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Population (year 2000): 21,447. Estimated population in July 2005: 19,899 (-7.2% change)
Males: 10,664 (49.7%), Females: 10,783 (50.3%)

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Median resident age: 31.6 years
Median household income: $30,217 (year 2000)
Median house value: $62,200 (year 2000)

Altus, OK residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Altus:

  • White Non-Hispanic (67.4%)
  • Hispanic (17.2%)
  • Black (10.4%)
  • Other race (10.3%)
  • Two or more races (3.6%)
  • American Indian (2.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (12.6%), Irish (10.0%), United States (9.7%), English (9.0%), French (2.1%), Italian (2.0%).

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Elevation: 1398 feet

Land area: 16.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Altus

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 12.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Altus city

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

5.5% Foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 1.1% Asia, 0.9% Europe).

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




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: OK Lawton, (62.5 miles ComputerSchools.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: City, OK Oklahoma (136.1 miles pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (216.1 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: OK (7.0 miles Martha, OK (9.4 miles Blair, OK (9.4 miles Olustee, Elmer, OK (11.5 miles) , Headrick, OK (13.0 miles) , OK (16.1 miles Tipton, Duke, OK (16.8 miles East OK Mangum, (20.3 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 20 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 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

Latitude: 34.64 N, Longitude: 99.33 W

Area code: 580


Altus, Oklahoma business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.5%), Public administration (13.8%), Retail trade (12.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,268 (+5.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,703 (81.3%)


 

Crime in Altus by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 0 2 2 1 0
    per 100,000 14.0 0.0 9.3 9.3 4.7 0.0
Rapes 6 12 9 16 20 13
    per 100,000 28.0 56.0 42.0 74.6 93.3 60.6
Robberies 18 16 22 17 18 13
    per 100,000 83.9 74.6 102.6 79.3 83.9 60.6
Assaults 50 58 35 22 39 23
    per 100,000 233.1 270.4 163.2 102.6 181.8 107.2
Burglaries 443 383 475 439 516 305
    per 100,000 2065.6 1785.8 2214.8 2046.9 2405.9 1422.1
Thefts 712 815 670 637 687 724
    per 100,000 3319.8 3800.1 3124.0 2970.1 3203.2 3375.8
Auto thefts 38 31 23 32 32 29
    per 100,000 177.2 144.5 107.2 149.2 149.2 135.2
388.5 387.4 378.1 357.5 412.0 309.3


Average climate in Altus, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Altus-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 168% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1982, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.7 miles away from the Altus city center injured 41 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/1/1954, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.9 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Jason Gildon - 2005 NFL player (Jacksonville Jaguars, born: Jul 31, 1972).


Hospital/medical center in Altus:
  • JACKSON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1200 EAST PECAN, P O BOX)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Altus:
  • MANGUM CITY HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; MANGUM, OK)
  • CHILLICOTHE HOSPITAL DISTRICT (about 30 miles; CHILLICOTHE, TX)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL & PHYSICIAN (about 30 miles; FREDERICK, OK)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Altus:
  • ALTUS AFB (about 5 miles; ALTUS, OK; ID: LTS)
  • HENRY POST AAF (about 65 miles; FORT SILL, OK; ID: FSI)
  • LAWTON-FORT SILL REGIONAL (about 65 miles; LAWTON, OK; ID: LAW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Altus:
  • ALTUS/QUARTZ MOUNTAIN RGNL (about 3 miles; ALTUS, OK; ID: AXS)
  • OLUSTEE MUNI (about 12 miles; OLUSTEE, OK; ID: F09)
  • TIPTON MUNI (about 18 miles; TIPTON, OK; ID: 1O8)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 27 $69,050 $30,688 11 $5,884
Police - Other 18 $42,562 $28,374 1 $1,612
Financial Administration 12 $32,019 $32,019 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 3 $9,839 $39,356 2 $1,917
Police Protection - Officers 42 $121,473 $34,706 3 $2,508
Sewerage 5 $11,956 $28,694 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 17 $35,900 $25,341 8 $4,176
Water Supply 17 $41,988 $29,638 0 $0
Electric Power 17 $44,641 $31,511 0 $0
Firefighters 32 $113,789 $42,670 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 18 $37,224 $24,816 2 $1,483
Solid Waste Management 17 $39,608 $27,958 1 $892
Health 3 $6,587 $26,348 0 $0
Airports 3 $6,474 $25,896 1 $416
Streets and Highways 13 $28,330 $26,150 0 $0
Totals for Government 244 $641,440 $31,546 29 $18,888


Colleges/Universities in Altus:
  • WESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,304; Location: 2801 N MAIN ST; Public; Website: www.western.cc.ok.us)
  • SOUTHWEST TECHNOLOGY CENTER (FT enrollment: 72; Location: 711 W TAMARACK; Public; Website: swtc.org)
  • ALADDIN BEAUTY COLLEGE 9 (Location: 212 W COMMERCE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altus:
  • CAMERON UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; LAWTON, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,529)
  • SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 75 miles; WEATHERFORD, OK; FT enrollment: 4,360)
  • MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; FT enrollment: 4,619)
  • SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY (about 131 miles; BETHANY, OK; FT enrollment: 2,002)
  • OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 133 miles; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; FT enrollment: 5,220)
  • OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY-OKLAHOMA CITY (about 135 miles; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; FT enrollment: 2,164)
  • UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA NORMAN CAMPUS (about 136 miles; NORMAN, OK; FT enrollment: 20,154)
Public high schools in Altus:
  • ALTUS HS (Students: 868; Location: 400 N. PARK AVENUE; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • NAVAJO HS (Students: 105; Location: 15695 S. CR. 210; Grades: 10 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Altus:
  • ALTUS JHS (Students: 647; Location: RIDGECREST & SOUTH PARK LANE; Grades: 08 - 09)
  • ALTUS MS (Students: 636; Location: 1221 NORTH HOWSE; Grades: 06 - 07)
  • SUNSET ES (Students: 575; Location: 1830 SUNSET DRIVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ROOSEVELT ES (Students: 420; Location: 1200 GLENDA; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILL ROGERS ES (Students: 411; Location: 1100 NORTH FORREST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • RIVERS ES (Students: 411; Location: 3000 VETERANS DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WASHINGTON ES (Students: 311; Location: 311 E. CYPRESS; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NAVAJO ES (Students: 256; Location: 15695 S, COUNTY ROAD 210; Grades: KG - 06)
  • NAVAJO JHS (Students: 105; Location: 15695 S. CR. 210; Grades: 07 - 09)
Library in Altus:
  • SOUTHERN PRAIRIE LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $513,059; Location: 421 NORTH HUDSON; 58,810 books; 1,048 audio materials; 1,019 video materials; 79 serial subscriptions)

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

Churches in Altus include: Grace United Methodist Church (A), Great Plains Baptist Church (B), Altus Christian Fellowship (C), Assembly of God Glad Tidings (D), Baptist Student Union (E), Highland Heights Methodist Church (F), Our Saviours Lutheran Church (G), Prince of Peace Catholic Church (H). their locations on the map

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

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

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


Altus compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Altus:
  • KWHW (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALTUS, OK; Owner: ALTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KJON (850 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: CARROLLTON BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, LP)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

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)
  • K210ML (89.9 FM; ALTUS, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KJCM (100.3 FM; SNYDER, OK; Owner: ALTUS EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • 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.)

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