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Welcome to Alta (aka 'Alta City') ...

The town of Alta is located in Salt Lake County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Alta has a population of 387 people<1> (see below for details).

Alta was settled in 1865 and was incorporated in 1970.

The community of Alta is 9,180 feet [2,798 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Alta is about 1¾ mile [or ~2¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Alta lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Alta: (801) and (385)<3>

The ZIP code for Alta: 84092<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alta had a population of 383 people. This makes Alta the county's 16th most populous community.

The population of Alta represents 0.01% of the total population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 195th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 383 people, the population of Alta increased 3.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 370 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Alta had an population of 387 people. This is an increase of 1.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.59% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alta ...

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 Alta and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2016
Draper   [Map]   47,328   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lehi   [Map]   61,130   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Murray   [Map]   49,230   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   38,756   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Riverton   [Map]   42,838   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Salt Lake City   [Map]   193,744   NW   18 miles [29 km]

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

Communities Also Named Alta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Utah communities named Alta: This one is located in Salt Lake County and the other is located in Wasatch County.

Beyond Utah, there are 21 communities that are also named Alta - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Montana (2), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Tennessee, West Virginia (2) and Wyoming.

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

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 Alta. 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 Alta. 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 Alta.

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

Websites for Alta ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alta ...

Looking for more information about Alta? 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 Alta, 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 Alta.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned 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) Alta. 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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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

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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Footnotes ...

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

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

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<3>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Alta.

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<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 town (such as Alta). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alta or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alta. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alta) 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 Alta. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5898, Longitude: -111.6383     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alta.