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Altamont, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Altamont is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Labette County at latitude 37.1854 and longitude -95.2918. Labette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 912 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Altamont, but most people and references simply refer to it as Altamont, Kansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Altamont indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Altamont (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Altamont: Elston.

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Altamont, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,134
Population in Households 1,134
Population in Familes 953
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 693
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 440
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 306
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 309 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 130 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 1.6%)
Median Home Value $95,991
Average Home Value $108,091


Median Household Income $49,753
Average Household Income $52,964
Per Capita Income $20,526
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.15% 0.26%
Households 1.16% 0.23%
Families 1.19% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altamont to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 187 72nd
Population Density1 # 394 41st
Diversity Index2 # 215 68th
Median Household Income # 304 55th
Per Capita Income # 549 18th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.