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Welcome to Alta (aka 'Alta City') ...
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.
In the past, Alta was named Central City
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
Telephone area codes for Alta: (801) and (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 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 (which had a count of 370 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Alta.
Adding Alta to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Alta 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 Alta was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alta on our Genealogy Page.
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.
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.
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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/
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This page was last modified: 14 Jun 2021