Altus, Oklahoma Population 2022

17,774
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Altus is a city located in Jackson County Oklahoma. Altus has a 2020 population of 17,774. It is also the county seat of Jackson County. Altus is currently declining at a rate of -1.05% annually and its population has decreased by -10.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,784 in 2010.

The average household income in Altus is $62,956 with a poverty rate of 16.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $732 per month, and the median house value is $89,200. The median age in Altus is 32.8 years, 30.8 years for males, and 34.6 years for females.

Altus Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Altuswas:

  • White: 71.81%
  • Black or African American: 9.08%
  • Other race: 8.12%
  • Two or more races: 8.02%
  • Asian: 1.72%
  • Native American: 1.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Altus, Oklahoma is 17,774 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,774.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,784.

Altus, Oklahoma Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201026,4850.00%
201126,422-63-0.24%
201226,226-196-0.75%
201326,109-117-0.45%
201425,822-287-1.11%
201525,459-363-1.43%
201625,440-19-0.07%
201725,112-328-1.31%
201824,775-337-1.36%
201924,530-245-1.00%
202024,285-245-1.01%
202124,040-245-1.02%

Altus Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,30871.81%
Black or African American1,6839.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native2071.12%
Asian3191.72%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander240.13%
Some Other Race1,5058.12%
Two or More Races1,4878.02%
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Altus Population by Race

Altus Population Pyramid 2022

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Altus Median Age

33.2


Total

31.6


Male

34.8


Female

Altus Adults

There are 13,833 adults, (2,486 of whom are seniors) in Altus.

Altus Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Altus Sex Ratio

Female

9,433

50.90%

Male

9,100

49.10%

Altus Population by Age

Altus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Altus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.4%30.6%
All56.5%43.5%
Non Family47.4%52.6%
Male45%55%
Female35.9%64.1%

56.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Altus Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,2042.4956.5
Married3,4533.1969.4
Male2823.3845
Female8883.2335.9
Non Family2,5811.247.4

3.11

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Altus Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8096.85%
9th to 12th Grade1,0538.91%
High School Graduate3,37228.54%
Some College2,63222.27%
Associates Degree1,1679.88%
Bachelors Degree1,82315.43%
Graduate Degree9618.13%
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Altus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Altus Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian246136110
White7,5867,0372,266
2+ Races546396101
Black957876123
Hispanic2,5641,507250
Native American17517311
Other Race1,02459420
Islander2424

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.72%.

Altus Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,323$40,975$22,112
Less Than 9th Grade$18,758$21,458$18,046
High School Graduate$24,690$30,649$20,340
Some College$32,640$46,992$21,528
Bachelors Degree$44,327$60,331$32,269
Graduate Degree$71,339$81,676$67,526

$31,323

Average Earnings

$40,975

Average Male

$22,112

Average Female

Altus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Altus Language by Age

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Altus Language

83.08% of Altus residents speak only English, while 16.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.93% of the population.

Altus Language

Altus Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple1,47450834.46%
Hispanic4,8051,39228.97%
Black1,55438324.65%
Native2073014.49%
White10,5511,07310.17%
Asian30861.95%
Other627NaN%

16.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.60%

Male Poverty Rate

18.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Altus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Altus is Multiple, with 34.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Altus is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.51%.

Altus Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.73%
High School12.63%
Some College9.49%
Bachelors or Greater2.69%

Altus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.84%
Male Unemployed14.91%
Female Employed9.67%
Female Unemployed61.42%

Altus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Altus Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,990$64,192
Families$62,106$71,524
Married Families$71,331-
Non Families$28,691$46,938
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Income by Household Type

Altus Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Altus Married by Age and Sex

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Altus Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Altus Marital Status by Race

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Altus Marital Status

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1,628

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War643
First Gulf War744
Vietnam376
Korea31
World War II9

Altus Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34270
35 to 54466
55 to 64363
65 to 74306
75+223

Altus Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,13512.03%
Black30226.47%
Asian7028.34%
Other Race514.58%
2+ Races709.49%
Hispanic1705.62%

Altus Veterans by Race

Altus Veterans by Education

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8.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Altus Veterans by Education

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63.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Altus Employment by Age

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Altus Employment by Race

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Altus Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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48.70%

Born in Altus

94.91%

Native Born

5.09%

Foreign Born

2.98%

Non Citizen

2.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.91% of Altus residents were born in the United States, with 48.70% having been born in Oklahoma. 2.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Altus Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19104,8210.00%
19204,522-299-0.64%
19308,4393,9176.44%
19408,5931540.18%
19509,7351,1421.26%
196021,22511,4908.11%
197023,3022,0770.94%
198023,101-201-0.09%
199021,910-1,191-0.53%
200021,447-463-0.21%
201019,784-1,663-0.80%
201119,743-41-0.21%
201219,604-139-0.70%
201319,519-85-0.43%
201419,309-210-1.08%
201519,039-270-1.40%
201619,025-14-0.07%
201718,784-241-1.27%
201818,526-258-1.37%
201918,338-188-1.01%
202018,150-188-1.03%
202117,962-188-1.04%
202217,774-188-1.05%

Altus Population by Year