Altamont, Kansas

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Altamont, Kansas
City
Location of Altamont, Kansas
Location of Altamont, Kansas
Coordinates: 37°11′23″N 95°17′37″W / 37.18972°N 95.29361°W / 37.18972; -95.29361Coordinates: 37°11′23″N 95°17′37″W / 37.18972°N 95.29361°W / 37.18972; -95.29361
Country United States
State Kansas
County Labette
Area[1]
 • Total 1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)
 • Land 1.64 sq mi (4.25 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 912 ft (278 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,080
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,069
 • Density 658.5/sq mi (254.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67330
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-01550[4]
GNIS feature ID 0469438[5]

Altamont is a city in Labette County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,080.[6]

History[edit]

Altamont had its start in the year 1879 by the building of the railroad through that territory.[7] It was named after Altamont, Illinois.[8] Altamont was incorporated in 1884.[9]

Geography[edit]

Altamont is located at 37°11′23″N 95°17′37″W / 37.18972°N 95.29361°W / 37.18972; -95.29361 (37.189803, -95.293529).[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.66 square miles (4.30 km2), of which, 1.64 square miles (4.25 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Altamont has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 1,048
2000 1,092 4.2%
2010 1,080 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,080 people, 419 households, and 291 families residing in the city. The population density was 658.5 inhabitants per square mile (254.2/km2). There were 447 housing units at an average density of 272.6 per square mile (105.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.7% White, 0.6% African American, 1.9% Native American, 0.5% from other races, and 4.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 419 households of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.5% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age in the city was 36.1 years. 29.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.2% were from 25 to 44; 22% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,092 people, 427 households, and 303 families residing in the city. The population density was 677.1 people per square mile (261.9/km²). There were 458 housing units at an average density of 284.0 per square mile (109.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.43% White, 1.37% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 427 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,431, and the median income for a family was $40,987. Males had a median income of $30,694 versus $22,019 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,895. About 5.2% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 21.2% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc.. Standard Publishing Company. p. 66. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Altamont, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Case, Nelson (1893). History of Labette County, Kansas: From the First Settlement to the Close of 1892. Crane & Company. p. 141. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Altamont, Kansas

Further reading[edit]

Labette County
  • History of Labette County, Kansas, and Representative Citizens; Nelson Case; Biographical Publishing Company; 846 pages; 1901. (Download 50MB PDF eBook)
Kansas

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