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Welcome to Altus ...

The city of Altus is located in Jackson County<1> (at the time of its founding, Altus was located in Greer County) and is the County Seat for Jackson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Altus has a population of 18,338 people<2> (see below for details).

Altus is 1,360 feet [415 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Altus is within the (580) area code.

The ZIP code for Altus: 73521<4>

Websites for Altus ...

Official Website:   www.cityofaltus.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.altuschamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Altus had an population of 18,338 people. This is a decrease of 7.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Altus had a population of 19,813 people (or 74.92% of the total population of Jackson County). This makes Altus the county's most populous community.

The population of Altus represents 0.53% of the population of Oklahoma (which has 3,751,351 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,813 people, the population of Altus decreased 7.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 21,447 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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 Arkansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Altus ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Altus.

  • Mangum [Greer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mangum
    • Mangum [Greer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Altus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,698 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mangum
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mangum<6>
  • Tipton [Tillman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipton
    • Tipton [Tillman County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Altus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 759 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tipton<6>
  • Blair [Jackson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blair have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blair
    • Blair [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Altus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 742 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blair
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blair<6>
  • Olustee [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olustee
    • Olustee [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Altus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 555 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olustee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olustee<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • East Duke [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Duke have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Duke
      • East Duke [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Altus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 387 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Duke
    • Martha [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martha have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martha
      • Martha [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Altus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martha
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martha<6>
    • Elmer [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmer have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmer
      • Elmer [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Altus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 89 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmer<6>
    • Headrick [Jackson County]
    • Friendship [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
      • Friendship [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Altus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
    • Victory [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victory
      • Victory [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Altus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victory

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Altus. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Altus.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Altus.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Altus. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Altus, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Altus.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Oklahoma

About Jackson County

About Oklahoma

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Altus: www.cityofaltus.org/

The official website for State of Oklahoma: https://www.ok.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oklahoma's counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altus.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6523, Longitude: -99.3164    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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