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Welcome to Altamont ...

The village of Altamont is located in Albany County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Altamont has a population of 1,669 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Altamont.

Altamont is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Altamont lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Altamont: (518)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Altamont had an population of 1,669 people. This is a decrease of 2.97% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Altamont had a population of 1,720 people. This makes Altamont the county's 19th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,720 people, the population of Altamont has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,737 people).

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

Adding Altamont to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Altamont in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Altamont elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Altamont on a Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Altamont on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Altamont ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New York communities named Altamont: This one is located in Albany County and the other is located in Franklin County.

Beyond New York, there are 24 communities that are also named Altamont - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, California, Florida, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Manitoba, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, 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.

  • Albany [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
    • Albany [Albany County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Altamont
    • Estimated population in 2019: 96,460 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany<6>
  • Colonie [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonie
    • Colonie [Albany County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Altamont
    • Estimated population in 2019: 82,798 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonie
  • Schenectady [Schenectady County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schenectady
    • Schenectady [Schenectady County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Altamont
    • Estimated population in 2019: 65,273 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schenectady
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schenectady<6>
  • Troy [Rensselaer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy [Rensselaer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Altamont
    • Estimated population in 2019: 49,154 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clifton Park [Saratoga County]
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      • Clifton Park [Saratoga County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Park
    • Bethlehem [Albany County]
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      • Bethlehem [Albany County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,895 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethlehem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethlehem
    • Rotterdam [Schenectady County]
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      • Rotterdam [Schenectady County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,973 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rotterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rotterdam
    • Glenville [Schenectady County]
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      • Glenville [Schenectady County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
    • Halfmoon [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfmoon
      • Halfmoon [Saratoga County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,635 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfmoon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfmoon
    • Niskayuna [Schenectady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niskayuna
      • Niskayuna [Schenectady County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,365 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niskayuna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niskayuna

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 5 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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Altamont. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Albany County: www.albanycounty.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Albany, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altamont.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altamont - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 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: 42.7050, Longitude: -74.0340       In this case, the coordinates for Altamont have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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