Altamont, Utah

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Altamont, Utah
Town
Location in Duchesne County and the state of Utah
Location in Duchesne County and the state of Utah
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
CountryUnited States
StateUtah
CountyDuchesne
Settled1930s
Incorporated1953
Named forAltonah and Mt. Emmons
Area
 • Total0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Land0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
6,388 ft (1,947 m)
Population
(2012)
 • Total233
 • Density1,200/sq mi (580/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
84001
Area code(s)435
FIPS code49-00760[1]
GNIS feature ID1425096[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] In 2012 the newest addition to the school was finished.

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.
1960102
197012926.5%
198024791.5%
1990167−32.4%
20001786.6%
201022526.4%
Est. 2016255[5]13.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

[7][8] 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 Louie the Longhorn. Altamont competes as a 2A school and has local rivalries with Duchesne and Tabiona.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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". Archived from the original on 2013-10-10. Retrieved 2012-03-26.
  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. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml#none Archived 2014-12-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ http://governor.utah.gov/DEA/Census/2010/Cities%20and%20Counties.pdf

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