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The Alta CDP(1) had a population of 434 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Alta is located at latitude 43.7538 and longitude -111.0369 in Teton County. The formal boundaries for the Alta Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 8.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Teton County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,440 feet.

The Alta Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Wyoming is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Alta Census Designated Place is located within Alta Division of Teton County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Alta, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 434 (100%)
Population in Households 413 (95.2%)
Population in Families 333 (76.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 21 ( 4.8%)
Population Density 52
Diversity Index2 26


Median Household Income $77,480
Average Household Income $131,246
% of Income for Mortgage4 95%
Per Capita Income $54,556
Wealth Index5 158


Total HU (Housing Units) 264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (28.4%)
Median Home Value $1,392,857
Average Home Value $1,328,546
Housing Affordability Index3 28


Total Households 189
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 115
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.52% 0.41%
Households 0.71% 0.32%
Families   0.17%
Median Household Income   2.10%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
Owner Occupied HU   0.56%

Alta, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alta to the other 205 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 87 58th
Population Density # 149 28th
Median Household Income # 52 75th
Housing Affordability Index # 66 32nd
Per Capita Income # 17 92nd
Diversity Index # 110 46th

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