Altamont, NY
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Altamont is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,720 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Altamont is the 620th largest community in New York.

Altamont is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Altamont is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Altamont who work in management occupations (15.68%), office and administrative support (15.06%), and sales jobs (8.02%).

Of important note, Altamont is also a village of artists. Altamont has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Altamont’s character.

Also of interest is that Altamont has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Altamont is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Overall, Altamont’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Being a small village, Altamont does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Altamont ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Altamont, 42.68% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Altamont in 2010 was $37,939, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,756 for a family of four. However, Altamont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Altamont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Altamont residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Altamont include German, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Altamont is English. Other important languages spoken here include West Germanic languages and German.