Altamont, Illinois

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Altamont, Illinois

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Altamont strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Short Commute Times
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Top 7% Altamont Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 13% Altamont Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Altamont, Illinois

Comparing Altamont to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 9
Age of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
College Educated Adults 5 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
Median Family Income 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
People Living Alone 6 7
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4

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Altamont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 55 miles S of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Effingham
Standard Zip Codes 62411
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.061
Longitude -88.748

Altamont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station FLORA 5 NW
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
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Altamont Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,283 100%
Male 1,093 47.9%
Female 1,190 52.1%
Under 18 591 25.9%
18+ 1,692 74.1%
65+ 460 20.1%
Median Age 39.5
Average Family Size 3.02
White 2,267 99.3%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 12 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.4%

Estimated Altamont Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,259
Growth -24
Growth % -1.1%

Altamont Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 43.5%
US/American 19%
Irish 8.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.1%
English 7.6%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Italian 1.9%
Dutch 1.6%
Scottish 1.5%
Polish 1%
Welsh 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Norwegian 0.3%
European 0.3%
British 0.3%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Altamont 2,283 $37,837
Beecher City 493 $33,583
Edgewood 527 $31,875
Mason 396 $41,797
Shumway 217 $45,417
St. Elmo 1,456 $36,544
Watson 729 $42,159

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Altamont High Schools (2004)

Serves 307 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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