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Altus is a city in Jackson County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Latin for "high place."

The latitude of Altus is 34.638N. The longitude is -99.333W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,398 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,559.


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Median household income
Local
$30,217
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Altus demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Frazier
· Leger
Founded by residents of nearby Fraiser, after their community was flooded.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 78. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.8 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Quartz Mountain State Park, Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge
Historic sites and museums: Museum of the Western Prairie
Colleges and universities: Western Oklahoma State College, Southwest Area Vocational Technical Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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13% of Altus residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $15,378, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Altus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Altus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $322.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $691.


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Libraries in Altus include Altus Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Altus include Altus Times

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KOCU.

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Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Altus political report.

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The average commute time for Altus workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Altus between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Altus include Best Western, Days Inn, Ramada Inn.

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