Altamont, New York

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Altamont, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Altamont College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Altamont Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Altamont Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Altamont Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Altamont Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Altamont People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Altamont Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Altamont, New York

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 6
Well-Paid Single Men 9 6
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 6 3
Age of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 3
Male Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 8
Median Family Income 10 6
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 4
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Working at Home 7 6
Short Commute Times 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
People Living Alone 3 4
Affordability of Rents 3 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 5

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Altamont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SW of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 135 miles N of New York, New York
County Albany
Metro Area Albany - Schenectady - Troy
Standard Zip Codes 12009
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.7
Longitude -74.034

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 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
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Altamont Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,737 100%
Male 812 46.7%
Female 925 53.3%
Under 18 522 30.1%
18+ 1,215 69.9%
65+ 215 12.4%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 3.14
White 1,696 97.6%
African-American 19 1.1%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 16 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 1%

Estimated Altamont Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,720
Growth -17
Growth % -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
Irish 18.3%
Italian 16.7%
German 13.8%
English 11.9%
Dutch 7.8%
Polish 5.2%
French (except Basque) 3.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.5%
French Canadian 3%
US/American 2.7%
Scottish 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Russian 1.5%
Ukrainian 1%
Norwegian 1%
Austrian 0.7%
European 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
British 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Swedish 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Altamont, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Thompsons Lake (12009)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Altamont 1,737 $61,750
Colonie 7,916 $63,822
Delanson 385 $60,000
Rotterdam 20,536 $50,681
Schenectady 61,821 $36,458
Voorheesville 2,705 $65,682
Westmere 7,188 $61,827

Altamont Public Libraries

Altamont Free Library
Altamont, New York
(518) 861-7239
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