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Altamont is a town in Franklin County, in the Malone metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Altamont. For links to other places called Altamont, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Altamont is 44.240N. The longitude is -74.475W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,137.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Altamont demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Franklin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12986 ZIP code.
6% of Altamont residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Altamont ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Altamont was $15,696, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Altamont residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Altamont, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $330. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $744.
Franklin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Altamont political report.
The average commute time for Altamont workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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