Altamont, Oregon

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Altamont, Oregon
Census-designated place (CDP)
Location of Altamont, Oregon
Location of Altamont, Oregon
Coordinates: 42°12′9″N 121°43′35″W / 42.20250°N 121.72639°W / 42.20250; -121.72639Coordinates: 42°12′9″N 121°43′35″W / 42.20250°N 121.72639°W / 42.20250; -121.72639[1]
Country United States
State Oregon
County Klamath
Area
 • Total 8.7 sq mi (22.6 km2)
 • Land 8.7 sq mi (22.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,144 ft (1,263 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 19,603
 • Density 2,248.5/sq mi (868.2/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
FIPS code 41-01850[2]
GNIS feature ID 1116894[3]

Altamont is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Klamath County, Oregon, United States southeast of Klamath Falls.[4] As of the 2010 Census, the population was 19,257.[5] All mailing addresses in Altamont are Klamath Falls addresses, however Altamont is outside of the city limits of Klamath Falls.

History[edit]

Altamont may have been named after Altamont, a locally famous trotting horse, by a prominent local horseman, Jay Beach.[6] Altamont post office ran from 1895 to 1902.[6]

Geography[edit]

Altamont is located 4,144 feet (1,263 m) above sea level.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.7 square miles (23 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 9,419
1960 10,811 14.8%
1970 15,746 45.6%
1980 19,805 25.8%
1990 18,591 −6.1%
2000 19,603 5.4%
2010 19,257 −1.8%
source:[7]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 19,603 people, 7,777 households, and 5,420 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,248.5 people per square mile (868.0/km²). There were 8,315 housing units at an average density of 953.8 per square mile (368.2/km²).

The racial makeup of the CDP was:

6.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,777 households out of which:

  • 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them
  • 53.5% were married couples living together
  • 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present
  • 30.3% were non-families
  • 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals
  • 12.4% 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 2.96.

The age distribution was:

  • 26.7% under the age of 18
  • 7.7% from 18 to 24
  • 25.8% from 25 to 44
  • 22.9% from 45 to 64
  • 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older

The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $31,831, and the median income for a family was $37,715. Males had a median income of $31,229 versus $22,495 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,957. About 9.4% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those 65 or over.

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