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Statistics and Facts of Almont Michigan
Almont was first settled in 1827/1828 by James Deneen. It received a post office in 1835 named Bristol, for Oliver Bristol, the second permanent settler. The village was platted as Newburg in 1836. James Thompson, who donated the town clock that is located in the steeple of the First Congregational Church, proposed the name "Almont" in 1846. Local legend says that it was to honor the Mexican general, Juan Almonte. However, another theory about the name holds that James Thompson suggested "Almont" in honor of the region in Scotland that he emigrated from. In his hometown of Ayrshire, Scotland there stands to this day the Almont Hotel. The word is from a Scottish construction that means "at the mount." The debate about the name will surely continue. Almont, MI incorporated as a village in 1855.
Population (year 2000): 2,803. Estimated population in July 2006: 2,854 (+1.8% change)
Males: 1,335 (47.6%)
Females: 1,468 (52.4%)
Median resident age: 33.3 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years
Zip codes: 48003.
Estimated median household income in 2005: $52,900 (it was $53,984 in 2000)
Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $180,900 (it was $135,400 in 2000)
Ancestries: German (26.6%), Polish (15.6%), Irish (12.9%), English (12.3%), Italian (8.5%), United States (7.0%).
Elevation: 850 feet
Land area: 1.51 square miles. Population density: 1901 people per square mile (low).
For population 25 years and over in Almont
High school or higher: 86.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
Mean travel time to work: 31.0 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Almont village
Never married: 21.8%
Now married: 59.2%
82 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.9% Latin America, 0.5% North America).
This village: 2.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Almont: 1.7% ($2,297)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Shelby, MI (17.3 miles , pop. 65,159).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (37.2 miles , pop. 951,270).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (327.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Dryden, MI (5.9 miles ), Imlay City, MI (7.4 miles ), Leonard, MI (7.7 miles ), Romeo, MI (8.5 miles ), Capac, MI (10.1 miles ), Armada, MI (12.4 miles ), Oxford, MI (16.4 miles ), Lake Orion, MI (16.8 miles ).
Latitude: 42.92 N, Longitude: 83.04 W
Area code: 810
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 9 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 3.14
US city average: 3.00
Hospitals/medical centers near Almont:
LAPEER REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; LAPEER, MI)
ST JOSEPHS MERCY HOSPITAL & HLTH SVCS (about 23 miles; CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI)
WILLIAM BEAUMONT HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; TROY, MI)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Almont:
OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 32 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)
DETROIT CITY (about 36 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)
BISHOP INTERNATIONAL (about 48 miles; FLINT, MI; ID: FNT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Almont:
ROMEO STATE (about 11 miles; ROMEO, MI; ID: D98)
GAVAGAN FLD (about 17 miles; YALE, MI; ID: 48G)
RAY COMMUNITY (about 18 miles; RAY, MI; ID: 57D)
Local government website: www.villageofalmont.org
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Almont:
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; ROCHESTER HILLS, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,424)
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-DETROIT CAMPUS (about 24 miles; TROY, MI; FT enrollment: 2,090)
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS (about 27 miles; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; FT enrollment: 11,634)
ST CLAIR COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; PORT HURON, MI; FT enrollment: 2,287)
MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; WARREN, MI; FT enrollment: 11,057)
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI; FT enrollment: 2,479)
SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 41 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 4,780)
Public high school in Almont:
ALMONT JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 826; Location: 4701 HOWLAND ROAD; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public elementary/middle schools in Almont:
ALMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 560; Location: 401 CHURCH STREET; Grades: 03 - 06)
ORCHARD PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 413; Location: 4664 KIDDER ROAD; Grades: KG - 02)
Library in Almont:
ALMONT DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $273,667; Location: 213 WEST SAINT CLAIR STREET; 23,498 books; 803 audio materials; 661 video materials; 95 serial subscriptions)
Average household size:
This village: 2.7 people
Michigan: 2.6 people
Percentage of family households:
This village: 73.1%
Whole state: 68.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village: 4.8%
Whole state: 5.3%
Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This village: 5.6%
Whole state: 10.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This village: 2.0%
Whole state: 4.8%