Altus, Oklahoma Population 2020

18,333
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Altus is a city located in Oklahoma. With a 2020 population of 18,333, it is the 29th largest city in Oklahoma and the 1982nd largest city in the United States. Altus is currently declining at a rate of -1.02% annually and its population has decreased by -7.47% 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 998 people per square mile.

The average household income in Altus is $56,996 with a poverty rate of 17.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $727 per month, and the median house value is $99,200. The median age in Altus is 33.2 years, 31.5 years for males, and 35 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.7 males.

Altus Demographics

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

  • White: 68.04%
  • Other race: 13.58%
  • Black or African American: 8.98%
  • Two or more races: 6.43%
  • Native American: 1.57%
  • Asian: 1.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Altus, Oklahoma is 18,333, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,709.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,813.

Altus, Oklahoma Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202024,421-264-1.08%
201924,685-264-1.07%
201824,949-264-1.06%
201725,213-253-1.00%
201625,466-1-0.00%
201525,467-359-1.41%
201425,826-286-1.11%
201326,112-117-0.45%
201226,229-191-0.73%
201126,420-63-0.24%
201026,4830.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,95068.04%
Some Other Race2,58413.58%
Black or African American1,7098.98%
Two or More Races1,2246.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native2981.57%
Asian2491.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.11%
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Altus Population Pyramid 2020

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Altus Median Age

33.2


Total

31.5


Male

35


Female

Altus Adults

There are 14,314 adults, (2,499 of whom are seniors) in Altus.

Altus Age Dependency

61.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Altus Sex Ratio

Female

9,626

50.57%

Male

9,408

49.43%

Altus Households and Families

Altus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Altus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65%35%
All51.4%48.6%
Non Family42.6%57.4%
Male35.3%64.7%
Female32%68%

51.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4152.4851.4
Married3,5093.1965
Non Family2,5141.1542.6
Female9442.9532
Male4483.3535.3

3.04

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Altus Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1359.33%
9th to 12th Grade1,1569.50%
High School Graduate3,26026.79%
Some College2,68322.05%
Associates Degree1,27610.49%
Bachelors Degree1,65713.62%
Graduate Degree1,0008.22%
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Altus Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,8507,1052,188
Hispanic2,6521,376168
Other Race1,56069545
Black99381286
Multiple Races32221135
Native American25424440
Asian195195149
Islander2020

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.41%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,168$37,691$21,449
Less Than High School$18,207$21,563$14,167
High School Grad$21,923$29,181$17,560
Some College$31,420$44,219$22,096
Bachelors Degree$36,769$48,500$28,857
Graduate Degree$66,346$78,309$39,932

$29,168

Average Earnings

$37,691

Average Male

$21,449

Average Female

Altus Language

Altus Language by Age

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Altus Language

81.19% of Altus residents speak only English, while 18.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.87% of the population.

Altus Poverty

Altus Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,8881,41228.89%
White10,7181,13110.55%
Other2,47895438.50%
Multiple1,21757547.25%
Black1,53332721.33%
Native2897425.61%

17.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.66%

Male Poverty Rate

20.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Altus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Altus is Multiple, with 47.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Altus is White, with 10.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.64%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.03%
High School16.33%
Some College8.93%
Bachelors or Greater4.03%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.15%
Male Unemployed29.46%
Female Employed11.18%
Male Employed4.95%

Altus Income

Altus Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,035$56,996
Families$52,373$63,785
Married Families$65,567-
Non Families$28,413$40,595
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Altus Marital Status

Altus Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

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 Veterans

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1,942

Number of Veterans

1,668

Male Veterans

274

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War763
Second Gulf War761
Vietnam600
Korea85
World War II27
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54600
55 to 64461
18 to 34346
65 to 74314
75+221
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,36514.63%
Black34427.26%
Hispanic2006.34%
Asian9447.47%
Other673.87%
2 or More5711.83%
Indian156.02%

Altus Veterans by Education

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8.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Altus Employment Status

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63.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

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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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47.23%

Born in Oklahoma

92.77%

Native Born

7.23%

Foreign Born

4.46%

Non Citizen

2.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.77% of Altus residents were born in the United States, with 47.23% having been born in Oklahoma. 4.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202018,333-188-1.02%
201918,521-188-1.00%
201818,709-204-1.08%
201718,913-188-0.98%
201619,10130.02%
201519,098-270-1.39%
201419,368-208-1.06%
201319,576-86-0.44%
201219,662-137-0.69%
201119,799-41-0.21%
201019,840-1,607-0.78%
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%