Altamont, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 602.
Population change since 2000: -77.6%
Males: 331  (55.1%)
Females: 271  (44.9%)
Median resident age:

60.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 17931.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $63,561 (it was $23,603 in 2000)
Altamont:

$63,561
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,763 (it was $12,151 in 2000)

Altamont CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $84,708 (it was $55,900 in 2000)
Altamont:

$84,708
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $94,289; detached houses: $104,701; townhouses or other attached units: $35,981

Median gross rent in 2019: $954.

March 2019 cost of living index in Altamont: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.8%
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Ancestries: Irish (29.8%), Polish (17.8%), Ukrainian (17.5%), Lithuanian (14.2%), Austrian (4.0%), Dutch (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1550 feet

Land area: 0.94 square miles.

Population density: 640 people per square mile   (low).

Altamont, Pennsylvania map

18 residents are foreign born (4.9% Asia, 2.1% Europe).

This place:

3.1%
Pennsylvania:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,208 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,098 (2.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (34.3 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (78.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Frackville borough, PA (0.8 miles ),
Gilberton borough, PA (1.0 miles ),
Englewood, PA (1.0 miles ),
Shenandoah borough, PA (1.7 miles ),
New Boston-Morea, PA (1.7 miles ),
Girardville borough, PA (1.8 miles ),
Shenandoah Heights, PA (1.8 miles ),
Mahanoy City borough, PA (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 40.78 N, Longitude: 76.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Distribution of median household income in Altamont, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Altamont, PA in 2019
Altamont satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Most common industries in Altamont, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.3%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.1%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.0%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (5.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (18.6%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (10.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (9.3%)
  • Utilities (7.8%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (7.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (13.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (13.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (12.2%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Altamont, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Cashiers (6.7%)
  • Other financial specialists (6.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (18.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.3%)
  • Art and design workers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other financial specialists (13.0%)
  • Registered nurses (11.4%)
  • Cashiers (8.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Financial managers (6.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.7%)

Average climate in Altamont, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 20.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

20.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 5.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.79

Tornado activity:

Altamont-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.5 miles away from the Altamont place center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 27.0 miles away from the place center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Altamont-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 218.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 32.8 miles away from Altamont center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 239.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 222.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.5 miles away from Altamont center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 288.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Schuylkill County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Altamont topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Altamont:

  • BROAD MOUNTAIN NSG FRACKVILLE (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; FRACKVILLE, PA)
  • BROAD MOUNTAIN NURSING AND REH (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; FRACKVILLE, PA)
  • RIDGEVIEW HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SHENANDOAH, PA)
  • SHENANDOAH MANOR NURSING CENTE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SHENANDOAH, PA)
  • KINGS HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; ASHLAND, PA)
  • SAINT CATHERINE MEDICAL CENTER FOUNTAIN SPRINGS (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ASHLAND, PA)
  • SAINT CATHERINE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ASHLAND, PA)

Operable nuclear power plants near Altamont:

  • 19 miles: Susquehanna 1 and 2 in Berwick, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altamont:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 8 miles; Pottsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,412)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 20 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 30 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 31 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 33 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 34 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)
  • Albright College (about 34 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Altamont: Cresmont (A), Altamont Fire Company (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Schuylkill County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

60.3%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.8%
Whole state:

6.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
1,981 people in state prisons in 2000
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Altamont:

Marital status in Altamont, PA
  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Altamont:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 14.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Altamont
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Altamont, PA (based on Schuylkill County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,81448
Mainline Protestant37,489144
Evangelical Protestant7,71973
Other1,34610
Orthodox7357
Black Protestant1771
None60,009-
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: 32
Schuylkill County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Schuylkill County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Schuylkill County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Here:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

30.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.3%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.5%
Pennsylvania:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.8%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Altamont:

27.9
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

16.1%
State:

20.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Altamont:

6.8
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Altamont:

23.3%
Pennsylvania:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

60.4%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Altamont:

85.3%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Altamont, PA Residents

3.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.52%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Berks County, PA  0.50% ($38,474 average AGI)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.43% ($33,233)
from Carbon County, PA  0.26% ($30,285)


3.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Berks County, PA  0.37% ($42,991 average AGI)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.32% ($35,492)
to Carbon County, PA  0.26% ($26,262)

Strongest AM radio stations in Altamont:

  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPAM (1450 AM; 1 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: CURRAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLSH (1410 AM; 5 kW; LANSFORD, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Altamont:

  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W256AB (99.1 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Altamont:

  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • W24BL (Channel 24; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W47AO (Channel 47; BERWICK, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • W19CI (Channel 19; BERWICK, PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • W61AG (Channel 61; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W66AI (Channel 66; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 33.1mTotal length
  • $1,508,000Total costs
  • 111,015Total average daily traffic
  • 30,343Total average daily truck traffic
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Altamont, PA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Altamont, PA
  • 93.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.6%Electricity
  • 2.5%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Altamont, PA
  • 62.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 37.5%Electricity


Altamont compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Altamont on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014"
  • #38 (17931) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries"
  • #42 (17931) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ukrainian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #95 (17931) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
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