Altamont, Utah

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Altamont, Utah
Town
Altamont, Utah
Altamont, Utah
Location of Altamont, Utah
Location of Altamont, Utah
Location of Utah in the United States
Location of Utah in the United States
Coordinates: 40°21′35″N 110°17′13″W / 40.35972°N 110.28694°W / 40.35972; -110.28694Coordinates: 40°21′35″N 110°17′13″W / 40.35972°N 110.28694°W / 40.35972; -110.28694
Country United States
State Utah
County Duchesne
Settled 1930s
Incorporated 1953
Named for Altonah and Mt. Emmons
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 6,388 ft (1,947 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 233
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (580/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84001
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-00760[1]
GNIS feature ID 1425096[2]

Altamont is a town in Duchesne County, Utah, United States. The population was 225 at the 2010 census,[3] an increase over the 2000 figure of 178.

History[edit]

The town was settled in the 1930s as a central location for a new area high school. The school was finished in 1935 and named Altamont, combining the names of the area villages of Altonah and Mt. Emmons. The community grew gradually, and petitioned to incorporate as a town in 1953.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 102
1970 129 26.5%
1980 247 91.5%
1990 167 −32.4%
2000 178 6.6%
2010 225 26.4%
Est. 2012 233 3.6%

[5][6]

As of the census of 2010, there were 225 people in 83 households in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 96% White, 2% Native American, and 1.3% from Hispanic or Latino.

The population was 46 percent male and 54 percent female. The population was 31.6 percent under the age of 18 and 12.9 percent 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The town is home to Altamont High School. The school mascot is the Longhorns. Altamont competes as a 1A school and has local rivalries with Duchesne and Tabiona.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ 2010 US Census
  4. ^ Barton, John D. (January 1998). A History of Duchesne County. Utah Centennial County History Series. Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society. p. 189. ISBN 0-913738-41-7. 
  5. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml#none
  6. ^ http://governor.utah.gov/DEA/Census/2010/Cities%20and%20Counties.pdf