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Altamont is a village in Albany County, in the Albany metro area.
The community name derives from Latin for "high mountain."
[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 42.700N. The longitude is -74.034W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 463 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,721.
Population swelled during World War II, when General Electric and Alco opened plants here
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16% of Altamont residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $23,232, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% 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 $467. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,312.
Libraries in Altamont include Altamont Free Library ... View libraries
Albany 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 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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