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Welcome to Altus ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Altus has a population of 18,263 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Altus.
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 boundaries of 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 18,263 people. This is a decrease of 7.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.85% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Altus had a population of 19,813 people (which is 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 total 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 (with a count of 21,447 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Altus.
Adding Altus to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Altus in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Altus was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Altus on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Oklahoma (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Altus on our Genealogy Page.
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.
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.
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The official website for Altus: www.cityofaltus.org/
The official website for State of Oklahoma: https://www.ok.gov/
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This page was last modified: 03 Oct 2021