Altmar, New York

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Altmar is a village in Oswego County, New York, United States. The population was 351 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Altmar (formerly "Sand Bank") is in northern part of the Town of Albion at State Route 13 and County Route 22. Altmar is the seat of the town government.



The community was first settled in 1813 by Peter Henderson. The village was incorporated in 1876 as "Sand Bank." In 1890, the population was 551.


Salmon River Fish Hatchery, located in the Village of Altmar in Oswego County, is the mainstay of DEC's stocking program for Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. The hatchery attracts up to 500,000 visitors annually, many of whom come to watch egg collections from steelhead, coho salmon and chinook salmon returning to the hatchery. Annual fish production totals 120,000 pounds.


Altmar is located at 43°30′43″N 76°0′3″W / 43.51194°N 76.00083°W / 43.51194; -76.00083 (43.511877, -76.000756)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²) of it is land and 0.46% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 351 people, 119 households, and 84 families residing in the village. The population density was 162.5 people per square mile (62.7/km²). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 60.6/sq mi (23.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.01% White, and 1.99% from two or more races.

There were 119 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

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