Altamont, Oregon

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Altamont is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Klamath County, Oregon, United States southeast of Klamath Falls.[3] The population was 19,603 at the 2000 census. All mailing addresses in Altamont are Klamath Falls addresses, however Altamont is outside of the city limits of Klamath Falls.



Altamont may have been named after Altamont, a locally famous trotting horse, by a prominent local horseman, Jay Beach.[4] Altamont post office ran from 1895 to 1902.[4]


Altamont is located at 42°12′9″N 121°43′35″W / 42.2025°N 121.72639°W / 42.2025; -121.72639 (42.202625, -121.726439).[5] The area is located 4,144 feet (1,263 m) above sea-level.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.7 square miles (22.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 19,603 people, 7,777 households, and 5,420 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,248.5 people per square mile (868.0/km²). There were 8,315 housing units at an average density of 953.8/sq mi (368.2/km²).

The racial makeup of the CDP was:

6.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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