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"Wine Capital of Arkansas"
Altus is a city in Franklin County, in the Fort Smith metro area.
So named because it was the highest point on the railroad line between Little Rock and Fort Smith.
The latitude of Altus is 35.446N. The longitude is -93.762W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 541 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 833.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Altus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Franklin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 72821 ZIP code.
10% of Altus residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Altus ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Altus was $17,376, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Altus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Altus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $296. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $617.
Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Altus political report.
The average commute time for Altus workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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