Altmar, New York
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Altmar, New York
Altmar, New York is located in New York
Altmar, New York
Altmar, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°30?43?N 76°0?3?W / 43.51194°N 76.00083°W / 43.51194; -76.00083Coordinates: 43°30?43?N 76°0?3?W / 43.51194°N 76.00083°W / 43.51194; -76.00083
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
IncorporatedFebruary 21, 1876[1]
DissolvedMay 31, 2013
 o Total2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 o Land2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 o Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
574 ft (175 m)
 o Total407
 o Density162.5/sq mi (62.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)315
FIPS code36-01550
GNIS feature ID2391512

Altmar is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Oswego County, New York, United States. The population was 407 at the 2010 census.

The former Village of Altmar (formerly "Sand Bank" and now dissolved) 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.

On November 10, 2010, residents of Altmar voted to dissolve their village's government under Governor Andrew Cuomo's Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act, becoming the first village to do so under the act; the margin was a mere six votes.[2][3][4][5][6] The village board had until May 31, 2011 to draft a plan to dissolve the village's government.[7]

The village was dissolved on June 1, 2013[8] and remains an area within the Town of Albion.


Located within Altmar is the Salmon River Fish Hatchery, operated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to support the state's stocking program for Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. The hatchery is a popular destination for visitors, many of whom come to watch egg collections from steelhead, coho salmon and Chinook salmon returning to the hatchery. Over three million young fish are raised at the hatchery each year.[9]


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).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it is land and 0.46% is water.


As of the census[13] 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 per square mile (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.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,786, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $25,250 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,333. About 15.9% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.7% of those under age 18 and 29.4% of those age 65 or over.


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Altmar has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[14]


  1. ^ Salmon Rivers Council of Governments - The Village of Altmar, New York, Retrieved Jun. 12, 2015.
  2. ^ Mattison, Andy (November 20, 2010). "Altmar votes yes on dissolution". YNN. Syracuse, NY. Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Altmar opts to dissolve by margin of just six votes". WSYR-TV. Syracuse, NY. November 10, 2010. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ Groom, Debra (November 10, 2010). "Altmar residents narrowly approve dissolving their village government". Syracuse Post-Standard. Syracuse, NY. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ "Altmar residents vote 80-74 to dissolve village". Watertown Daily Times. Watertown, NY. November 11, 2011. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ "Voters Approve Dissolving Village of Altmar". CNY Central. Syracuse, NY. November 10, 2010. Retrieved 2011.
  7. ^ "Village of Altmar Village Dissolution Study". Center for Governmental Research. Retrieved 2011.
  8. ^ "Villages dissolved since 1900 & incorporated since 1940". NYS Department of State Division of Local Government Services. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Salmon River Fish Hatchery". NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved .
  14. ^ Climate Summary for Altmar, New York

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