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The Alta Census Designated Place had a population of 461 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Alta is located at latitude 43.7736 and longitude -111.0313 in Teton County. The formal boundaries for the Alta Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2407730) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Alta, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 461
Daytime Population: Workers 38
Daytime Population: Residents 116
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 154
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.33
Population in Households 457
Population in Familes 351
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 55
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $89,758
Average Household Income $125,020
Per Capita Income $55,923


Total Housing Units 303 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109 (36.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 (41.3%)
Median Home Value $915,179
Average Home Value $861,697


Total Households 178
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 109
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.19% 1.96%
Households 2.29% 2.05%
Families 0.52% 1.77%
Median Household Income   -1.13%
Per Capita Income   0.52%

Alta, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alta to the other 204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 86 58th
Population Density # 150 27th
Diversity Index # 128 37th
Median Household Income # 9 96th
Per Capita Income # 3 99th

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