Altus, Oklahoma

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Population in 2017: 18,849 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.1%
 
Males: 9,275  (49.2%)
Females: 9,574  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

33.6 years
Oklahoma median age:

36.6 years

Zip codes: 73521.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,281 (it was $30,217 in 2000)
Altus:

$45,281
OK:

$50,051

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,070 (it was $15,378 in 2000)

Altus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $122,381 (it was $60,300 in 2000)
Altus:

$122,381
OK:

$137,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $131,768; detached houses: $134,751; townhouses or other attached units: $101,747; mobile homes: $22,428

Median gross rent in 2017: $725.

March 2019 cost of living index in Altus: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.3%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.7% for Black residents, 24.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.8% for American Indian residents, 28.9% for other race residents, 41.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Altus, OK (2017)
    • 11,39057.8%White alone
    • 5,52428.0%Hispanic
    • 1,8759.5%Black alone
    • 5762.9%Two or more races
    • 2741.4%American Indian alone
    • 2751.4%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Altus, Oklahoma as of February 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Altus is 983 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Altus by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.2)
1
(5.2)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(48.7)
3
(14.9)
0
(0.0)
7
(36.7)
5
(26.8)
4
(21.1)
5
(25.0)
8
(40.1)
5
(25.5)
9
(46.1)
8
(41.1)
10
(52.4)
10
(52.5)
11
(58.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
12
(58.4)
15
(74.7)
16
(83.0)
23
(120.4)
14
(75.0)
8
(42.1)
6
(30.0)
10
(50.2)
10
(50.9)
9
(46.1)
12
(61.7)
3
(15.7)
2
(10.5)
4
(21.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
32
(155.8)
36
(179.3)
29
(150.4)
32
(167.6)
24
(128.6)
30
(158.0)
37
(184.8)
44
(220.7)
35
(178.3)
53
(271.4)
29
(149.1)
44
(230.5)
40
(209.9)
28
(149.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
225
(1,096)
231
(1,151)
225
(1,167)
247
(1,293)
221
(1,184)
270
(1,422)
225
(1,124)
209
(1,048)
267
(1,360)
196
(1,004)
174
(894.3)
189
(989.9)
155
(813.5)
119
(636.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
615
(2,995)
516
(2,570)
547
(2,837)
427
(2,236)
410
(2,197)
443
(2,334)
357
(1,783)
445
(2,232)
486
(2,475)
395
(2,022)
381
(1,958)
416
(2,179)
313
(1,643)
240
(1,283)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
32
(155.8)
31
(154.4)
22
(114.1)
12
(62.8)
8
(42.9)
15
(79.0)
9
(44.9)
25
(125.4)
21
(107.0)
16
(81.9)
19
(97.7)
16
(83.8)
41
(215.2)
26
(138.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
10
(48.7)
6
(29.9)
2
(10.4)
5
(26.2)
9
(48.2)
4
(21.1)
3
(15.0)
3
(15.0)
3
(15.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.3)
4
(21.0)
2
(10.5)
5
(26.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)306.4266.0259.2284.0265.3260.3219.5274.0274.1262.7230.0266.3237.5190.3

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City-data.com crime index in Altus, OK

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 51 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Oklahoma average:

2.24
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Ancestries: American (10.9%), German (6.1%), European (4.7%), Irish (4.6%), English (4.2%), African (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1398 feet

Land area: 16.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,120 people per square mile   (low).

Altus, Oklahoma map

1,594 residents are foreign born (6.2% Latin America, 1.2% Asia).

This city:

8.1%
Oklahoma:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $955 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $517 (0.7%)

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 ),
Friendship, 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 )

Latitude: 34.64 N, Longitude: 99.33 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +287 (+1.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,230 (70.2%)

Area code: 580

Distribution of median household income in Altus, OK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Altus, OK in 2017
Altus satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 32 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2014: 26 buildings, average cost: $436,000
  • 2015: 31 buildings, average cost: $161,600
  • 2016: 34 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2017: 20 buildings, average cost: $169,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Altus, OK residents
Average permit cost in Altus, OK
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Oklahoma:

3.2%
Historical population in Altus, OK
Historical housing units in Altus, OK
Most common industries in Altus, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (13.8%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Food (3.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (18.9%)
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.6%)
  • Food (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.8%)
  • Educational services (13.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.6%)
  • Public administration (8.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Altus, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Altus, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Altus-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 119% 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 slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 138.9 miles away from Altus center
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 Altus center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 149.6 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 the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 383.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 164.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Altus topographic map

Hospitals in Altus:

  • JACKSON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 1200 EAST PECAN ST)

Nursing Homes in Altus:

  • ALTUS HOUSE NURSING HOME (1059 EAST PECAN)
  • ENGLISH VILLAGE MANOR (1515 CANTERBURY BLVD)
  • GRACE LIVING CENTER-ALTUS (1059 EAST PECAN)
  • JACKSON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, SNF (1200 EAST PECAN)
  • PLANTATION VILLAGE NURSING CENTER (2610 CEDAR CREEK DRIVE)
  • QUARTZ MOUNTAIN CARE CENTER (702 NORTH PARK LANE)

Dialysis Facilities in Altus:

  • DAVITA - ALTUS (205 S PARK LN STE 130)

Home Health Centers in Altus:

  • HEALTHWATCH HOME HEALTH (103 S HUDSON)
  • JACKSON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HOME CARE (1204 E TAMARACK ROAD)
  • QUALITY LIFESTYLES, INC (321 WEST COMMERCE)
  • SUNSHINE HOME CARE (804 E BROADWAY)

Airports located in Altus:

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Colleges/Universities in Altus:

  • Western Oklahoma State College (Full-time enrollment: 2,054; Location: 2801 N Main St; Public; Website: www.wosc.edu)
  • Southwest Technology Center (Full-time enrollment: 211; Location: 711 W. Tamarack; Public; Website: www.swtech.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Altus:

  • Vernon College (about 34 miles; Vernon, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,216)
  • Cameron University (about 51 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 4,695)
  • Midwestern State University (about 71 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 71 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,126)
  • Mid-America Christian University (about 111 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,869)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 113 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 8,904)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 114 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,064)

Public high schools in Altus:

  • ALTUS HS (Students: 1,087, Location: 400 NORTH PARK AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)
  • NAVAJO HS (Students: 117, Location: 15695 SOUTH COUNTY ROAD 210, Grades: 10-12)
  • NAVAJO JHS (Students: 104, Location: 15695 SOUTH COUNTY ROAD 210, Grades: 7-9)

Public elementary/middle schools in Altus:

  • ALTUS JHS (Students: 587, Location: 1600 SOUTH PARK LANE, Grades: 7-8)
  • WASHINGTON ES (Students: 376, Location: 311 EAST CYPRESS STREET, Grades: PK-4)
  • RIVERS ES (Students: 371, Location: 3000 NORTH VETERANS DRIVE, Grades: PK-4)
  • WILL ROGERS ES (Students: 366, Location: 1100 NORTH FORREST STREET, Grades: PK-4)
  • SUNSET ES (Students: 326, Location: 1830 SUNSET DRIVE, Grades: PK-4)
  • ROOSEVELT ES (Students: 265, Location: 1200 GLENDA STREET, Grades: PK-4)
  • NAVAJO ES (Students: 256, Location: 15695 SOUTH COUNTY ROAD 210, Grades: PK-6)
  • ALTUS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Location: 1221 NORTH HOWSE STREET, Grades: 5-6)

Private elementary/middle school in Altus:

  • ALTUS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 131, Location: 1700 N MAIN ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in 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; US Highway 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).

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.

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: 509 S. Main , Population served: 21,477, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2014)
  • 18 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (2 times from AUG-19-2013 to JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2014)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-19-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2014)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-19-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2014)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-17-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-19-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-06-2013)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-23-2013), St Public Notif requested (APR-23-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-19-2013)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 7 other older monitoring violations
ALTUS AFB (Address: 301 N 1st St. Building 46 , Population served: 4,249, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-31-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-31-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-05-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-05-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-05-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-05-2014)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Altus:

Marital status in Altus, OK
  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Altus:

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Altus
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Altus, OK (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,84545
Mainline Protestant3,84010
Other5712
Catholic4501
None11,740-
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: 2
Here:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Jackson County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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.
Oklahoma:

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

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

11.4%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.5%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Altus:

47.1%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.0%
Oklahoma:

44.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Oklahoma:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.2%
Oklahoma:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.0%
Oklahoma:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.5%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
Altus:

54.2%
State:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.1%
Oklahoma:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Altus, OK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 40$166,827$50,0480$0
Firefighters 31$122,902$47,5750$0
Electric Power 26$91,184$42,0851$1,568
Sewerage 14$52,166$44,7140$0
Other and Unallocable 13$37,875$34,9623$5,162
Solid Waste Management 12$38,329$38,3291$2,347
Police - Other 12$36,821$36,8212$713
Parks and Recreation 11$28,695$31,30418$19,813
Streets and Highways 10$39,383$47,2600$0
Other Government Administration 10$50,616$60,7393$1,993
Water Supply 9$28,305$37,7400$0
Financial Administration 7$28,447$48,7660$0
Judicial and Legal 3$19,696$78,7842$1,743
Airports 3$8,780$35,1200$0
Fire - Other 2$6,612$39,6720$0
Totals for Government 203$756,638$44,72730$33,339

Altus government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $15,765,000 ($836.38)
    Police Protection: $4,103,000 ($217.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,321,000 ($176.19)
    Central Staff Services: $1,625,000 ($86.21)
    Water Utilities: $1,616,000 ($85.73)
    General - Other: $1,533,000 ($81.33)
    Financial Administration: $1,424,000 ($75.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,357,000 ($71.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,294,000 ($68.65)
    Sewerage: $652,000 ($34.59)
    Regular Highways: $532,000 ($28.22)
    Air Transportation: $404,000 ($21.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $342,000 ($18.14)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $141,000 ($7.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,199,000 ($63.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $368,000 ($19.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $68,000 ($3.61)
    Central Staff Services: $65,000 ($3.45)
    Regular Highways: $58,000 ($3.08)
    Police Protection: $36,000 ($1.91)
    General - Other: $35,000 ($1.86)
    Air Transportation: $15,000 ($0.80)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,277,000 ($439.12)

Altus government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,262,000 ($120.01)
    Sewerage: $1,640,000 ($87.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $502,000 ($26.63)
    Other: $351,000 ($18.62)
    Air Transportation: $230,000 ($12.20)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $202,000 ($10.72)
    Other: $31,000 ($1.64)
    Housing and Community Development: $29,000 ($1.54)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,069,000 ($162.82)
    Fines and Forfeits: $628,000 ($33.32)
    Interest Earnings: $406,000 ($21.54)
    Rents: $177,000 ($9.39)
    Donations From Private Sources: $75,000 ($3.98)
    Sale of Property: $65,000 ($3.45)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $22,211,000 ($1178.36)
    Water Utilities: $4,587,000 ($243.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $874,000 ($46.37)
    Water Utilities: $560,000 ($29.71)
    Highways: $404,000 ($21.43)
    General Local Government Support: $210,000 ($11.14)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,859,000 ($523.05)
    Other Selective Sales: $265,000 ($14.06)
    Public Utilities Sales: $245,000 ($13.00)
    Other License: $93,000 ($4.93)

Altus government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,316,000 ($1449.20)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,774,000 ($836.86)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,542,000 ($612.34)

Altus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,750,000 ($676.43)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,957,000 ($846.57)

9.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,374 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.39%
Oklahoma average:

7.30%

0.59% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,600 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.59%
Oklahoma average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.44% ($24,564 average AGI)
from Comanche County, OK  0.35% ($27,452)
from Greer County, OK  0.26% ($25,348)


10.14% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.14%
Oklahoma average:

7.47%

0.53% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,911 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.53%
Oklahoma average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.70% ($31,492 average AGI)
to Comanche County, OK  0.57% ($30,569)
to Cleveland County, OK  0.30% ($48,444)
Businesses in Altus, OK
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2McDonald's2
Applebee's1Microtel1
Arby's1Motel 61
Ashley Furniture2Nike5
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Best Western1Payless1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut2
Burger King1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1Rue211
Days Inn1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx3Sears1
Ford1Sprint Nextel1
GNC1Subway2
Goodwill4T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hilton1Toyota1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular4
Jones New York1UPS6
KFC1Vans1
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
Maurices1

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
See more detailed statistics of Altus fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 123Number of bridges
  • 1,457ft / 444mTotal length
  • $165,690,000Total costs
  • 617,423Total average daily traffic
  • 61,276Total average daily truck traffic
  • 786,038Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Altus, OK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 141930-1939
  • 71940-1949
  • 81950-1959
  • 371960-1969
  • 191970-1979
  • 151980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 102000-2009
  • 32010-2018
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: 93 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Altus, OK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 41 (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: 185 (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: 31 (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
Fire incident types in Altus, OK

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Altus, Oklahoma:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1501 E Broadway, Altus, Oklahoma 73521 , Phone: (580) 482-4656
  • Days Inn, 3202 N Main St, Altus, Oklahoma 73521 , Phone: (580) 477-2300
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 3210 N Main, Altus, Oklahoma 73521 , Phone: (580) 379-9400, Fax: (580) 379-9404
  • Hampton Inn And Suites Altus, 3601 N Main, Altus, Oklahoma 73521 , Phone: (580) 482-1273, Fax: (580) 482-1062
  • Holiday Inn Express, 2812 E Broadway, Altus, Oklahoma 73521 , Phone: (940) 320-5150
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Altus, Oklahoma
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Altus, OK
  • 82.0%Utility gas
  • 13.8%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Altus, OK
  • 58.3%Utility gas
  • 37.8%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel


Altus compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 90 pilots and 183 other airmen in this city.
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