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Alturas, Florida - Basic Facts

The Alturas Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Polk County at latitude 27.8314 and longitude -81.6848. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 174 feet.

The formal official name is the Alturas Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Alturas, Florida.

The U5 Census Class Code for Alturas indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Alturas Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 53.94 sq. miles and a water area of 6 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 4,312
Population in Households 4,289
Population in Familes 3,619
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density1 80
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 1,461
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 1,108
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,745 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,075 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 386 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 284 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $84,785
Average Home Value $124,884


Median Household Income $40,505
Average Household Income $50,808
Per Capita Income $17,255
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.71% 0.95%
Households 0.57% 0.89%
Families -0.02% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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.


Alturas, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alturas 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 # 485 47th
Population Density1 # 888 4th
Diversity Index2 # 403 56th
Median Household Income # 535 42nd
Per Capita Income # 727 21st

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