Altus, Oklahoma Population 2021

17,962
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Altus is a city located in Oklahoma. With a 2020 population of 17,962, it is the 29th largest city in Oklahoma and the 2024th largest city in the United States. Altus is currently declining at a rate of -1.04% annually and its population has decreased by -9.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,813 in 2010. Altus reached it's highest population of 23,302 in 1970. Spanning over 19 miles, Altus has a population density of 978 people per square mile.

The average household income in Altus is $62,956 with a poverty rate of 18.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $741 per month, and the median house value is $107,200. The median age in Altus is 32.8 years, 30.8 years for males, and 34.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.8 males.

Altus Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Altus was:

  • White: 68.85%
  • Other race: 12.62%
  • Black or African American: 8.85%
  • Two or more races: 6.36%
  • Asian: 1.64%
  • Native American: 1.60%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Altus, Oklahoma is 17,962, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,526.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,813.

Altus, Oklahoma Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

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

Altus Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,90668.85%
Some Other Race2,36612.62%
Black or African American1,6588.85%
Two or More Races1,1926.36%
Asian3071.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native3001.60%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.08%
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Altus Population by Race

Altus Population Pyramid 2021

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Altus Median Age

32.8


Total

30.8


Male

34.6


Female

Altus Adults

There are 14,043 adults, (2,429 of whom are seniors) in Altus.

Altus Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Altus Sex Ratio

Female

9,474

50.54%

Male

9,270

49.46%

Altus Population by Age

Altus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Altus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.8%34.2%
All53.5%46.5%
Non Family46.1%53.9%
Male44.4%55.6%
Female29.1%70.9%

53.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Altus Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,2642.4953.5
Married3,5293.1565.8
Non Family2,5101.2246.1
Female9213.1729.1
Male3043.3444.4

3.05

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 Grade9357.85%
9th to 12th Grade1,0358.69%
High School Graduate3,02925.42%
Some College2,73822.98%
Associates Degree1,21210.17%
Bachelors Degree1,85015.53%
Graduate Degree1,1159.36%
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Altus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Altus Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,6087,0792,396
Hispanic2,6701,456231
Other Race1,42466937
Black989871115
Multiple Races27421050
Asian246191149
Native American23621951
Islander1515

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 60.57%.

Altus Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,564$39,250$22,056
Less Than High School$18,665$20,323$17,998
High School Grad$22,209$30,583$18,155
Some College$31,468$43,495$21,723
Bachelors Degree$39,907$59,338$31,506
Graduate Degree$70,283$80,254$51,154

$30,564

Average Earnings

$39,250

Average Male

$22,056

Average Female

Altus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Altus Language by Age

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Altus Language

82.04% of Altus residents speak only English, while 17.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.65% of the population.

Altus Language

Altus Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,9171,50030.51%
White10,4881,0479.98%
Other2,28779134.59%
Multiple1,18066356.19%
Black1,53241527.09%
Native2915318.21%

18.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.16%

Male Poverty Rate

20.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Altus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Altus is Multiple, with 56.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Altus is White, with 9.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.45%.

Altus Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.19%
High School14.98%
Some College11.39%
Bachelors or Greater2.79%

Altus Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.45%
Male Unemployed35.20%
Female Employed9.40%
Male Employed6.10%

Altus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Altus Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,691$62,956
Families$58,862$69,577
Married Families$68,945-
Non Families$31,450$46,751
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Income by Household Type

Altus Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.4%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Altus Marital Status by Race

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Altus Marital Status

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1,755

Number of Veterans

1,545

Male Veterans

210

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War778
Second Gulf War729
Vietnam442
Korea65
World War II28

Altus Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54540
55 to 64410
18 to 34333
65 to 74285
75+187

Altus Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,24113.54%
Black31325.30%
Hispanic1534.84%
Asian11646.22%
Other412.60%
2 or More246.06%
Indian208.89%

Altus Veterans by Race

Altus Veterans by Education

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7.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Altus Veterans by Education

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65.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

5.6%

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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48.45%

Born in Oklahoma

93.61%

Native Born

6.39%

Foreign Born

4.19%

Non Citizen

2.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.61% of Altus residents were born in the United States, with 48.45% having been born in Oklahoma. 4.19% 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

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

Altus Population by Year