Altamont, Kansas

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Altamont, Kansas
Location within Labette County and Kansas
Location within Labette County and Kansas
KDOT map of Labette County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°11′23″N 95°17′37″W / 37.18972°N 95.29361°W / 37.18972; -95.29361Coordinates: 37°11′23″N 95°17′37″W / 37.18972°N 95.29361°W / 37.18972; -95.29361
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyLabette
Founded1879
Incorporated1884
Named forAltamont, Illinois
Government
 • MayorRichard Hayward
Area
 • Total1.93 sq mi (4.99 km2)
 • Land1.90 sq mi (4.92 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
912 ft (278 m)
Population
 • Total1,080
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
1,030
 • Density560/sq mi (220/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67330
Area code620
FIPS code20-01550[4]
GNIS ID0469438[5]
Websitealtamontks.com

Altamont is a city in Labette County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 1,080 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Altamont had started in 1879 when a railroad was built through there. The first people of Altamont was the Huston family. When they went to the nearby town of Oswego, people would ask them where they lived. They would say about a mile east of the lone tree. Since there were not many trees in Kansas at the time, it was easy to know what tree they were talking about.[7] It was named after Altamont, Illinois.[8] Altamont was incorporated in 1884.[9]

Geography[change | change source]

Altamont is at 37°11′23″N 95°17′37″W / 37.18972°N 95.29361°W / 37.18972; -95.29361 (37.189803, -95.293529).[10] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.66 square miles (4.30 km2). Of that, 1.64 square miles (4.25 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[11]

Climate[change | change source]

Altamont has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Altamont has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[12]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890454
190054620.3%
191060611.0%
1920603−0.5%
1930598−0.8%
19406427.4%
19506521.6%
19606723.1%
197084525.7%
19801,05424.7%
19901,048−0.6%
20001,0924.2%
20101,080−1.1%
Est. 20181,030[3]−4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,080 people, 419 households, and 291 families living in Altamont.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Altamont is served by Labette County USD 506 school district.[13]

The Labette County High School mascot is the Grizzlies, and their colors are red and gold.[14]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Nov 1, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  7. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 66.
  8. "Profile for Altamont, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  9. Case, Nelson (1893). History of Labette County, Kansas: From the First Settlement to the Close of 1892. Crane & Company. p. 141.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  12. Climate Summary for Altamont, Kansas
  13. USD 506 District Map; KSDOT.
  14. "USD 506 Labette County". USD 506. Retrieved 7 January 2017.

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