Altus, Arkansas

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Altus, Arkansas

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High Points

Altus strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arkansas):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 13% Altus Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Altus, Arkansas

Comparing Altus to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arkansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Senior Citizens 6 7
Age of the Population 5 7
Racial Diversity 4 3
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 4
Portion of People Married 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 8
Median Family Income 2 3
People Above Poverty 1 2
People in Middle Class or Better 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 6 4
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 6
People Living Alone 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
Affordability of Rents 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3

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Altus Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles E of Fort Smith, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 134 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Franklin
Standard Zip Codes 72821
Phone Area Codes 479
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.446
Longitude -93.762

Altus Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station OZARK
Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 47.7 inches
Distance 35 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
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Altus Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 817 100%
Male 387 47.4%
Female 430 52.6%
Under 18 209 25.6%
18+ 608 74.4%
65+ 137 16.8%
Median Age 37
Average Family Size 2.96
White 799 97.8%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.9%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 5 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 2.1%

Estimated Altus Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 835
Growth 18
Growth % 2.2%

Altus Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 31.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 23%
Irish 10.7%
German 8.6%
English 7.1%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
Lithuanian 2.5%
Polish 2.5%
European 1.6%
Dutch 1.4%
Italian 1.2%
Swiss 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Norwegian 0.7%
Welsh 0.5%
Belgian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Dutch West Indian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Altus 817 $29,286
Coal Hill 1,001 $34,250
Hartman 596 $24,821
Ozark 3,525 $31,537
Paris 3,707 $32,409
Ratcliff 191 $27,500
Scranton 222 $30,313
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Altus High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 106 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.8

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