Altamont, Tennessee

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Altamont, Tennessee

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Comparative Profile of Altamont, Tennessee

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Racial Diversity 3 2
Senior Citizens 3 2
Age of the Population 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 2 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Altamont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles NW of Chattanooga, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles SE of Nashville, Tennessee
County Grundy
Standard Zip Codes 37301
Phone Area Codes 931
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.429
Longitude -85.723

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 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 46 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 48 to 68 F
Annual Precip 63.7 inches
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches
Distance 31.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 62.5 inches
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Altamont Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,136 100%
Male 592 52.1%
Female 544 47.9%
Under 18 310 27.3%
18+ 826 72.7%
65+ 127 11.2%
Median Age 33.1
Average Family Size 3.15
White 1,112 97.9%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.5%
Other 10 0.9%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 2%

Estimated Altamont Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,166
Growth 30
Growth % 2.6%

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
US/American 72.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.4%
German 5.7%
Irish 3.7%
English 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Swiss 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
European 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
French Canadian 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Altamont 1,136 $25,000
Beersheba Springs 553 $26,250
Coalmont 948 $24,583
Monteagle 1,238 $29,886
Palmer 726 $23,929
Tracy City 1,679 $28,864
Viola 129 $46,750

Altamont Public Libraries

Altamont Public Library
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(931) 692-2457

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