Altamont, NY

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Living in Altamont

Altamont is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,683 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Altamont is the 620th largest community in New York. Altamont has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Altamont is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.77% 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 office and administrative support (15.92%), management occupations (15.31%), and teaching (10.45%).

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.

Altamont is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Altamont’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Altamont ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Altamont, 49.80% 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 $41,237, 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 $164,948 for a family of four.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Altamont include Irish, English, Italian, German, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Altamont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Urdu.