Potsdam, NY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 15,957. Estimated population in July 2005: 16,220 (+1.6% change)
Males: 8,177 (51.2%), Females: 7,780 (48.8%)

St. Lawrence County

Zip codes: 13676.

Median resident age: 23.0 years
Median household income: $30,782 (year 2000)
Median house value: $66,400 (year 2000)

Races in Potsdam:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.5%)
  • Black (1.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Chinese (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Asian Indian (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (16.9%), French (12.6%), English (11.7%), German (11.4%), Italian (7.5%), French Canadian (5.8%).

Elevation: 430 feet

Land area: 4.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Potsdam

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 31.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Potsdam town

  • Never married: 52.7%
  • Now married: 34.5%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

5.6% Foreign born (1.9% Asia, 1.8% Europe, 1.1% North America).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Potsdam:

  • CANTON POTSDAM HOSPITAL (POTSDAM HOSP UNIT-50 LEROY ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Potsdam:

  • MASSENA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; MASSENA, NY)
  • CLAXTON HEPBURN MEDICAL CENTER (about 36 miles; OGDENSBURG, NY)
  • ST LAWRENCE PSYCH CENTER (about 36 miles; OGDENSBURG, NY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Potsdam:

  • MASSENA INTL-RICHARDS FIELD (about 21 miles; MASSENA, NY; ID: MSS)
  • OGDENSBURG INTL (about 33 miles; OGDENSBURG, NY; ID: OGS)
  • WHEELER-SACK AAF (about 67 miles; FORT DRUM, NY; ID: GTB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Potsdam:

  • POTSDAM MUNI/DAMON FLD/ (about 4 miles; POTSDAM, NY; ID: PTD)
  • MOORES (about 21 miles; DEGRASSE, NY; ID: 1E8)
  • HENDRICKS FIELD (about 36 miles; GOUVERNEUR, NY; ID: 1K0)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Potsdam:

  • SUNY COLLEGE AT POTSDAM (Full-time enrollment: 3,885; Location: PIERREPONT AVE; Public; Offers Master’s degree)
  • CLARKSON UNIVERSITY (FT enrollment: 2,832; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.clarkson.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Potsdam:

  • ST LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; CANTON, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,010)
  • JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 80 miles; WATERTOWN, NY; FT enrollment: 2,454)
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT PLATTSBURGH (about 106 miles; PLATTSBURGH, NY; FT enrollment: 5,601)
  • MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE-UTICA BRANCH (about 111 miles; UTICA, NY; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • HERKIMER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 113 miles; HERKIMER, NY; FT enrollment: 2,141)
  • SAINT MICHAELS COLLEGE (about 127 miles; COLCHESTER, VT; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • SUNY COLLEGE OF AGRIC AND TECHN AT MORRISVILLE (about 129 miles; MORRISVILLE, NY; FT enrollment: 2,790)

Schools

Public high school in Potsdam:

  • POTSDAM SHS (Students: 494; Location: 29 LEROY ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Potsdam:

  • LAWRENCE AVE ES (Students: 466; Location: 29 LEROY ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • A.A. KINGSTON MS (Students: 455; Location: 29 LEROY ST; Grades: 05 – 08)
Private primary/middle school in Potsdam:

  • ST MARY’S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 117; Location: 45 LAWRENCE AVE.; Grades: PK – 6)

Libraries

Library in Potsdam:

  • POTSDAM PUBLIC LIBRARY AND READING ROOM (Operating income: $240,992; Location: 2 PARK STREET; 57,949 books; 2,377 audio materials; 1,724 video materials; 142 serial subscriptions)