Altmar, New York

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Altmar, New York
Altmar, New York is located in New York
Altmar, New York
Altmar, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°30′43″N 76°0′3″W / 43.51194°N 76.00083°W / 43.51194; -76.00083Coordinates: 43°30′43″N 76°0′3″W / 43.51194°N 76.00083°W / 43.51194; -76.00083
Country United States
State New York
County Oswego
Village Incorporated 1876
Village Dissolved May 31, 2013
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 574 ft (175 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 407
 • Density 162.5/sq mi (62.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13302
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-01550
GNIS feature ID 0942401

Altmar is a hamlet in Oswego County, New York, United States. The population was 407 at the 2010 census.

The former Village of Altmar (formerly "Sand Bank" and now dissolved) is in northern part of the Town of Albion at State Route 13 and County Route 22. Altmar is the seat of the town government.


The community was first settled in 1813 by Peter Henderson. The village was incorporated in 1876 as "Sand Bank." In 1890, the population was 551.

On November 10, 2010, residents of Altmar voted to dissolve their village's government under Governor Andrew Cuomo's Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act, becoming the first (and so far, the only) village to do so under the act; the margin was a mere six votes.[1][2][3][4][5] The village board has until May 31, 2011 to draft a plan to dissolve the village's government.[6]

The Village was dissolved on May 31, 2013 and remains an area within the Town of Albion.


Located in the Village of Altmar in Oswego County, is the mainstay of DEC's stocking program for Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, the Salmon River Fish Hatchery. As the state's largest and most visited fish hatchery, the facility attracts up to 500,000 visitors annually, many of whom come to watch egg collections from steelhead, coho salmon and chinook salmon returning to the hatchery. Annual fish production totals over 120,000 pounds.


Altmar is located at 43°30′43″N 76°0′3″W / 43.51194°N 76.00083°W / 43.51194; -76.00083 (43.511877, -76.000756).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it is land and 0.46% is water.


As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 351 people, 119 households, and 84 families residing in the village. The population density was 162.5 people per square mile (62.7/km²). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 60.6 per square mile (23.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.01% White, and 1.99% from two or more races.

There were 119 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,786, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $25,250 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,333. About 15.9% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.7% of those under age 18 and 29.4% of those age 65 or over.


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Altmar has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[9]


  1. ^ Mattison, Andy (November 20, 2010). "Altmar votes yes on dissolution". YNN (Syracuse, NY). Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Altmar opts to dissolve by margin of just six votes". WSYR-TV (Syracuse, NY). November 10, 2010. Retrieved May 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ Groom, Debra (November 10, 2010). "Altmar residents narrowly approve dissolving their village government". Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY). Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Altmar residents vote 80-74 to dissolve village". Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY). November 11, 2011. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Voters Approve Dissolving Village of Altmar". CNY Central (Syracuse, NY). November 10, 2010. Retrieved May 22, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Village of Altmar Village Dissolution Study". Center for Governmental Research. Retrieved May 22, 2011. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Altmar, New York

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