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Welcome to Altamont ...

The city of Altamont is located in Effingham County<1>.

The location of Altamont has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Altamont: AL-tuh-mahnt<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Altamont has a population of 2,339 people<4> (see below for details).

Altamont is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Altamont lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Altamont lies within the (618) area code.

The ZIP code for Altamont: 62411<6>

Websites for Altamont ...

Official Website: www.altamontil.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Altamont had an population of 2,339 people. This is an increase of 0.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Altamont had a population of 2,319 people (or 6.77% of the total population of Effingham County). This makes Altamont the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Altamont represents 0.02% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 464th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,319 people, the population of Altamont increased 1.58% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,283 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Altamont.

Communities Also Named Altamont ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Illinois communities named Altamont: This one is located in Effingham County and the other is located in Madison County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 24 communities that are also named Altamont - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Manitoba, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Altamont.

Communities near Altamont ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Altamont.

  • Effingham [Effingham County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Effingham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Effingham
    • Effingham [Effingham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Altamont
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,511 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Effingham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Effingham<8>
  • Vandalia [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandalia
    • Vandalia [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Altamont
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,684 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandalia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vandalia<8>
  • Teutopolis [Effingham County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teutopolis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teutopolis
    • Teutopolis [Effingham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Altamont
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,642 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teutopolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Teutopolis<8>
  • Saint Elmo [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Elmo
    • Saint Elmo [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the west of Altamont
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,403 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Elmo<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Watson [Effingham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watson
      • Watson [Effingham County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watson<8>
    • Brownstown [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownstown
      • Brownstown [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 727 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownstown<8>
    • Stewardson [Shelby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stewardson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewardson
      • Stewardson [Shelby County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 721 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewardson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stewardson<8>
    • Dieterich [Effingham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dieterich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dieterich
      • Dieterich [Effingham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 595 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dieterich
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dieterich<8>
    • Cowden [Shelby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowden
      • Cowden [Shelby County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 579 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowden<8>
    • Farina [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farina
      • Farina [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 499 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farina<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Altamont. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Altamont.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Altamont. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Altamont.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Altamont. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Altamont.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altamont ...

Looking for more information about Altamont? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Altamont, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Altamont.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Illinois

About Effingham County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Altamont: www.altamontil.net/

The official website for Effingham County: www.co.effingham.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Effingham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Altamont. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altamont.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altamont - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Altamont). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Altamont or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Altamont) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Altamont. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altamont

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altamont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0570, Longitude: -88.7475       In this case, the coordinates for Altamont have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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