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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Salt Lake County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Salt Lake City-Ogden area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 84092 ZIP code.
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.
35% 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 $225. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $883.
Salt Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alta political report.
The average commute time for Alta workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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