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Welcome to Altus ...

The city of Altus is located in Franklin County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Altus has a population of 725 people<1> (see below for details).

Altus is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Altus lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Altus: (479)

The ZIP code for Altus: 72821<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Altus had a population of 758 people. This makes Altus the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Altus represents 0.03% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 221st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 758 people, the population of Altus decreased 7.22% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 817 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Altus had an population of 725 people. This is a decrease of 4.35% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.26% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Altus.

Communities near Altus ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Altus and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2016
Branch   [Map]   357   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Charleston   [Map]   2,466   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clarksville   [Map]   9,524   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Coal Hill   [Map]   1,019   E   5 miles [8 km]
Hartman   [Map]   528   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mulberry   [Map]   1,643   W   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Altus.

Communities Also Named Altus ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Altus - they are located in Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Altus.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Altus. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Altus. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Altus.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Altus:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altus ...

Looking for more information about Altus? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Altus, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Altus.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Altus. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altus.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Altus). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Altus or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Altus. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Altus) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Altus. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altus

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altus. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4471, Longitude: -93.7634     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Altus.