Altamont, NY 12009 ZIP Code Profile

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Altamont, NY | Thompsons Lake, NY

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
  • County: Albany County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.698, Longitude -74.026
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 168
  • PO Box Addresses: 453
  • Residential Addresses: 2,695
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 164
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,531

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Altamont, NY 12009 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,047
Daytime Population: Workers 1,720
Daytime Population: Residents 3,922
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,642
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 7,892
Population in Familes 6,469
Population in Group Qrtrs 155
Population Density2 162
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $77,972
Average Household Income $101,265
Per Capita Income $40,703


Total Housing Units 3,427 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,335 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 851 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 241 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $256,679
Average Home Value $302,516


Total Households 3,186
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,149
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.15% 0.93%
Households 1.0% 0.86%
Families 0.81% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Altamont, NY 12009 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12009 to the other 1,745 ZIP Codes in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 590 66th
Population Density # 926 47th
Diversity Index # 893 49th
Median Household Income # 410 77th
Per Capita Income # 362 79th

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