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Altamont, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Altamont had a population of 1,096 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Altamont: Elston.

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


Total Population 1,096
Daytime Population: Workers 312
Daytime Population: Residents 508
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 820
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 1,096
Population in Familes 920
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 670
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $50,459
Average Household Income $64,439
Per Capita Income $24,843


Total Housing Units 447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 304 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $83,214
Average Home Value $94,490


Total Households 423
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 293
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 0.2% 0.04%
Households 0.13% 0.0%
Families 0.09% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

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, 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 # 188 72nd
Population Density # 407 39th
Diversity Index # 257 62nd
Median Household Income # 323 52nd
Per Capita Income # 418 38th

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