Altamont is a city located in Effingham County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 2,196, it is the 483rd largest city in Illinois and the 10436th largest city in the United States. Altamont is currently declining at a rate of -0.45% annually and its population has decreased by -1.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,231 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Altamont has a population density of 1,550 people per square mile.
The average household income in Altamont is $55,488 with a poverty rate of 12.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $760 per month, and the median house value is $89,800. The median age in Altamont is 39.8 years, 35 years for males, and 51 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Altamontwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.19%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.22%.
99.71% of Altamont residents speak only English, while 0.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.29% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Altamont is White, with 12.52% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Altamont is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.93%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Altamont
100.00% of Altamont residents were born in the United States, with 86.91% having been born in Illinois. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.