Altamont, Illinois Population 2024

2,160

Altamont is a city located in Effingham County Illinois. Altamont has a 2024 population of 2,160. Altamont is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually and its population has decreased by -2.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,218 in 2020.

The average household income in Altamont is $70,633 with a poverty rate of 14.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Altamont is 41.8 years, 37.4 years for males, and 54.3 years for females.

Altamont Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Altamont was:

  • White: 99.51%
  • Other race: 0.27%
  • Two or more races: 0.22%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,524.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.61% (-58)
The current population of Altamont, Illinois is 2,160 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,218.

Altamont, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,22099.51%
Other race60.27%
Two or more races50.22%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Altamont Population by Race

Altamont Population Pyramid 2024

Altamont Median Age

41.8

Total

37.4

Male

54.3

Female

Altamont Adults

There are 1,828 adults, (606 of whom are seniors) in Altamont.

Altamont Age Dependency

82.6

Age Dependency Ratio

49.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Altamont Sex Ratio

Female1,13150.69%
Male1,10049.31%

Altamont Population by Age

Altamont Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0072.1476.523.5
Non Family4381.268.531.5
Married3873.0790.79.3
Female1232.570.729.3
Male592.2754.245.8
showing: 5 rows

2.72

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

76.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Altamont Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Altamont Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Altamont Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Altamont Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,893

Average Earnings

$52,200

Average Male

$29,656

Average Female

Altamont Earnings by Educational Attainment

Altamont Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Altamont Language

99.68% of Altamont residents speak only English, while 0.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.32% of the population.

Altamont Language

Altamont Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,10830014.23%
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14.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.38%

Male Poverty Rate

16.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Altamont

The race most likely to be in poverty in Altamont is White, with 14.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Altamont is White, with 14.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.74%.

Altamont Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.24%
Some College18.52%
High School11.23%
Bachelors or Greater4.33%
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Altamont Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed11.41%
Male Employed7.78%
Male Unemployed
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Altamont Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Altamont Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Altamont Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Altamont Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Altamont Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Altamont Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Altamont Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

202

Number of Veterans

202

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Altamont Veterans by War

count

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Altamont Veterans by Age

count

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Altamont Veterans by Race

Altamont Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

21.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Altamont Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.5%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Altamont Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Altamont Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Altamont Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

87.72%

Born in Altamont

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Altamont residents were born in the United States, with 87.72% having been born in Illinois. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Altamont Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,090-14-0.67%
20282,104-14-0.66%
20272,118-14-0.66%
20262,132-14-0.65%
20252,146-14-0.65%
20242,160-14-0.64%
20232,174-14-0.64%
20222,188-14-0.64%
20212,202-16-0.72%
20202,218-145-6.14%
20192,363512.21%
20182,31210.04%
20172,311
20162,311-8-0.34%
20152,31970.3%
20142,312-10-0.43%
20132,322-5-0.21%
20122,327-2-0.09%
20112,329-8-0.34%
20102,337
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Altamont Population by Year