Altamont, South Dakota

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Population in 2019: 34 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: 0.0%
Males: 11  (32.4%)
Females: 23  (67.6%)
Median resident age:

41.8 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years

Zip code: 57226

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,439 (it was $36,875 in 2000)
Altamont:

$44,439
SD:

$59,533

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,969 (it was $16,559 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $149,461 (it was $26,700 in 2000)
Altamont:

$149,461
SD:

$185,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $127,581; detached houses: $127,208
March 2019 cost of living index in Altamont: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.9%
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According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Altamont, South Dakota as of December 03, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Altamont is 37 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (88.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/01/1903

Elevation: 1850 feet

Land area: 1.26 square miles.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (very low).

Altamont, South Dakota map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Altamont town:

0.7% ($199)
South Dakota:

1.8% ($1,334)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (90.2 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (167.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (498.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Clear Lake, SD (2.4 miles ),
Goodwin, SD (2.9 miles),
Kranzburg, SD (3.4 miles),
Gary, SD (3.4 miles ),
Brandt, SD (3.6 miles),
Revillo, SD (3.7 miles),
Strandburg, SD (3.8 miles),
La Bolt, SD (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 44.84 N, Longitude: 96.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Distribution of median household income in Altamont, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Altamont, SD in 2019

Altamont satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
South Dakota:

3.3%

Average climate in Altamont, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Altamont, South Dakota average temperatures Altamont, South Dakota average precipitation Altamont, South Dakota humidity Altamont, South Dakota wind speed Altamont, South Dakota snowfall Altamont, South Dakota sunshine Altamont, South Dakota clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.7. This is about average.

City:

65.7
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 23.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.76
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Altamont-area historical tornado activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 10% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.3 miles away from the Altamont town center injured 5 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/7/1955, a category F4 tornado 34.7 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Altamont-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 140.9 miles away from Altamont center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 60.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 685.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 180.7 miles away from Altamont center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Deuel County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Altamont topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Altamont:

  • DEUEL COUNTY MEMORIAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CLEAR LAKE, SD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY DEUEL COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CLEAR LAKE, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altamont:

  • South Dakota State University (about 37 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 53 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Ridgewater College (about 82 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 88 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 96 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Northern State University (about 98 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)

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

2.4 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

50.0%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

0.0%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Altamont:

Marital status in Altamont, SD
  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 36.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 27.1%

For population 25 years and over in Altamont:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

2.8
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Altamont, SD (based on Deuel County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,10810
Evangelical Protestant8347
Catholic2832
Other--
None1,139-
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: 3
Deuel County:

7.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Deuel County:

7.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

18.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Deuel County:

26.9%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Altamont government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $1,000 ($29.41)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($29.41)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($29.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,000 ($58.82)

Altamont government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($294.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($29.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,000 ($29.41)
  • Tax - Motor Vehicle License: $4,000 ($117.65)
    Property: $3,000 ($88.24)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($29.41)

Altamont government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,000 ($2264.71)

Strongest AM radio stations in Altamont:

  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KWAT (950 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSDR (1480 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Altamont:

  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KPHR (106.3 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDBX (107.1 FM; CLEAR LAKE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKSD (104.3 FM; MILBANK, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)
  • KNCM (88.5 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Altamont:

  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K47IC (Channel 47; MILBANK, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K32DK (Channel 32; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Altamont fatal accident list:

Aug 10, 2006 09:32 AM, Sr-15, 175th St, Lat: 44.847990, Lon: -96.682430, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KK0KK, Previous Call Sign: KD0JSJ, Licensee ID: L01537147, Grant Date: 12/17/2020, Expiration Date: 02/08/2031, Certifier: Duane L Martin, Registrant: Duane L Martin, 17945 Sd Highway 15, Altamont, SD 57226

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Altamont, SD
  • 85.7%Utility gas
  • 14.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Altamont, SD
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Altamont compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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