Plattsburgh, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Plattsburgh, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Plattsburgh had a population of 19,946 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 19,946
Daytime Population: Workers 13,615
Daytime Population: Residents 11,170
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,785
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 16,898
Population in Familes 9,453
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,048
Population Density2 3,959
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $40,587
Average Household Income $59,389
Per Capita Income $25,091


Total Housing Units 8,887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,024 (34.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,162 (58.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 701 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $146,855
Average Home Value $188,806


Total Households 8,186
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 3,414
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.03% 0.16%
Households 0.07% 0.18%
Families -0.28% -0.05%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   1.48%

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, 2017 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 # 84 93rd
Population Density # 185 85th
Diversity Index # 492 59th
Median Household Income # 1070 11th
Per Capita Income # 886 26th

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