Altamont, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 33 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.9%
Males: 22  (67.6%)
Females: 11  (32.4%)
Median resident age:  37.3 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 57226

Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,888 (it was $36,875 in 2000)
Altamont:

$45,888
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,969 (it was $16,559 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $56,305 (it was $26,700 in 2000)
Altamont:

$56,305
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $57,585; Detached houses: $57,117
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    • 3397.1%White alone
    • 12.9%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Altamont: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (94.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/01/1903

Elevation: 1850 feet

Land area: 1.26 square miles.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Altamont:

  • High school or higher: 70.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Altamont town:

  • Never married: 38.9%
  • Now married: 28.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 32.3%



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 18, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Altamont to the number of sex offenders is 37 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Altamont town:  0.7% ($199)
South Dakota:  1.8% ($1,334)

Altamont satellite photo by USGS

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

Altamont household income distribution Altamont home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (70%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Manufacturing (50%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (45%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (50%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (25%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Altamont, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 below South Dakota state average. It is 81% 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, 4.3 LG, 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 (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 91.9. This is worse than average.

City:

91.9
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.72
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Altamont town (based on Deuel County data)

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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

6.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,991 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

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 Codington County, SD  1.12% ($28,350 average AGI)
from Hamlin County, SD  0.56% ($37,100)


7.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,761 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

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 Brookings County, SD  1.21% ($32,864 average AGI)
to Codington County, SD  1.16% ($25,619)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.83% ($37,200)

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.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Wood (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)

Altamont compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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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