Altamont, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Altamont, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Altamont Census Designated Place had a population of 606 as of July 1, 2018. Altamont ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Altamont is located at latitude 40.7862 and longitude -76.2249 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Altamont Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,549 feet.

The Altamont Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389127) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Altamont Census Designated Place is located within Township of West Mahanoy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Schuylkill County.

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Altamont, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 606
Population in Households 603
Population in Familes 453
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 656
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $48,155
Average Household Income $57,176
Per Capita Income $26,648


Total Housing Units 331 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 236 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $96,839
Average Home Value $110,443


Total Households 283
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 169
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.08% -0.2%
Households 0.04% -0.28%
Families -0.07% -0.36%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Altamont, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altamont to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 1222 31st
Population Density # 1278 28th
Diversity Index # 1364 23rd
Median Household Income # 1105 37th
Per Capita Income # 906 49th

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