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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>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Altamont, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1887.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Altamont has a population of 1,668 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Altamont is located in the (518) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Altamont had an population of 1,668 people. This is a decrease of 3.02% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.97% 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.

Communities Also Named Altamont ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Schenectady
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Troy
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Amsterdam
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Cohoes
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Watervliet
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watervliet
    • Watervliet is located in Albany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,807 people
    • Former names for Watervliet:
    • Gibbonsville
    • Port Schuyler
    • West Troy
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Watervliet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watervliet <5>
  • Rensselaer
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rensselaer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rensselaer
    • Rensselaer is located in Rensselaer County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,142 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Rensselaer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rensselaer <5>
  • Scotia
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotia
    • Scotia is located in Schenectady County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,618 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Scotia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotia <5>
  • Colonie
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Colonie
    • Colonie is located in Albany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,564 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Colonie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonie <5>
  • Menands
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)

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.

Adding Altamont to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Altamont was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Altamont post office opened in 1887.

We also found Altamont in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Altamont.

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 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

 

 

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