Altha, Florida

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Altha, Florida

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Altha Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Altha Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 10% Altha Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Altha, Florida

Comparing Altha to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Senior Citizens 6 5
Racial Diversity 6 1
Age of the Population 5 5
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 7
Portion of People Married 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 5
People Above Poverty 3 4
College Educated Adults 2 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 8
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 7 3
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Housing Recently Built 9 5
Affordability of Rents 8 10
People Living Alone 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 2 5

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Altha Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles S of Dothan, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 207 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida
County Calhoun
Standard Zip Codes 32421
Phone Area Codes 850
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.57
Longitude -85.127

Altha Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 65 F
Apr Temp 50 to 80 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 81 F
Annual Precip 64 inches
Station CHIPLEY 3 E
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches
Station QUINCY 3 SSW
Distance 34.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 56.3 inches
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Altha Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 506 100%
Male 246 48.6%
Female 260 51.4%
Under 18 129 25.5%
18+ 377 74.5%
65+ 82 16.2%
Median Age 37.5
Average Family Size 3.04
White 485 95.8%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 13 2.6%
Mixed Race 4 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 30 5.9%

Estimated Altha Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 511
Growth 5
Growth % 1%

Altha 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 51.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.4%
German 12.9%
Irish 5.9%
English 5.4%
Scotch-Irish 3.2%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Dutch 2%
Scottish 1%
Polish 0.5%
Italian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Altha 506 $40,156
Blountstown 2,444 $30,880
Bristol 845 $36,932
Chattahoochee 3,287 $35,139
Grand Ridge 792 $36,875
Marianna 6,230 $29,590
Sneads 1,919 $37,162
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Altha High Schools (2004)

P. O. BOX 67
A Title I School.
Serves 652 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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