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301 W Commerce
ALTUS, OK 73521
FAX: 580.481.2203

Community Profile

Altus is the “City with a Future to Share,” and that future is soaring to new heights.  Home to Altus Air Force Base, the citizens of Altus are well known for their patriotic spirit and community heritage that is founded upon civic pride and hard work. Keys to our community’s success are our excellent education system, a fun and safe living environment with many amenities, outstanding access to healthcare, a highly competitive cost of living, legendary hometown hospitality, and forward thinking community leadership.  This foundation provides an incredible platform for success, as evidenced by Altus being designated the Formal Training Unit for KC-46, the millions of dollars of military construction, and constant community improvement through private investment.  You simply won’t find a community with a better appreciation for the Air Force, a deeper commitment to family values, or a brighter future.  

Keys to our community’s success include its affordable cost of living, excellent primary and secondary education system, safe and secure living environment with parks and amenities, a neighborly attitude toward people from other places and a forward thinking community leadership.


Two major contributors to the growth and success of Altus are a continued partnership with the Altus Air Force Base and the agricultural industry in Southwest Oklahoma. Altus AFB has long been known as the base with the “Best Base/Community Relationship in the Air Force”. Our community has continued to do all it can to enhance the work that occurs at the base. We also have a longstanding connection to the very important agricultural community in Southwest Oklahoma. Wheat, cattle and cotton have long been staples to the Southwest farmer. Jackson County, which encompasses Altus and the surrounding area, is the highest cotton producing county in the State of Oklahoma primarily due to the States only irrigation district.

Altus has a proud history which continues to be embraced and celebrated today. A Oklahoma Main Street Community, Altus is building on a storied past while looking toward a bright future. We are optimistic about what lies ahead. Our community is focused and ready to face the challenges of sustaining and growing the economy, creating employment opportunities for our youth, and preserving and enhancing its community character.

We are proud of our community and encourage you to find out why Altus, "The City with a Future to Share” offers a great location for new business opportunities to flourish in Southwest Oklahoma.

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