Altus is a city in Jackson County, located in southwest Oklahoma, 84 miles from Wichita Falls, TX and 137 miles from Oklahoma City, OK. Population 20,000.
Home to Altus AFB, the U.S. Air Force training base for pilots and aircrew in the C-1-17 and KC-135. It is also home to Western Oklahoma State College and Southwest Technology Center.
Altus AFB supports about 2,000 permanent military personnel. Furthermore, about 3,000 military personnel and their families live on base and a large number of military personnel and their families live off base. The surrounding community has about 1,000 military retirees who depend on base facilities. The base provides direct employment for about 2,500 civilian personnel.
If you are in to hunting and fishing, know that some of America’s finest hunting grounds are within easy reach of Altus. The area offers upland game hunting prime turkey, quail and dove hunting areas. Lake Altus - Lugent offers boating and camping opportunities and provides the scenic backdrop for the Quartz Mountain Nature Park and its Resort.
With an index of 100, the cost of living in Altus, OK is 82.6.
Weather: mild winters and plenty of sunshine.