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Altamont, Illinois
(Effingham County)

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The location of Altamont

Welcome to Altamont ...

The city of Altamont is located in Effingham County.

The location of Altamont has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Altamont: AL-tuh-mahnt<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Altamont has a population of 2,280 people<3> (see below for details).

Altamont is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Altamont: (618)

The ZIP code for Altamont: 62411<5>

Population Details ...

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 total 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 (with a count of 2,283 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Altamont had an population of 2,280 people. This is a decrease of 1.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.13% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Altamont ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Altamont and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.

Community   2017
Brownstown   [Map]   739   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cowden   [Map]   580   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dieterich   [Map]   607   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Effingham   [Map]   12,589   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Farina   [Map]   505   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Saint Elmo   [Map]   1,384   W   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Altamont. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Altamont. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Altamont:

Websites for Altamont ...

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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 ...

Communities in Illinois

About Effingham County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Altamont:

The official website for Effingham County:

The official website for State of Illinois:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altamont.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altamont - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for your convenience: 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Altamont have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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