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Altamont, Missouri

Altamont, Missouri
Location of Altamont, Missouri
Location of Altamont, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Daviess
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,024 ft (312 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 204
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 200
 • Density 784.6/sq mi (302.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64620
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-00910[4]
GNIS feature ID 0713249[5]

Altamont is a village in Daviess County, Missouri, United States. The population was 204 at the 2010 census.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
  • Education 4
  • References 5


Altamont, a name meaning "high mountain", was so named from its elevation of 1,002 feet (305 m) at the railroad depot.[6]


Altamont is located at (39.888009, -94.088624).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.[1]


As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $35,972, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $40,750 versus $28,472 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,941. About 30.2% of families and 28.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 22.2% of those sixty five or over.

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 204 people, 79 households, and 56 families residing in the village. The population density was 680.0 per square mile (291.4/km²). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 353.3 per square mile (151.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.51% White and 0.49% Native American.

There were 79 households of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.07.

The age distribution was 29.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.5 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.


PreK-12 public education is provided by the Gallatin R-V School District in Gallatin. PreK-6 is located at Covel D. Searcy Elementary School, and 7-12 at Gallatin High School.

Of adults 25 years of age and older in Altamont, 94.3% possess a high school diploma or higher, while 6.6% hold a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest educational attainment.


  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  6. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 284. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
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