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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    D
  12. Commute
    B+
Altus is a town in Oklahoma with a population of 19,181. Altus is in Jackson County. Living in Altus offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Altus and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Altus are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$701
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Altus Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    209.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    52.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    813.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,642.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    215.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Altus

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,340
National
$55,322

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Altus Reviews

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Altus is not too bad of a town if you're retired. It is joined with an Air Force Base but as far as Altus itself, it is extremely boring. There is nothing for the children as far as recreational centers, the town is riddled with burger joints and only 2 of them are 24hrs. We have an Applebee's which is located out of town because the Committee was against it. However, they expanded the city limits of Altus in order to collect taxes on it. I would not recommend anyone to move to Altus, Ok by choice. Dont' do it!
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Altus, OK isn't for everyone. It's a small town located in SW Oklahoma and there isn't much to do. You have to drive about 45 min to go shopping or find something anything good to do for younger people. But, it is very family friendly and lots of people enjoy raising their children here. It's also a military town so new people are always coming and going. It's not the worst place, but personally I would enjoy living in a larger city.
Safe and stereotypical town. Churches on almost every corner, and plenty of parks for kids. Adults manage to keep themselves entertained but there isn't much outside of the movie theatre or bowling ally for teenagers.