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Altamont is a suburb of with a population of 1,742. Altamont is in Albany County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Altamont offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Altamont tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Altamont are highly rated.
About Altamont...
Population
1,742

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$255,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$948
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Altamont Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    116.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    464.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Altamont

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,917
National
$55,322
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Altamont is a small community that rests at the foot of the Helderberg mountains. The small country town is home to roughly 2,000 people and offers small pleasures like a small restaurant dedicated to war veterans and filled with memorabilia of the wars as well. We also offer a small local wine shop, two bistros and an antique shop, all located in the walking distance of Main St. Altamont even hold an annual fair that offers food, rides animal attractions, local businesses and plenty of other exhibits. Altamont is a small gem in Albany county and a pleasure to live in.
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A quiet suburb of Albany in upstate New York, Altamont is a vestige of small town America. The Altamont Fair takes place yearly and is well known throughout the Capital Region of New York. Just west of Altamont is Thatcher State Park which is located upon the Helderberg escarpment. Thatcher state park overlooks the Hudson Valley below all the way from Altamont to the Empire State Plaza eleven miles to the East where the most prominent structure of the plaza know as Corning Tower stands at 589 feet and stands a visual land mark for the west border of the Hudson river in Albany.
I have moved to Altamont since 2012 and love the neighborhood and the safety. The apartment I live in is very clean and pet friendly. We leave our doors open and we feel safe. The travel to malls and restaurant is not that bad. It is also near by a community Y and Cross gate and Colonie mall. It also has an Indian grocery store near by, which is good for my family since we are Asian Indian. Their also are few temples that we can go worship. All in all a beautiful and safe place to live.