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Overview

Introduction to Altus, Oklahoma

Altus, Oklahoma, in Jackson county, is 53 miles W of Lawton, Oklahoma and 117 miles SW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Altus History

Altus was named after a Latin term meaning "high place." It is home to the training base for the United States Air Force. Altus is an anagram of Tulsa, which is Oklahoma’s second most populated city.

Altus and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of the Western Prairie
  • Roger Miller Museum
  • Childress County Heritage Museum
  • Great Plains State Park
  • Fort Sill Museum
  • Red River Valley Museum

Things To Do In Altus

While at Altus, one can visit churches like the Assembly of God Glad Tidings, the Emmanuel Baptist Church, the Grace United Methodist Church, the Highland Heights Methodist Church and the Altus Christian Fellowship. The Park Lane Shopping Center and the Altus Plaza Shopping Center and Mall are the popular shopping centers in the area.

Altus Transportation

Lawton-Ft. Sill Regional is the nearest major airport.

Altus Higher Education

Western Oklahoma State College is the local institution providing opportunities for higher education. Other nearby institutions include Midwestern State University, Oklahoma City University and Cameron University.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,422
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens12.2%
Employed Population 16+8,758
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married51.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.8%
Median Earnings25+$30,177
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,314
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,072

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,743
% Above Poverty Level82.7%
% Below Poverty Level17.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone29.8%
Median Gross Rent$690
Median House Value$86,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.3%
German11.2%
Irish10.4%
English5.1%
Italian3.2%
African2.3%
Scottish1.7%
French Except Basque1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Norwegian1%
Polish1%
Welsh0.9%
Czech0.8%
Hungarian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Arab0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Russian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Altus Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes73521, 73523
P.O. Box Zip Codes73522
Phone Area Codes580
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.64
Approximate Longitude-99.31

Altus Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationALTUS IRIG RES STATION
Distance3.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 97 F
Oct Temp49 to 77 F
Annual Precip29.1 inches
StationALTUS DAM
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 49 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp73 to 96 F
Oct Temp50 to 75 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches
StationHOLLIS 5 E
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 97 F
Oct Temp48 to 76 F
Annual Precip26.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blair812$46,000
Headrick65$41,563
Mangum2,922$46,977
Martha155$0
Olustee603$44,405
Tipton842$60,273

Altus Public Libraries

Southern Prairie Library System
421 N. HUDSON
Altus, Oklahoma
(580) 477-2890

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Altus Hospitals

Jackson County Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1200 East Pecan Street
(580) 482-4781
Jackson County Memorial Hospital-er
(Government - Local)
1200 E Pecan St
(580) 379-5610

Altus Public Schools

Altus Hs
400 North Park Avenue
ZIP: 73521
(580) 481-2167
High
Total Enrollment 890
Altus Intermediate School
1221 North Howse Street
ZIP: 73521
(580) 481-2155
Middle
Total Enrollment 495
Altus Jhs
1600 South Park Lane
ZIP: 73521
(580) 481-2173
Middle
Total Enrollment 497
Navajo Es
15695 South County Road 210
ZIP: 73521
(580) 482-7742
Primary
Total Enrollment 270
Navajo Hs
15695 South County Road 210
ZIP: 73521
(580) 482-7742
High
Total Enrollment 96
Navajo Jhs
15695 South County Road 210
ZIP: 73521
(580) 482-7742
Middle
Total Enrollment 108
Roosevelt Es
1200 Glenda Street
ZIP: 73521
(580) 481-2185
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
Sunset Es
1830 Sunset Drive
ZIP: 73521
(580) 481-2180
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Washington Es
311 East Cypress Street
ZIP: 73521
(580) 481-2133
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Will Rogers Es
1100 North Forrest Street
ZIP: 73521
(580) 481-2151
Primary
Total Enrollment 249
Rivers Es
3000 North Veterans Drive
ZIP: 73522
(580) 481-2183
Primary
Total Enrollment 326

Altus Private Schools

Altus Christian Academy
1700 N Main St
ZIP: 73521
Elementary
Total Enrollment 61
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