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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Altuswas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Altus
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.
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