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Income/capita 32%
Household income 34%
Unemployment 14%
IndexAltamontIllinoisNational
Income per capita$20,197$31,502$29,829
Median household income$36,744$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$40,795$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,685$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$28,405$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$20,862$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate5.3%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level13.9%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Altamont is 32% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Altamont is 34% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Altamont is 14% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Altamont is 8% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $24,493$36,744$73,488
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Altamont median earnings by income bracket

      Altamont employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.2%1.8%
      Manufacturing sector26.5%3.7%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%4.2%
      Wholesale & retail services18.7%18.9%
      Public administration5.7%1.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.0%0.0%
      Education, health & social services3.3%40.8%
      Other29.6%22.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Teutopolis, IL1,674$71,75030%
      Sigel, IL349$61,25011%
      Stewardson, IL719$48,51612%
      Brownstown, IL710$47,50014%
      Effingham, IL12,650$44,53619%
      Altamont, IL2,314$36,74434%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Holyoke, CO2,314$46,62516%
      Boron, CA2,314$29,89646%
      Mount Jackson, VA2,314$38,95830%
      Helmetta, NJ2,314$75,09636%
      New Stanton, PA2,314$57,4224%
      Altamont, IL2,314$36,74434%
      Source: The Altamont, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).