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    Altus AFB, OK Local Information

    The city of Altus, Oklahoma, is the closest major city to Altus AFB. It has about 20,000 people, and is in Jackson County, which has a population of about 27,000 people. Other local communities include Blair, Olustee, Headrick, and Duke.

    It is about 5 miles from downtown town to Altus AFB; taking about 10 minutes to commute, but the town and county is somewhat large and travel times can vary.
    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Altus area is about $600 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Altus and Jackson County is about $90,000, compared to $109,000 for Oklahoma.

    Short Description of the Area: Altus is a small city in southwestern Oklahoma, just 55 miles west of Lawton and 138 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, the state capital. This area of Oklahoma is pretty rural and remains farmland and ranches as it has been for many, many years. Fort Worth, Texas, is just about a 3 hour drive to the southeast.

    Climate and Weather: This area of Oklahoma can experience warm, wet springs, hot, humid summers, and cold, dry, snowy winters. Summer temperatures range from the low 70s to the high 90s, but can get well over 100; winters range from the high 20s to under 0. Tornadoes have occurred here historically and it is best to always be prepared with an emergency kit in case one rolls through again.