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Demographics

People

Total Population2,314
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens21.6%
Employed Population 16+963
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married48.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.2%
Median Earnings25+$26,881
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,491

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,929
% Above Poverty Level86.1%
% Below Poverty Level13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37%
Median Gross Rent$647
Median House Value$82,500

Ancestry

German33.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.2%
Irish8.3%
English7.9%
Italian1.7%
Scottish1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Polish1.1%
French Except Basque1.1%
Welsh0.8%
Norwegian0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
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Altamont Almanac

CategoryValue
County Effingham County
Standard Zip Codes62411
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.05
Approximate Longitude-88.74

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)

StationEFFINGHAM
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip42 inches
StationFLORA 5 NW
Distance25.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationWINDSOR
Distance28 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip39.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Edgewood494$56,250
Mason352$40,000

Altamont Public Libraries

Altamont Public Library
121 WEST WASHINGTON AVENUE
Altamont, Illinois
(618) 483-5457

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Altamont Public Schools

Altamont Grade School
407 S Edwards St
ZIP: 62411
(618) 483-5171
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Altamont High School
7 S Ewing St
ZIP: 62411
(618) 483-6194
High
Total Enrollment 251

Altamont Private Schools

Altamont Lutheran Interparish School
7 S Edwards St
ZIP: 62411
Elementary
Total Enrollment 131
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