Altamont, Utah

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Population in 2012: 233 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +30.9%
Males: 111  (47.7%)
Females: 122  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  28.4 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip code: 84001

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,153 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Altamont:

$56,153
UT:

$57,049
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,759 (it was $10,814 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $120,755 (it was $89,400 in 2000)
Altamont:

$120,755
UT:

$199,700
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $131,500; Detached houses: $161,190; Mobile homes: $56,680

Median gross rent in 2012: $793.

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  • White alone - 214 (95.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Altamont: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (33.3%), German (21.6%), Irish (8.2%), Danish (5.9%), Scottish (4.9%), French (2.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6375 feet

Land area: 0.16 square miles.

Population density: 1,444 people per square mile 
 
 (low).
Altamont, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Altamont:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Altamont town:

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 68.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

10 residents are foreign born

This town:  3.0%
Utah:  8.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,048 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $750 (0.7%)

Altamont satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (72.9 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (277.5 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (482.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Bluebell, UT (1.9 miles ), Neola, UT (3.8 miles ), Duchesne, UT (3.8 miles ), Roosevelt, UT (4.0 miles ), Myton, UT (4.0 miles ), Ballard, UT (4.2 miles ), North Duchesne, UT (4.2 miles) , Independence, UT (4.5 miles) .

Latitude: 40.36 N, Longitude: 110.29 W

Area code: 435

Altamont household income distribution Altamont home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.0%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+6.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (33%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Retail trade (37%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Electricians (8%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (19%)
  • Cashiers (15%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Personal appearance workers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (11%)

Average climate in Altamont, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Altamont-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Utah state average. It is 214% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 291.5 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 313.8 miles away from Altamont center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 379.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 161.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 435.6 miles away from Altamont center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 170.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Duchesne County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Altamont topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Altamont:

  • UINTAH BASIN REHABILITATION AND SENIOR VILLA (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ROOSEVELT, UT)
  • UINTAH BASIN MED CTR DIALYSIS - ROOSEVELT (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; ROOSEVELT, UT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altamont:

  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 73 miles; Provo, UT; Full-time enrollment: 33,525)
  • Utah Valley University (about 76 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 24,403)
  • Western Governors University (about 87 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 31,481)
  • Westminster College (about 87 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • University of Utah (about 87 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)
  • Stevens-Henager College-Murray (about 88 miles; Murray, UT; FT enrollment: 6,395)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 90 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)

Public high school in Altamont:

  • ALTAMONT HIGH (Students: 236; Location: 200 WEST MAIN; Grades: 07 - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Altamont:

  • ALTAMONT SCHOOL (Students: 346; Location: 190 WEST MAIN; Grades: KG - 06)

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Notable location: Altamont Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Altamont: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Altamont Motel (15595 West 4000 North), Rock Creek Ranch Corporation (Rock Creek).

Duchesne 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 2012 was 71.1. This is about average.

City:

71.1
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.27. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 40.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

40.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.22. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.22
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.7%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.3%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.8%
Whole state:  4.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Altamont compared to Utah 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.68%
Here: 75.7%
USA: 50.2%

Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents95.0%2.3%1.4%1.0%0.4%
Congregations82.4%5.9%2.9%2.9%5.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Duchesne County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Duchesne County:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Duchesne County:

25.9%
Utah:

23.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,524
Police - Other 0$0 1$136
Firefighters 0$0 6$480
Other and Unallocable 1$1,936$23,2324$1,530
Totals for Government 1$1,936$23,23216$3,670

Altamont government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $77,000 ($330.47)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $59,000 ($253.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $19,000 ($81.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($68.67)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $12,000 ($51.50)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($47.21)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($38.63)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($30.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($12.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $62,000 ($266.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000 ($124.46)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $35,000 ($150.21)

Altamont government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,000 ($60.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($60.09)
    All Other: $6,000 ($25.75)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,000 ($17.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($8.58)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,000 ($38.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $32,000 ($137.34)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($47.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($68.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $48,000 ($206.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $29,000 ($124.46)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,000 ($197.42)
    Property: $16,000 ($68.67)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.29)

Altamont government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $263,000 ($1128.76)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $260,000 ($1115.88)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,000 ($25.75)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000 ($12.88)

Altamont government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $56,000 ($240.34)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $339,000 ($1454.94)

8.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200537,008 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.22%
Utah average:

8.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Salt Lake County, UT  1.50% ($36,901 average AGI)
from Uintah County, UT  1.45% ($42,029)
from Utah County, UT  0.82% ($32,538)


7.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200633,799 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.60%
Utah average:

7.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Uintah County, UT  1.72% ($39,852 average AGI)
to Salt Lake County, UT  1.10% ($27,673)
to Utah County, UT  0.91% ($31,581)

Strongest AM radio stations in Altamont:

  • KNEU (1250 AM; 5 kW; ROOSEVELT, UT; Owner: COUNTRY GOLD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KOAL (750 AM; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: EASTERN UTAH BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KVEL (920 AM; 5 kW; VERNAL, UT; Owner: ASHLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSLL (1080 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: AGAINST THE WIND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTKK (630 AM; 10 kW; SANDY, UT; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBEE (860 AM; 10 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMTI (650 AM; 10 kW; MANTI, UT; Owner: SANPETE COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKDS (1060 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH SALT LAKE, UT; Owner: HOLIDAY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Altamont:

  • KXRQ (94.3 FM; ROOSEVELT, UT; Owner: UINTA BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • KIFX (98.5 FM; ROOSEVELT, UT; Owner: EVANS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLCY-FM (105.9 FM; VERNAL, UT; Owner: ASHLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWKD (102.3 FM; RANDOLPH, UT; Owner: MILLCREEK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • K208AQ (89.5 FM; PRICE, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • KCUA (92.5 FM; COALVILLE, UT; Owner: COMMUNITY WIRELESS OF PARK CITY, INC)
  • KBZN-FM1 (97.9 FM; PARK CITY, UT; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING INC.)
  • K201AE (88.1 FM; COALVILLE, ETC., UT; Owner: COMMUNITY WIRELESS OF PARK CITY, INC)
  • KZHT-FM1 (94.9 FM; PARK CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K261CL (100.1 FM; ROOSEVELT, UT; Owner: UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Altamont:

  • K25EE (Channel 25; MOUNTAIN VIEW, ETC., UT; Owner: DAGGETT COUNTY TELEVISION DEPT.)
  • K06DY (Channel 6; ROOSEVELT, ETC., UT; Owner: UINTAH COUNTY)
  • K19CZ (Channel 19; ROOSEVELT, UT; Owner: LARRY H. MILLER COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K53BB (Channel 53; ROOSEVELT, UT; Owner: DUCHESNE COUNTY)
  • K55DG (Channel 55; ROOSEVELT, UT; Owner: DUCHESNE COUNTY)
  • K08CS (Channel 8; ROOSEVELT, ETC., UT; Owner: UINTAH COUNTY)
  • K10DD (Channel 10; ROOSEVELT, ETC., UT; Owner: UINTAH COUNTY)
  • K12FG (Channel 12; ROOSEVELT, ETC., UT; Owner: UINTAH COUNTY)

Altamont fatal accident list:

Dec 20, 1981 02:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • STATION, Altamont Meter Sta 2 1/4 Mi Wsw Of (Lat: 40.357722 Lon: -110.324583), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WNTQ495
    Assigned Frequencies: 954.650 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/17/2002, Expiration Date: 12/15/2012, Cancellation Date: 04/27/2009
    Registrant: Phone: (801) 799-1924
  • Altamont, 8 1/2 Miles Wsw Of (Lat: 40.322722 Lon: -110.450972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WQIQ898
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.231 MHz, 952.231 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/17/2008, Expiration Date: 10/14/2008, Cancellation Date: 06/06/2008, Certifier: Tanya Broussard
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4282, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Altamont District, 2.4 Miles W (Lat: 40.356361 Lon: -110.329222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WQPL362
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.193 MHz, 928.193 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/19/2012, Expiration Date: 06/19/2022, Certifier: William Carter
    Registrant: El Paso Midstream Group, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO 80944, Phone: (719) 520-4762, Fax: (719) 520-4318, Email:
  • Altamont EFM, 2.4 Miles West Of Altamont Ut (Lat: 40.356361 Lon: -110.329194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.4 m, Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WQPQ519
    Assigned Frequencies: 954.650 MHz, 954.450 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/19/2012, Expiration Date: 07/19/2022, Certifier: William G Carter
    Registrant: El Paso Midstream Group, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO 80944, Phone: (719) 520-4762, Fax: (719) 520-4318, Email:
  • ALTAMONT, Telephone Office (Lat: 40.359389 Lon: -110.293750), Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WBA827
    Assigned Frequencies: 2162.40 MHz, 2178.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/21/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2011
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BEECH A23-24 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 116 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5996S , Serial Number: MA-69, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 06/22/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Patrick Allred, Box 406, Altamont, UT 84001
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150J (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 60916 , Serial Number: 15070666, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 05/01/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Douglas Swasey, Po Box 119, Altamont, UT 84001
  • Aircraft: COSTRUZIONI AERONAUTICHE TECNA P92 ECHO SUPER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 674CA , Serial Number: 995, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 03/20/2007
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Nick Stevenson, Po Box 63, Altamont, UT 84001, Other Owners: Ann Stevenson

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Businesses in Altamont, UT

  • True Value: 1
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