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People

Total Population 1,610
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 788
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 57.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.7%
Median Earnings25+ $51,105
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,442

Wealth

Median Family Income $107,500
% Above Poverty Level 93.4%
% Below Poverty Level 6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.7%
Median Gross Rent $927
Median House Value $250,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.6%
US/American 1.9%
English 21.6%
Irish 27.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ALBANY INTL AP
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
Station COBLESKILL 2 ESE
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
Station SARATOGA SPRINGS 4 SW
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Delanson 390 $78,750
Rotterdam 29,174 $80,301

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Altamont Public Libraries

Library
Altamont Free Library
105 PARK STREET
Altamont, New York
(518) 861-7239
Library Web Site

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