Location of Altamont, Utah
Location of Utah in the United States
|Named for||Altonah and Mt. Emmons|
|• 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)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||1425096|
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.
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.
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.
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.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- 2010 US Census
- 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.
Wasatch National Forest
| Mountain View
Ashley National Forest
|Ashley National Forest / Manila|
|Starvation State Park||Duchesne||Roosevelt