Altamont, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 2,304 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.9%
 
Males: 1,124  (48.8%)
Females: 1,180  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  37.2 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 62411.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,839 (it was $33,186 in 2000)
Altamont:

$37,839
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,061 (it was $15,478 in 2000)

Altamont city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $88,022 (it was $61,800 in 2000)
Altamont:

$88,022
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $97,901; Detached houses: $107,255; Mobile homes: $14,621

Median gross rent in 2016: $664.

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  • Races in Altamont, IL (2010)

    Altamont races chart
    • 2,29799.1%White alone
    • 120.5%Hispanic
    • 60.3%Two or more races
    • 30.1%Black alone
    • 10.04%American Indian alone

Races in Altamont detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Altamont: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.1%), American (25.8%), Irish (6.7%), English (4.6%), Dutch (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/26/1872

Land area: 1.30 square miles.

Population density: 1,768 people per square mile   (low).

Altamont, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Altamont:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Altamont city:

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 13.5%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

8 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.4%
Illinois:

12.3%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Altamont, Illinois as of December 10, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Altamont to the number of sex offenders is 288 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,376 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,406 (1.6%)

Altamont satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, IL (55.7 miles , pop. 81,860).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (85.9 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (200.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: St. Elmo, IL (2.5 miles ), Beecher City, IL (3.0 miles ), Mason, IL (3.2 miles ), Watson, IL (3.2 miles ), Shumway, IL (3.2 miles ), Edgewood, IL (3.2 miles ), Effingham, IL (3.4 miles ), Brownstown, IL (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $80,400
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $178,600
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $72,400
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $350,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $106,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.06 N, Longitude: 88.75 W

Area code: 618

Altamont household income distribution Altamont home values distribution

Crime rates in Altamont by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Murders 000000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 114212040000000
per 100,000 43.844.1176.188.144.388.90.0177.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000001002301000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.044.40.00.089.9129.00.043.30.00.00.0
Assaults 23231420131512150134311
per 100,000 1,007.41,013.2616.5881.4575.5666.7534.8665.50.043.0129.1173.2130.443.543.4
Burglaries 2525161722812475111010612
per 100,000 1,095.11,101.3704.5749.2973.9355.6534.8177.5314.7215.0473.5433.1434.6260.8520.4
Theft 383850392621131625271951253920
per 100,000 1,664.51,674.02,201.71,718.81,151.0933.3579.3709.81,124.11,160.8817.92,208.71,086.51,694.9867.3
Auto thefts 331300311011011
per 100,000 131.4132.244.0132.20.00.0133.744.445.00.043.043.30.043.543.4
Arson 005001010001000
per 100,000 0.00.0220.20.00.044.40.044.40.00.00.043.30.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.5) 369.6371.7383.7378.6264.7280.0178.3319.497.6108.895.1169.8100.098.283.3

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Altamont detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Illinois average:

2.81
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -52 (-2.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Altamont: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Altamont, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Altamont, Illinois average temperatures Altamont, Illinois average precipitation Altamont, Illinois humidity Altamont, Illinois wind speed Altamont, Illinois snowfall Altamont, Illinois sunshine Altamont, Illinois clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Altamont-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.8 miles away from the Altamont city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/6/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Altamont-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 62.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 49.3 miles away from Altamont center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 63.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 47.9 miles away from Altamont center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 137.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Effingham County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Altamont topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Altamont:

  • LUTHERAN CARE CENTER (702 WEST CUMBERLAND)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Altamont:

  • FRIENDSHIP MANOR OF ST. ELMO (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ST ELMO, IL)
  • EFFINGHAM REHAB AND HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • EFFINGHAM DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • OAKVIEW (Hospital, about 12 miles away; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • EFFINGHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • EVERGREEN NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • LAKELAND REHAB AND HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; EFFINGHAM, IL)

Amtrak station near Altamont:

  • 12 miles: EFFINGHAM (S. BANKERS ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altamont:

  • Lake Land College (about 33 miles; Mattoon, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,499)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 42 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 43 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Millikin University (about 56 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Richland Community College (about 58 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Rend Lake College (about 65 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 65 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)

Public high school in Altamont:

Public elementary/middle school in Altamont:

Private elementary/middle school in Altamont:

  • ALTAMONT LUTHERAN INTERPARISH SCHOOL (Students: 131, Location: 7 S EDWARDS ST, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Altamont

Library in Altamont:

  • ALTAMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $44,257; Location: 121 WEST WASHINGTON AVENUE; 21,214 books; 573 audio materials; 1,236 video materials; 15 local licensed databases; 15 state licensed databases; 14 print serial subscriptions; 12 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Altamont: Altamont Fire Protection District (A), Gieseking Ambulance Service (B), Altamont Ambulance Service (C), Altamont Municipal Building (D), Altamont Public Library (E), Lutheran Care Center (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Altamont include: Altamont Christian Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), First Pentacostal Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), Immanuel Lutheran Church (E), Saint Clares Roman Catholic Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Altamont include: Schmidt Park (1), Heritage Park (2), Gilbert Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Ballard Nature Center (Nature Centers; 5253 East USHighway 40).

Hotels: Best Western Carriage Inn (1304 South Main Street), Altamont Motel (101 West Cumberland Road).

Effingham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 67.8. This is about average.

City:

67.8
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 13.9%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
72 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
87 people in nursing homes in 2000

Altamont, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Altamont (2011 data):

  • National Bank: Altamont Branch at 5 West Lincoln, branch established on 1994/09/26. Info updated 2011/05/11: Bank assets: $310.4 mil, Deposits: $281.3 mil, headquarters in Hillsboro, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Country Bancorp, Inc.
  • Peoples Bank & Trust: Altamont Branch at 511 South Main Street, branch established on 1925/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $297.5 mil, Deposits: $246.8 mil, headquarters in Pana, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: People First Bancshares, Inc.
  • FIRST MID-ILLINOIS BANK & TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Altamont Facility at 101 West Washington Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2010/09/16: Bank assets: $1,492.8 mil, Deposits: $1,192.9 mil, headquarters in Mattoon, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 37 total offices, Holding Company: First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Illinois average:

12.1

Altamont travel time to work - commute Altamont mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Altamont city (based on Effingham County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,61836
Catholic10,14410
Mainline Protestant2,68916
Other2873
None10,504-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Effingham County:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Effingham County:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

7.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Effingham County:

27.9%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.8%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Altamont:

59.7%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Altamont:

61.6%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.5
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Altamont:

18.0%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Altamont:

6.8%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Altamont:

7.1
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.8%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Altamont:

65.2%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.0%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Altamont, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 4$11,759$35,2770$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$18,547$37,0942$430
Streets and Highways 4$10,549$31,6470$0
Sewerage 1$3,809$45,7080$0
Water Supply 3$9,823$39,2920$0
Electric Power 5$14,756$35,4140$0
Local Libraries 0$0 4$2,609
Totals for Government 23$69,243$36,1276$3,039

Altamont government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,603,000 ($695.75)
    Regular Highways: $367,000 ($159.29)
    Water Utilities: $290,000 ($125.87)
    Police Protection: $276,000 ($119.79)
    Sewerage: $155,000 ($67.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $139,000 ($60.33)
    General - Other: $123,000 ($53.39)
    Financial Administration: $89,000 ($38.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $34,000 ($14.76)
    Libraries: $25,000 ($10.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($3.91)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $634,000 ($275.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $115,000 ($49.91)

Altamont government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $164,000 ($71.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $77,000 ($33.42)
    All Other: $11,000 ($4.77)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $76,000 ($32.99)
    General Revenue, NEC: $75,000 ($32.55)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,663,000 ($721.79)
    Water Utilities: $457,000 ($198.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $391,000 ($169.70)
    Highways: $98,000 ($42.53)
    Electric Utilities: $55,000 ($23.87)
    All Other: $19,000 ($8.25)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($7.81)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $132,000 ($57.29)
    Property: $105,000 ($45.57)
    NEC: $67,000 ($29.08)

Altamont government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,925,000 ($835.50)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $150,000 ($65.10)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Electric Utilities: $1,600,000 ($694.44)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Electric Utilities: $1,600,000 ($694.44)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,860,000 ($807.29)
    Other, NEC: $80,000 ($34.72)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $70,000 ($30.38)
    Water Utilities: $65,000 ($28.21)

Altamont government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,561,000 ($1111.55)

4.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.32%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fayette County, IL  0.42% ($29,583 average AGI)
from Shelby County, IL  0.32% ($27,717)
from Coles County, IL  0.30% ($49,907)


4.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.64%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fayette County, IL  0.40% ($30,241 average AGI)
to Coles County, IL  0.28% ($24,125)
to Shelby County, IL  0.28% ($36,475)

Strongest AM radio stations in Altamont:

  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WCRA (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Altamont:

  • WXEF (97.9 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCRC (95.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • WKJT (102.3 FM; TEUTOPOLIS, IL; Owner: JOHN W. KIRBY)
  • WTRH (93.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLY (88.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING)
  • W204BG (88.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRAN (98.3 FM; TOWER HILL, IL; Owner: KASKASKIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHQQ (98.9 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • W208AN (91.3 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Altamont:

  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WEIL-LP (Channel 54; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORP.)
Altamont fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Altamont fatal accident list:

Jan 16, 1990 07:31 PM, E Division, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 17m56ftTotal length
  • 31,150Total average daily traffic
  • 8,781Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Altamont)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 2nd & Jefferson St (Lat: 39.060611 Lon: -88.754500), Call Sign: KYS874
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.145 MHz, 154.325 MHz, 154.430 MHzGrant Date: 03/19/2015, Expiration Date: 05/17/2025Registrant: Pros Rf, 5219 Adairiville Rd, Franklin, KY 42134-7500, Phone: (270) 908-4402, Fax: (786) 549-7864, Email:
  • Rt 1 4 Mi S 2 1/4 Mi E (Lat: 38.988389 Lon: -88.709500), Call Sign: KNBC579, Licensee ID: L00026737
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.885 MHzGrant Date: 03/05/1996, Expiration Date: 03/27/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/27/2001Registrant: Charles O Hooks, Rt 1 Box 103, Mason, IL 62443, Phone: (618) 483-5460
  • 4 Mi S & 2 Mi E (Lat: 38.985056 Lon: -88.710333), Call Sign: KNBC580, Licensee ID: L00026787
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.885 MHzGrant Date: 02/22/2001, Expiration Date: 03/27/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/28/2011Registrant: Harlan C Hooks, 4823 N 500th St, Mason, IL 62443, Phone: (618) 483-5473
  • 3 1/2 Mi Nw (Lat: 39.102556 Lon: -88.771722), Call Sign: KNHH807
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.535 MHzGrant Date: 08/03/1998, Expiration Date: 10/03/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/07/2003Registrant: Forrest Buzzard, Rr 3 Box 130, Altamont, IL 62411
  • 2 Mi W (Lat: 39.054778 Lon: -88.786722), Call Sign: WNMZ618, Licensee ID: L00265137
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.275 MHzGrant Date: 11/21/1998, Expiration Date: 11/21/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/20/2002, Certifier: R Dean MeiszerRegistrant: Lb Tower Company LLC, 441 Vine Street, Suite 3900, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3011, Phone: (513) 381-7775, Fax: (513) 381-1292
  • MP 212.9, Mp 212.9, Salem Sub (Lat: 39.146722 Lon: -88.757167), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQPG341
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.410 MHz, 161.085 MHzGrant Date: 05/08/2012, Expiration Date: 05/08/2022, Certifier: Thomas J McgovernRegistrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:
  • SITE 4, Lat: 39.050667 Lon: -88.783361, Call Sign: WQTC262
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.230 MHz, 160.785 MHz, 161.070 MHzGrant Date: 01/02/2014, Expiration Date: 01/02/2024, Certifier: Shantrice Cruse-ScottRegistrant: Csx Transportation Inc, 6735 Southpoint Dr South, 4th Flr J958, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6048, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Altamont)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Altamont and their reported violations in the past:

ALTAMONT (Address: 202 N SECOND ST , Population served: 2,300, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-29-2008), St BCA signed (MAR-10-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-03-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-08-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-29-2008), St BCA signed (MAR-10-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-24-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-29-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2008), St BCA signed (MAR-10-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-28-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-28-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-10-2005), St BCA signed (JUL-20-2005)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 22
  • Hazardous Condition: 11

Incident types - Altamont

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Altamont, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Altamont, Illinois:

  • Best Western Carriage Inn Hotel, I-70 And Hwy 128, Altamont, Illinois 62411 , Phone: (618) 483-6101
  • Super 8 Motel, 3091 E Mill Rd, Altamont, Illinois 62411 , Phone: (618) 483-6300, Fax: (618) 483-3323
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Altamont, Illinois
Most common first names in Altamont, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3177.0 years
Charles2677.3 years
William2076.3 years
Mary1884.2 years
George1773.8 years
Robert1768.2 years
Ruth1687.4 years
Anna1583.7 years
Arthur1474.8 years
Clarence1481.6 years
Most common last names in Altamont, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Klitzing2677.5 years
Winter2180.3 years
Smith1880.3 years
Voelker1784.9 years
Milleville1679.4 years
Wendling1575.2 years
Beccue1478.4 years
Goers1384.5 years
Bandelow1283.8 years
Wurl1277.1 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Altamont, IL
NameCountNameCount
Decora Cabinetry4McDonald's1
FedEx1Subway1
Lane Furniture1Super 81
MasterBrand Cabinets7

Altamont compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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