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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Altamont is a town in Illinois with a population of 2,260. Altamont is in Effingham County. Living in Altamont offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Altamont there are a lot of bars. Many families and retirees live in Altamont and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Altamont are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$675
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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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
    44
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    44
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    571.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,099.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

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Working in Altamont

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,515
National
$55,322
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Altamont Reviews

3 reviews
Altamont is a unique small town that has a little bit of everything. Great antique shops, boutiques, salons, hotels, family owned restaurants, beautiful churches, nature centers, and great schools! If you’re looking for a peaceful yet beautiful place surrounded by corn fields and woods, this town is for you!
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I like that Altamont is a small town and feels safe. I grew up in Altamont and never worried about going into an unsafe area, attended a small school k-12 was nice but I would like there to be a change for students to have a place to go to hang out after school that is a cheap place. Somewhere students can relax and study together away from houses and the school.
I like that it is small and easy to get around town. I would like to see a change in the number of kids going out and partying and drinking and smoking and vaping and whatever else.