Alta, UT Profile: Facts & Data


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Alta, Utah - Basic Facts

The Town of Alta had a population of 407 as of July 1, 2018. Alta ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alta is located at latitude 40.5824 and longitude -111.6203 in Salt Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Alta (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Salt Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,560 feet.

The Town of Alta (GNIS ID: 2412354) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Alta is located within Cottonwood Division of Salt Lake County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alta: Little Cottonwood.

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Alta, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 407
Population in Households 371
Population in Familes 276
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density2 88
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $123,275
Average Household Income $168,196
Per Capita Income $64,256


Total Housing Units 328 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (29.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 164 (50.0%)
Median Home Value $823,718
Average Home Value $966,579


Total Households 164
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 93
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.74% 0.68%
Households 0.61% 0.72%
Families 12.97% 0.64%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   1.16%

Alta, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alta to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 239 27th
Population Density # 254 22nd
Diversity Index # 244 25th
Median Household Income # 6 98th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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