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Alta is a town in Salt Lake County, in the Salt Lake City metro area.

The community name derives from Spanish for high

The latitude of Alta is 40.588N. The longitude is -111.637W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 8,560 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 365.


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Median household income
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$51,250
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alta demographic reports
Alta is in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Former and merged names include:
· Central City
Soldiers from Fort Douglas found silver here in 1864. A mining community developed, with ore hauled by oxen down the canyon to Ogden

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9% of Alta residents report German ancestry, and 27% 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 $66,566, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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35% of Alta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Alta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $225.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $883.


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Salt Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alta political report.

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The average commute time for Alta workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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