Plattsburgh, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Plattsburgh, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Plattsburgh had a population of 19,882 as of July 1, 2016. Plattsburgh ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plattsburgh is located at latitude 44.6956 and longitude -73.4564 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plattsburgh (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.04 sq. miles and a water area of 1.56 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 138 feet.

The City of Plattsburgh (GNIS ID: 979376) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plattsburgh population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plattsburgh: Etsiénhne, Platsbourg, Plattsburg, Sen-hah-lo-ne, Son-Halonek.

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Plattsburgh, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,882
Population in Households 16,833
Population in Familes 9,434
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,049
Population Density1 3,946
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 8,215
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 3,432
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,899 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,015 (33.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,200 (58.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 684 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $146,770
Average Home Value $192,836


Median Household Income $39,349
Average Household Income $56,865
Per Capita Income $24,216
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% 0.06%
Households 0.14% 0.15%
Families -0.24% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Plattsburgh, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plattsburgh to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 85 93rd
Population Density1 # 187 84th
Diversity Index2 # 471 61st
Median Household Income # 1087 9th
Per Capita Income # 905 24th

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