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Altus, Oklahoma
—  City  —
Jackson County Courthouse in Altus, Oklahoma
Location of Altus, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°38′38″N 99°19′36″W / 34.64389°N 99.32667°W / 34.64389; -99.32667Coordinates: 34°38′38″N 99°19′36″W / 34.64389°N 99.32667°W / 34.64389; -99.32667
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Jackson
Area
 - Total 17.0 sq mi (44.1 km2)
 - Land 16.8 sq mi (43.6 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 1,398 ft (426 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 21,447
 Density 1,274.1/sq mi (491.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 73521-73523
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-01700[1]
GNIS feature ID 1089598[2]
Website welcometoaltus.com
welcometoaltusafb.com

Altus is a city in Jackson County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 21,447 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Jackson County[3].

Altus is home to Altus Air Force Base, the United States Air Force's training base for pilots and aircrew in the C-17, and KC-135. It is also home to Western Oklahoma State College and Southwest Technology Center.

"Altus" is an anagram of Oklahoma's second most-populated city, Tulsa .

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Geography

Altus is located at 34°38′38″N 99°19′36″W / 34.64389°N 99.32667°W / 34.64389; -99.32667 (34.643754, -99.326603)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.0 square miles (44.1 km²), of which, 16.8 square miles (43.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (1.17%) is water.

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Climate

Climate data for Altus, Oklahoma
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 84
(29)
91
(33)
102
(39)
105
(41)
107
(42)
116
(47)
111
(44)
113
(45)
106
(41)
98
(37)
92
(33)
87
(31)
116
(47)
Average high °F (°C) 49
(9.4)
55
(12.8)
64
(17.8)
75
(23.9)
82
(27.8)
91
(32.8)
96
(35.6)
95
(35)
86
(30)
75
(23.9)
62
(16.7)
52
(11.1)
74
(23.3)
Average low °F (°C) 27
(-2.8)
32
(0)
39
(3.9)
50
(10)
60
(15.6)
68
(20)
73
(22.8)
72
(22.2)
64
(17.8)
52
(11.1)
39
(3.9)
31
(-0.6)
50
(10)
Record low °F (°C) -4
(-20)
3
(-16)
8
(-13)
25
(-4)
38
(3)
49
(9)
58
(14)
54
(12)
35
(2)
28
(-2)
14
(-10)
2
(-17)
-4
(-20)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.9
(22.9)
0.9
(22.9)
1.4
(35.6)
2
(50.8)
5
(127)
3.1
(78.7)
1.9
(48.3)
2.1
(53.3)
2.8
(71.1)
2.7
(68.6)
1
(25.4)
1
(25.4)
24.7
(627.4)
Snowfall inches (mm) 2.1
(53.3)
2.5
(63.5)
0.5
(12.7)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.4
(10.2)
1.4
(35.6)
7.2
(182.9)
Source: Weatherbase.com [5] March 13, 2010

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 21,447 people, 7,896 households, and 5,629 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,274.1 people per square mile (492.0/km²). There were 9,264 housing units at an average density of 550.4/sq mi (212.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.62% White, 10.41% African American, 1.48% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 10.32% from other races, and 3.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.25% of the population.

There were 7,896 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,217, and the median income for a family was $38,400. Males had a median income of $28,041 versus $18,856 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,378. About 14.6% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

Local notables

  • Mark Cotney, National Football League (NFL) player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Jason Gildon, NFL player (Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • John Sterling, NFL player (Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos)
  • James Holt, NFL player (San Diego Chargers)

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ [Altus "Historical Weather for Altus, Oklahoma, United States"]. Altus. 

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Simple English

Altus, Oklahoma
—  City  —
Coordinates: 34°38′38″N 99°19′36″W / 34.64389°N 99.32667°W / 34.64389; -99.32667
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Jackson
Area
 - Total 17.0 sq mi (44.1 km2)
 - Land 16.8 sq mi (43.6 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 1,398 ft (426 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 21,447
 Density 1,274.1/sq mi (491.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 73521-73523
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-01700[1]
GNIS feature ID 1089598[2]
Website For more information visit www.welcometoaltus.com or welcometoaltusafb.com

Altus is a city of Oklahoma in the United States.

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