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Potsdam, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Potsdam had a population of 9,571 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Potsdam is located at latitude 44.6698 and longitude -74.9813 in St. Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Potsdam encompass a land area of 4.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.5 sq. miles. St. Lawrence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 433 feet.

The Village of Potsdam (GNIS ID: 2391082) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Potsdam is located within Town of Potsdam, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Lawrence County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Potsdam: Te-wa-ten-e-ta-ren-ies, Tsi Tewate'nehtararénie's.

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Potsdam, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Potsdam, NY Housing Affordability Index is 158
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Potsdam, NY Wealth Index is 55
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 9,571
Population in Households 5,000
Population in Familes 2,738
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,571
Population Density 1,946
Diversity Index1 30
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,264
Average Household Income $64,122
Per Capita Income $19,556
Wealth Index3 55

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,610 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,069 (41.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,307 (50.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 234 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $114,696
Housing Affordability Index2 158
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,376
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 960
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.14% -0.29%
Households -0.34% -0.61%
Families 0.69% -0.83%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   0.44%

Potsdam, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potsdam to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 199 83rd
Population Density # 424 65th
Diversity Index # 508 58th
Median Household Income # 1098 8th
Per Capita Income # 1158 3rd

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