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Altamont is a census-designated place (CDP) in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA. The population was 2,689 at the 2000 census.
Altamont is located at 40°47′0″N 76°13′22″W (40.783382, -76.222798).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.
At the 2000 census there were 2,689 people, 305 households, and 203 families living in the CDP. The population density was 2,857.1 people per square mile (1,104.5/km2). There were 329 housing units at an average density of 349.6/sq mi (135.1/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 53.63% White, 41.17% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 4.31% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.66%.
Of the 305 households 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 30.2% of households were one person and 21.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.87.
The age distribution was 4.4% under the age of 18, 18.0% from 18 to 24, 55.2% from 25 to 44, 14.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% 65 or older. The median age was 34 years.