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Altha, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Altha is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Calhoun County at latitude 30.5734 and longitude -85.1261. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 207 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Altha, but most people and references simply refer to it as Altha, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Altha indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Altha (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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Altha, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 552
Population in Households 552
Population in Familes 448
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 378
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 227
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 154
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 159 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $82,353
Average Home Value $112,816


Median Household Income $37,413
Average Household Income $48,171
Per Capita Income $20,048
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.69% 0.47%
Households 0.85% 0.52%
Families 0.46% 0.51%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Altha, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altha to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 814 12th
Population Density1 # 758 18th
Diversity Index2 # 827 10th
Median Household Income # 643 30th
Per Capita Income # 599 35th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.