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Altamont is a city in Effingham County, in the Effingham metro area.
The community name derives from Latin for "high mountain"
The latitude of Altamont is 39.061N. The longitude is -88.748W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 620 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,271.
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39% of Altamont residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $15,478, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Altamont residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Altamont, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $358. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $682.
Libraries in Altamont include Altamont Public Library ... View libraries
Effingham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Altamont political report.
The average commute time for Altamont workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Altamont include Knights Inn Carriage Inn.
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