Real Estate Prices and Overview
Median real estate prices in the City Center of Altus are $35,553, which is less expensive than 98.8% of Oklahoma neighborhoods
and 99.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Altus City Center are currently
$303, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 95.2% of Oklahoma neighborhoods.
Altus City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Altus, Oklahoma.
Real estate in the City Center of Altus, OK is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the City Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Altus
City Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 19.4%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 83.8% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods
dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas), and occasionally
it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college
students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session.
But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that
can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you
may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Residents of the Altus City Center neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 78.8% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: People
Of particular note, 9.8% of the people in the City Center
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Altus City Center neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 86% of the neighborhoods in
OK. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: Occupations
It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their
living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an
economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer
people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history.
But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the Altus
City Center neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 7.3%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Altus are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 89.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 35.6% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 79.7%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has
a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about
the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the Altus City Center neighborhood, 40.3%
of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.9% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations
(13.2%), and 10.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities
and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods
with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries
will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun
to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly,
why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the City Center neighborhood in Altus, OK, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican
(34.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (7.4%) , and residents who report Irish roots (4.6%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (4.5%) , along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.5%), among others. In addition, 19.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Altus City Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 68.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (31.4%).
Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your
place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in
just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a
long and arduous commute.
The greatest number of commuters in Altus City Center neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (78.8% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (65.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (16.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.