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Alta, Utah - Basic Facts

The Town of Alta had a population of 401 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.5888 and longitude -111.638 in Salt Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Alta 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Alta, UT Housing Affordability Index is 117
State of Utah Housing Affordability Index is 118
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Alta, UT Wealth Index is 266
State of Utah Wealth Index is 97
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 401
Population in Households 364
Population in Familes 267
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density 88
Diversity Index1 18
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $144,557
Average Household Income $203,941
Per Capita Income $74,789
Wealth Index3 266

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 333 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (28.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 (51.7%)
Median Home Value $687,500
Housing Affordability Index2 117
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 161
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 90
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.5% 0.59%
Households 0.34% 0.49%
Families 11.1% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   1.29%

Alta, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alta to the other 327 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 244 26th
Population Density # 254 23rd
Diversity Index # 250 24th
Median Household Income # 4 99th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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