 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 the city 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 (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Fires: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storms: 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 57.2. This is better than average.

City:

57.2
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.45. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.45
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.5%
(22.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Florida average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alturas CDP (based on Polk County data)

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
Polk County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
State:

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

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

30.1%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

14.0%

7.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,912 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.84%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($229 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hillsborough County, FL  1.03% ($27,691 average AGI)
from Orange County, FL  0.70% ($28,675)
from Osceola County, FL  0.49% ($26,726)


6.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,113 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($225 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hillsborough County, FL  1.14% ($26,149 average AGI)
to Orange County, FL  0.65% ($31,231)
to Osceola County, FL  0.53% ($27,511)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Alturas fatal accident list:

Apr 19, 2003 08:40 PM, Cr-547, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 8, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 27m89ftTotal length
  • 66,774Total average daily traffic
  • 13,582Total average daily truck traffic
  • 82,994Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Service Call: 1

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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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