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Welcome to Alta (aka 'Alta City') ...

The town of Alta is located in Salt Lake County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alta has a population of 379 people<2> (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.<3> 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) & (385)<4>

The ZIP code for Alta: 84092<5>

Websites for Alta ...

Official Website: www.townofalta.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alta had an population of 379 people. This is a decrease of 1.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.43% since the 2000 Census).

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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Alta ...

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

  • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lake City
    • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,567 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lake City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salt Lake City<7>
  • West Jordan [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jordan
    • West Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,480 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jordan<7>
  • Sandy [Salt Lake County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
    • Sandy [Salt Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 96,380 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy<7>
  • South Jordan [Salt Lake County]
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    • Lehi [Utah County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lehi have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehi
      • Lehi [Utah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 69,724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lehi<7>
    • Millcreek [Salt Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millcreek
      • Millcreek [Salt Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millcreek
    • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<7>
    • Murray [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Salt Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,917 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murray<7>
    • Draper [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draper
      • Draper [Salt Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,587 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<7>
    • Riverton [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Salt Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<7>

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 Alta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alta.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alta. See our Newspapers Page for Alta.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Salt Lake County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alta: www.townofalta.com/

The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Salt Lake, 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 Alta.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5898, Longitude: -111.6383    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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