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Welcome to Altamont ...
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.
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>
We also found Altamont in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Altamont.
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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Nov 2023