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 86.61% 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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Altamont who work in office and administrative support (17.32%), management occupations (12.65%), and sales jobs (7.74%).

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.

Because of many things, Altamont is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Altamont a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Altamont has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Altamont’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Altamont is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Altamont are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.97% of adults in Altamont have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Altamont in 2010 was $36,713, 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 $146,852 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 French .

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