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Jackson County

Population in 2012: 19,681 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.2%
 

Males: 9,764  (49.6%)
Females: 9,917  (50.4%)

Median resident age:  32.9 years
Oklahoma median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 73521.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $39,380 (it was $30,217 in 2000)
Altus:

$39,380
Oklahoma:

$43,225
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $19,814

Altus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $92,968 (it was $60,300 in 2000)
Altus:

$92,968
Oklahoma:

$112,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $108,281; Detached houses: $111,559; Townhouses or other attached units: $91,346; In 2-unit structures: $64,132; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $119,190; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $156,583; Mobile homes: $24,591; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,011

Median gross rent in 2011: $626.

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  • White alone - 12,246 (62.1%)
  • Hispanic - 4,502 (22.8%)
  • Black alone - 1,589 (8.1%)
  • Two or more races - 969 (4.9%)
  • Asian alone - 303 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 75 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 22 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 24 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Altus: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (11.2%), German (10.7%), English (8.7%), United States (5.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%), French (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1398 feet

Land area: 16.8 square miles.

Population density: 1169 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Altus:

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Altus city:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

1,506 residents are foreign born (4.9% Latin America, 1.2% Europe, 1.2% Asia).

This city:  7.6%
Oklahoma:  4.9%



According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Altus, Oklahoma as of April 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Altus to the number of sex offenders is 1,462 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $771 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $459 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (51.8 miles , pop. 92,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (116.8 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (193.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Martha, OK (2.6 miles ), East Jackson, OK (2.9 miles ), Olustee, OK (2.9 miles ), Blair, OK (3.1 miles ), Headrick, OK (3.3 miles) , Elmer, OK (3.4 miles) , East Duke, OK (3.7 miles ), Tipton, OK (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 29 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $97,400
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2005: 37 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2006: 48 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2007: 45 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 2008: 49 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2009: 32 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2010: 33 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2011: 33 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2012: 29 buildings, average cost: $160,900

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 34.64 N, Longitude: 99.33 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +691 (+3.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,766 (74.7%)

Area code: 580

Altus household income distribution Altus home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Altus by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0221010002001
per 100,000 0.09.39.24.80.04.90.00.00.010.70.00.05.0
Rapes 129162013103075458
per 100,000 55.741.873.796.763.048.714.90.036.726.821.125.040.1
Robberies 162217181312151623148610
per 100,000 74.2102.378.387.163.058.474.783.0120.475.042.130.050.2
Assaults 58352239233236293224303744
per 100,000 269.0162.7101.3188.6111.5155.8179.3150.4167.6128.6158.0184.8220.7
Burglaries 383475439516305225231225247221270225209
per 100,000 1776.42208.72021.62495.91478.51095.71150.71166.81293.41184.11422.31123.61048.4
Thefts 815670637687724615516547427410443357445
per 100,000 3780.13115.42933.53323.03509.62995.02570.42836.52236.02196.72333.71782.82232.1
Auto thefts 312332322932312212815925
per 100,000 143.8106.9147.4154.8140.6155.8154.4114.162.842.979.044.9125.4
Arson 53274106259433
per 100,000 23.213.99.233.919.448.729.910.426.248.221.115.015.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 403.5399.0387.8466.2343.2303.3263.3256.6281.1262.6257.7217.2271.2

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Crime rate in Altus detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 56 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Oklahoma average:

2.08

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Altus, Oklahoma accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.2%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -389 (-1.8%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Altus-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 226% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/1/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.1 miles away from the Altus city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/11/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.7 miles away from the city center injured 41 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Altus-area historical earthquake activity is below Oklahoma state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.8 miles away from Altus center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/1992 at 07:18:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.5 miles away from Altus center
On 10/7/2007 at 13:54:21, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 2.7 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Winter Storms: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jason Gildon - 2005 NFL player (Jacksonville Jaguars, born: Jul 31, 1972), Steve Marino - Professional golfer, Art Herring - Baseball player, Dean Prater - Football player, Dwight Nevil - Professional golfer, Gerard C. Bond - Geologist, James Holt (American football) - Football player, Jerry Tabb - Baseball player, Mark Cotney - Football player.


Hospital/medical center in Altus:

  • JACKSON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, "P O BOX 8190, 1200 EAST PECAN")

Political contributions by individuals in Altus, OK

Airports located in Altus:


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Local government website: www.cityofaltus.org

Colleges/Universities in Altus:

  • Western Oklahoma State College (Full-time enrollment: 916; Location: 2801 N Main St; Public; Website: www.wosc.edu)
  • Southwest Technology Center (FT enrollment: 47; Location: 711 W Tamarack; Public; Website: www.swtech.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altus:

  • Cameron University (about 51 miles; Lawton, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,904)
  • Midwestern State University (about 71 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,383)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 71 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,054)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 113 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 5,513)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 114 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,044)
  • University of Oklahoma Norman Campus (about 114 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 19,159)
  • Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (about 115 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,498)

Public high schools in Altus:

Public elementary/middle schools in Altus:

See full list of schools located in Altus, School District: ALTUS

Library in Altus:

  • SOUTHERN PRAIRIE LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $583,121; Location: 421 N. HUDSON; 66,021 books; 1,325 audio materials; 1,327 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 23 state licensed databases; 72 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • I would like to add 2 parks to your list-Imagination Station located approx. 500 Falcon Rd & Altus City Park located located approx 500 Park Ln. Also, I would like to that our Altus High School grades are 9th to 12th. And Altus Junior High grades are now 7th & 8th. There is no more ALtus Middle School. It is now Altus Intermediate School grades 5th & 6th. All Elementary schools are k-4th grade. We recently added a hotel (Microtel) and in the process of building Hampton Inn. Thanks! added by Leelee

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Notable locations in Altus: Jackson County Emergency Medical Services (A), Altus Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (B), Altus Air Force Base Fire Department Station 2 (C), Altus Fire Department Station 2 (D), Altus Air Force Base Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Altus Plaza Shopping Center and Mall (1), Park Lane Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Altus include: Tabernacle Baptist Church (A), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (B), Southside Baptist Church (C), Prince of Peace Catholic Church (D), Our Saviours Lutheran Church (E), Highland Heights Methodist Church (F), Great Plains Baptist Church (G), Grace United Methodist Church (H), Grace Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Altus Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Altus Reservoir (A), Altus City Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Altus: Lincoln Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Museum of the Western Prairie (1100 North Hightower), Bingo Oasis (Amusement & Theme Parks; USHighway 283 & Rce).

Hotels: Crystal's (2515 East Broadway Street), Ramada Inn (2515 E Broadway St), Friendship Inn Restaurant (1800 North Main Street), Falcon Inn & Apartments (2213 Falcon Road), Friendship Apartments (1800 North Main Street), Super 10 Inn (1501 East Broadway Street), Days Inn (3202 North Main Street), Astro Inn Motel (510 North Main Street), Budget Inn (510 North Main Street).

Courts: Jackson County - Court Clerk (Court House), Jackson County - Juvenile Affairs Office- Court Related & Community Serv (118 West Broadway Street), Altus City - City Court (218 East Commerce Street).

 
Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

ALTUS (Address: 220 EAST COMMERCE , Population served: 21477, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2006), St Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-05-2005), St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-04-2006), St Public Notif received (MAR-02-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-05-2005), St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-04-2006), St Public Notif received (MAR-02-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-24-2005), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-05-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-02-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-09-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-07-2005), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-05-2005)
  • 16 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-05-2005), St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-04-2006), St Public Notif received (MAR-02-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2006)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-24-2005), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-05-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-02-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2006)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-09-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-07-2005), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-05-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2006)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-16-2004), St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2004), St Public Notif received (FEB-23-2005), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-05-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - In MAY-2004, Contaminant: Chlorite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2005), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-2005)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 11 other older monitoring violations
ALTUS AFB (Address: 97 MDOS/SGOAB , Population served: 5484, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2003), St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2003), St Public Notif received (DEC-16-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-05-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-05-2003), St Public Notif received (OCT-16-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-2003), St Public Notif received (DEC-16-2003)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 19.9%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.5% for Black residents, 41.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 40.1% for other race residents, 30.6% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.6%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Altus, OK

People in group quarters in Altus in 2010:

  • 196 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 190 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 111 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 94 people in college/university student housing
  • 89 people in state prisons
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Altus in 2000:

  • 290 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 285 people in nursing homes
  • 69 people in state prisons
  • 52 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 38 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 29 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Altus compared to Oklahoma state average:

Altus, Oklahoma environmental map by EPA

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  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Altus (2011 data):

  • NBC OKLAHOMA: Facility, Altus/Sequoyah Branch, Altus Branch. Info updated 2010/02/08: Bank assets: $483.1 mil, Deposits: $428.7 mil, headquarters in Oklahoma City, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Nbc Corp. Of Oklahoma
  • Herring Bank: Altus Branch at 2500-2516 North Main Street, branch established on 1995/08/16; First State Bank Of Altus at 721 North Main Street, branch established on 1909/01/01. Info updated 2009/08/03: Bank assets: $562.6 mil, Deposits: $493.9 mil, headquarters in Amarillo, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Herring Bancorp, Inc.
  • The First National Bank in Altus: The First National Bank In Altus at 110 East Broadway, branch established on 1902/01/01; Bunker Hill Branch at 1606 North Main Street, branch established on 1985/03/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $287.0 mil, Deposits: $208.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First Altus Bancorp, Inc.
  • Stockmans Bank: at 3421 North Main, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $132.1 mil, Deposits: $120.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Reeves Bancshares, Inc.
  • Shamrock Bank, N.A.: Altus Branch at 401 Tamarack, branch established on 2002/03/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $258.2 mil, Deposits: $227.4 mil, headquarters in Coalgate, OK, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Shamrock Bancshares Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • MidFirst Bank: Altus Branch at 2511 N. Main St, branch established on 1989/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $9,790.2 mil, Deposits: $6,308.2 mil, headquarters in Oklahoma City, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 77 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Altus, Oklahoma:

  • Ramada Inn, 2515 E Broadway, Altus, OK 73521 , Phone: (580) 477-3000, Fax: (580) 477-0078
  • Best Western , 2804 N Main St, Altus, OK 73521 , Phone: (580) 482-9300
  • Super 10 Motel, 1501 E Broadway St, Altus, OK 73521 , Phone: (580) 482-4656
  • Days Inn, 3202 N Main St, Altus, OK 73521 , Phone: (580) 477-2300
  • Microtel Inn & Suites , 3210 N Main, Altus, OK 73521 , Phone: (580) 379-9400, Fax: (580) 379-9404
  • Hampton Inn And Suites Altus , 3601 N Main, Altus, OK 73521 , Phone: (580) 482-1273, Fax: (580) 482-1062
  • Holiday Inn Express , 2812 E Broadway, Altus, OK 73521 , Phone: (940) 320-5150
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Altus, Oklahoma

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Altus travel time to work - commute


Altus mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Altus (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.82%
Here85.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents55.6%18.2%7.9%4.9%3.0%
Congregations25.0%13.3%1.7%16.7%8.3%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents1.8%1.5%1.4%1.2%4.4%
Congregations1.7%8.3%1.7%1.7%21.7%
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: 2
Jackson County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Jackson County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Jackson County:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.4%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

30.5%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 13$36,637$33,8190$0
Other Government Administration 34$75,274$26,5674$4,176
Judicial and Legal 3$10,215$40,8602$1,966
Police Protection - Officers 40$109,334$32,8003$2,214
Police - Other 17$45,252$31,9430$0
Firefighters 32$102,130$38,2990$0
Streets and Highways 14$33,425$28,6500$0
Airports 3$6,598$26,3922$671
Health 3$6,638$26,5521$959
Solid Waste Management 17$39,349$27,7761$914
Sewerage 5$13,182$31,6370$0
Parks and Recreation 17$40,155$28,34511$5,099
Water Supply 20$45,812$27,4870$0
Electric Power 16$40,082$30,0620$0
Other and Unallocable 18$38,785$25,8570$0
Totals for Government 252$642,868$30,61324$15,999

Altus government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $404,000 ($20.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $283,000 ($14.38)
    Regular Highways: $176,000 ($8.94)
    Central Staff Services: $74,000 ($3.76)
    Water Utilities: $70,000 ($3.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($0.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.10)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $12,938,000 ($657.39)
    Police Protection: $2,824,000 ($143.49)
    General - Other: $2,650,000 ($134.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,937,000 ($98.42)
    Central Staff Services: $1,782,000 ($90.54)
    Water Utilities: $1,722,000 ($87.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,080,000 ($54.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,014,000 ($51.52)
    Regular Highways: $826,000 ($41.97)
    Sewerage: $648,000 ($32.93)
    Financial Administration: $554,000 ($28.15)
    Health - Other: $533,000 ($27.08)
    Air Transportation: $462,000 ($23.47)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $253,000 ($12.86)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $358,000 ($18.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $369,000 ($18.75)
    Water Utilities: $187,000 ($9.50)
    Electric Utilities: $143,000 ($7.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $111,000 ($5.64)
    General - Other: $105,000 ($5.34)
    Central Staff Services: $49,000 ($2.49)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($1.07)
    Gas Utilities: $17,000 ($0.86)
    Air Transportation: $10,000 ($0.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($0.30)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,600,000 ($436.97)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $323,000 ($16.41)

Altus government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,640,000 ($83.33)
    Sewerage: $998,000 ($50.71)
    Air Transportation: $403,000 ($20.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $113,000 ($5.74)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $21,000 ($1.07)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $331,000 ($16.82)
    Housing and Community Development: $53,000 ($2.69)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,416,000 ($122.76)
    Interest Earnings: $882,000 ($44.81)
    Fines and Forfeits: $340,000 ($17.28)
    Rents: $107,000 ($5.44)
    Sale of Property: $53,000 ($2.69)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,670,000 ($745.39)
    Water Utilities: $3,194,000 ($162.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $197,000 ($10.01)
    All Other: $110,000 ($5.59)
    General Local Government Support: $75,000 ($3.81)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,613,000 ($336.01)
    Public Utilities Sales: $470,000 ($23.88)
    NEC: $289,000 ($14.68)
    Other Selective Sales: $133,000 ($6.76)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $106,000 ($5.39)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.05)

Altus government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,596,000 ($1249.73)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,778,000 ($1208.17)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,138,000 ($565.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,320,000 ($524.36)

Altus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,102,000 ($462.48)

10.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,575 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.35%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%

0.92% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,468 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.92%
Oklahoma average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.37% ($23,912 average AGI)
from Comanche County, OK  0.33% ($25,167)
from Greer County, OK  0.30% ($26,741)


12.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,056 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.20%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%

1.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($3,132 average AGI)
Jackson County:

1.15%
Oklahoma average:

0.09%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.59% ($32,255 average AGI)
to Comanche County, OK  0.39% ($25,917)
to Bexar County, TX  0.32% ($39,700)

Strongest AM radio stations in Altus:

  • KWHW (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALTUS, OK; Owner: ALTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KJON (850 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: CARROLLTON BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, LP)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Altus:

  • KOCU (90.1 FM; ALTUS, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KQTZ (105.9 FM; HOBART, OK; Owner: ALTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KTIJ (98.5 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: FUCHS RADIO, LLC)
  • KKVO (90.9 FM; ALTUS, OK; Owner: ALTUS EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KJCM (100.3 FM; SNYDER, OK; Owner: ALTUS EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • K210ML (89.9 FM; ALTUS, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KEYB (107.9 FM; ALTUS, OK; Owner: ALTUS FM, INC.)
  • KRKZ (93.5 FM; ALTUS, OK; Owner: ALTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KHIM (97.7 FM; MANGUM, OK; Owner: ALTUS EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Altus:

  • K42FL (Channel 42; ALTUS, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K38FJ (Channel 38; ALTUS, OK; Owner: COPPER BREAKS TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K40FL (Channel 40; ALTUS, OK; Owner: COPPER BREAKS TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K49FE (Channel 49; ALTUS, OK; Owner: COPPER BREAKS TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K45FH (Channel 45; ALTUS, OK; Owner: COPPER BREAKS TV. TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K19AA (Channel 19; ALTUS, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TV AUTH.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Altus fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 87
Total length: 597 meters (1,959ft)
Total costs: $149,417,000
Total average daily traffic: 625,259
Total average daily truck traffic: 57,245

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 7
  • 1960-1969: 37
  • 1970-1979: 17
  • 1980-1989: 20
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Altus, OK

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Altus)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 70 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Altus, OK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 172 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Altus)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Altus)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 44 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 152
  • Hazardous Condition: 172
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Altus


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Altus, OK

Most common first names in Altus, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14275.1 years
Mary13877.1 years
John13575.8 years
William11875.5 years
Robert7472.5 years
George6077.1 years
Charles5768.3 years
Willie5175.7 years
Ruth4480.0 years
Thomas3872.2 years
Most common last names in Altus, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7374.4 years
Jones6276.7 years
Williams4878.7 years
Martin4379.0 years
Walker4080.5 years
Allen3677.9 years
Davis3575.0 years
Brown3574.4 years
Wilson3576.3 years
Johnson3466.9 years
Businesses in Altus, OK
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2Microtel1
Applebee's1Motel 61
Arby's1Nike5
Ashley Furniture2Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Payless1
Best Western1Pizza Hut2
Blockbuster1Quiznos1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1Rue211
Days Inn1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx3Sears1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
Goodwill4Subway2
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1U-Haul3
Jones New York1U.S. Cellular4
KFC1UPS6
La-Z-Boy1Vans1
Lane Furniture1Verizon Wireless1
Long John Silver's1Walgreens1
Maurices1Walmart1
McDonald's2
Browse common businesses in Altus, OK


Altus on our top lists:

  • #34 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
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  • R. Shawn Marshall (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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