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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Altus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson 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 73521 ZIP code.
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.
20% of Altus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Altus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $322. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $691.
Libraries in Altus include Altus Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Altus include Altus Times
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KOCU.
Jackson 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 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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