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Altamont, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Altamont Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Klamath County at latitude 42.1981 and longitude -121.7248. Klamath County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,134 feet.

The formal official name is the Altamont Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Altamont, Oregon.

The U5 Census Class Code for Altamont indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Altamont Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Altamont, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 19,135
Population in Households 18,960
Population in Familes 15,055
Population in Group Qrtrs 175
Population Density1 2,361
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 7,771
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 5,149
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,554 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,007 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,765 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 783 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $156,855
Average Home Value $173,148


Median Household Income $39,031
Average Household Income $48,298
Per Capita Income $19,581
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.15% -0.24%
Households -0.02% -0.16%
Families -0.29% -0.29%
Median Household Income   4.34%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Altamont, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altamont to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 32 92nd
Population Density1 # 101 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 99 74th
Median Household Income # 283 25th
Per Capita Income # 291 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.