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Altamont, Tennessee - Basic Facts

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The Town of Altamont had a population of 983 as of July 1, 2017. Altamont ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Altamont is located at latitude 35.4327 and longitude -85.7434 in Grundy County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Altamont (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grundy County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,854 feet.

The Town of Altamont (GNIS ID: 2405143) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Altamont is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grundy County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Altamont population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Altamont, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 983
Daytime Population: Workers 456
Daytime Population: Residents 653
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,109
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 962
Population in Familes 817
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 49
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $25,269
Average Household Income $36,388
Per Capita Income $14,154


Total Housing Units 468 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 310 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $91,495
Average Home Value $125,322


Total Households 382
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 270
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.84% -0.41%
Households -0.84% -0.42%
Families -0.5% -0.52%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

Altamont, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altamont to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 281 34th
Population Density # 421 2nd
Diversity Index # 325 24th
Median Household Income # 413 4th
Per Capita Income # 418 2nd

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