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Altamont, Kansas
Location within Labette County and Kansas
Location within Labette County and Kansas
KDOT map of Labette County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Labette
Founded 1879
Incorporated 1884
Named for Altamont, Illinois
 • Total 1.93 sq mi (4.99 km2)
 • Land 1.90 sq mi (4.92 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
912 ft (278 m)
 • Total 1,080
 • Estimate 
 • Density 536.03/sq mi (206.92/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-01550
GNIS ID 469438

Altamont is a city in Labette County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,080.


Altamont had its start in the year 1879 by the building of the railroad through that territory. It was named after Altamont, Illinois. Altamont was incorporated in 1884.


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


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Altamont has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 454
1900 546 20.3%
1910 606 11.0%
1920 603 −0.5%
1930 598 −0.8%
1940 642 7.4%
1950 652 1.6%
1960 672 3.1%
1970 845 25.7%
1980 1,054 24.7%
1990 1,048 −0.6%
2000 1,092 4.2%
2010 1,080 −1.1%
2019 (est.) 1,019 −5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,080 people, 419 households, and 291 families residing in the city. The population density was 658.5 inhabitants per square mile (254.2/km2). There were 447 housing units at an average density of 272.6 per square mile (105.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.7% White, 0.6% African American, 1.9% Native American, 0.5% from other races, and 4.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 419 households, of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.5% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age in the city was 36.1 years. 29.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.2% were from 25 to 44; 22% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.


The community is served by Labette County USD 506 public school district. The district school office, Labette County High School, and Altamont Grade School are located in the city of Altamont, and four grade schools are located in other cities in the school district.

The Labette County High School mascot is the Grizzlies, and their colors are red and gold. Previously, Altamont High School was closed when school unification merged into USD 506.

Altamont Grade School, a Pre-K through 8th grade facility, acts as a feeder school to Labette County High School. Altamont Grade School's mascot is the Eagles, and their colors are Navy and Columbia Blue.

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