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Altamont, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Altamont had a population of 1,140 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Altamont is located at latitude 37.1854 and longitude -95.2918 in Labette County. 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. Labette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 912 feet.

The City of Altamont (GNIS ID: 2393933) 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 City of Altamont is located within Township of Mount Pleasant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Labette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Altamont population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Altamont: Elston.

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


Total Population 1,140
Population in Households 1,140
Population in Familes 960
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 697
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 437
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 305
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 311 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 126 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $78,966
Average Home Value $89,758


Median Household Income $47,591
Average Household Income $60,147
Per Capita Income $22,978
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 0.4%
Households 0.68% 0.27%
Families 0.75% 0.26%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
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, 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 # 184 73rd
Population Density1 # 394 41st
Diversity Index2 # 249 63rd
Median Household Income # 341 49th
Per Capita Income # 465 31st

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