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Alta is in Teton County, in the Jackson metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wyoming named Alta. For links to other places called Alta, WY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Alta is 43.753N. The longitude is -111.036W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,440 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 400.
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12% of Alta residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alta ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alta was $40,680, compared with $21,587 nationally.
56% of Alta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $421. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,239.
Teton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alta political report.
The average commute time for Alta workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Alta include Grand Targhee Ski & Summer Resort.
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