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Alta Vista is a city in Wabaunsee County, in the Topeka metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "high view"
The latitude of Alta Vista is 38.863N. The longitude is -96.488W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,457 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 422.
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39% of Alta Vista residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alta Vista ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alta Vista was $15,885, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Alta Vista residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alta Vista, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $186. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $573.
Libraries in Alta Vista include Pottawatomie/Wabaunsee Library, Alta Vista ... View libraries
Wabaunsee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alta Vista political report.
The average commute time for Alta Vista workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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