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Altamont, South Dakota
Location in Deuel County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Deuel County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Deuel
Incorporated 1903
Area
 • Total 1.25 sq mi (3.25 km2)
 • Land 1.25 sq mi (3.25 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,850 ft (564 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 34
 • Estimate 
(2019)
34
 • Density 27.11/sq mi (10.47/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57226
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-01140
GNIS feature ID 1253633

Altamont is a town in Deuel County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 34 at the 2010 census.

History

Altamont was platted in 1880. It was named for the hills surrounding the town site. The name means "high mountain."

Geography

Altamont is located on State Route 15 about 6 miles (9.7 km) north of the city of Clear Lake.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.25 square miles (3.24 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 110
1920 116 5.5%
1930 123 6.0%
1940 144 17.1%
1950 76 −47.2%
1960 77 1.3%
1970 54 −29.9%
1980 58 7.4%
1990 48 −17.2%
2000 34 −29.2%
2010 34 0.0%
2019 (est.) 34 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 34 people, 14 households, and 7 families residing in the town. The population density was 27.2 inhabitants per square mile (10.5/km2). There were 17 housing units at an average density of 13.6 per square mile (5.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.1% White and 2.9% from two or more races.

There were 14 households, of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.0% were non-families. 50.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 28.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.71.

The median age in the town was 33.5 years. 35.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.4% were from 25 to 44; 14.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.9% male and 47.1% female.

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