Alta, Wyoming

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Alta, Wyoming
Alta, Wyoming is located in Wyoming
Alta, Wyoming
Alta, Wyoming
Coordinates: 43°45′36″N 111°0′9″W / 43.76000°N 111.00250°W / 43.76000; -111.00250Coordinates: 43°45′36″N 111°0′9″W / 43.76000°N 111.00250°W / 43.76000; -111.00250[1]
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Teton
 • Total 8.3 sq mi (21 km2)
 • Land 8.3 sq mi (21 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 6,440 ft (1,963 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 394
 • Density 47/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 83414
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-01985[3]
GNIS feature ID 1597199[4]

Alta is a census-designated place (CDP) in Teton County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 394 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Jackson, WY–ID Micropolitan Statistical Area, between Driggs, Idaho and the Grand Targhee Resort.


Alta is located near the state line with Idaho, about 6 miles (10 km) east of Driggs, Idaho, at an elevation of 6,440 feet (1,963 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21 km2), all of it land.[5]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 400 people, 141 households, and 104 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3.1 people per square mile (1.2/km²). There were 181 housing units at an average density of 1.4/sq mi (0.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.25% White and 0.75% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

There were 141 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 126.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $56,750, and the median income for a family was $57,917. Males had a median income of $38,438 versus $19,107 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $40,680. About 11.4% of families and 16.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


Public education in Alta is provided by Teton County School District #1 at Alta Elementary School (grades K–6). Students in grades seven through twelve have the option to attend the secondary schools in nearby Driggs, Idaho (Teton School District #401),[6] at Teton High School (9–12) and Teton Middle School, or provide their own transportation to attend the secondary schools in Jackson,[7] about 40 miles (64 km) each way and over 8,431-foot (2,570 m) Teton Pass.

Religious Life[edit]

There is only one church in Alta: St. Francis of the Tetons Episcopal Church.[8] The church hosts book clubs, Boy and Cub Scouts, and a few other activities. A Seventh-Day Adventist group also rents the building for their practices. On Christmas Eve, children put on a religious play for people who visit for the Christmas service.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "2010 Wyoming Place Names". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 4, 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Home page". Teton School District #401, Driggs, Idaho. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Reading, writing, dodging bison". Planet Jackson Hole. 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  8. ^ "Home page". St. Francis of the Tetons Episcopal Church, Alta, Wyoming. Retrieved December 5, 2012.