Altamont, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Altamont, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Altamont had a population of 1,846 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Altamont is located at latitude 42.7006 and longitude -74.0337 in Albany County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Altamont (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Albany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 463 feet.

The Village of Altamont (GNIS ID: 2391511) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Altamont is located within Town of Guilderland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Albany County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Altamont: Knowersville, Knowerville.

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Altamont, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,846
Population in Households 1,819
Population in Familes 1,532
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 1,556
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $78,636
Average Household Income $105,078
Per Capita Income $41,333


Total Housing Units 759 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 488 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 230 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $254,878
Average Home Value $290,830


Total Households 718
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 501
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.86% 0.69%
Households 0.73% 0.66%
Families 0.6% 0.55%
Median Household Income   4.49%
Per Capita Income   3.38%

Altamont, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altamont to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 636 47th
Population Density # 530 56th
Diversity Index # 802 33rd
Median Household Income # 426 64th
Per Capita Income # 374 69th

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