Altamont, NY 12009 ZIP Code Profile

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Altamont, NY | Thompsons Lake, NY

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ZIP Code 12009: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Altamont, NY 12009

Not Acceptable, USPS
Thompsons Lake, NY 12009

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 168
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,446
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 164
  • County: Albany County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.698, Longitude -74.026
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Altamont, NY 12009 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,106
Population in Households 7,952
Population in Familes 6,547
Population in Group Qrtrs 154
Population Density1 167
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 3,195
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 2,165
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,508 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,364 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 831 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 313 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $252,326
Average Home Value $299,101


Median Household Income $76,284
Average Household Income $97,875
Per Capita Income $39,177
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.91% 0.85%
Households 0.81% 0.8%
Families 0.64% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Altamont, NY 12009 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12009 to the other 1,741 ZIP Codes in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 588 66th
Population Density1 # 907 48th
Diversity Index2 # 874 50th
Median Household Income # 394 77th
Per Capita Income # 348 80th

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