Brasher, New York

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Population in 2010: 2,512. Population change since 2000: +7.5%
 
Males: 1,233  (49.1%)
Females: 1,279  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 13613.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,131 (it was $30,909 in 2000)
Brasher:

$40,131
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,667 (it was $16,808 in 2000)

Brasher town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $77,688 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Brasher:

$77,688
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $76,662; Detached houses: $87,207; In 2-unit structures: $41,541; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $31,155; Mobile homes: $46,475
Brasher races chart
  • White alone - 2,338 (93.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 67 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 50 (2.0%)
  • Hispanic - 44 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.2%)

Races in Brasher detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Brasher: 142.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: French (24.9%), Irish (15.7%), United States (12.2%), English (8.2%), French Canadian (5.2%), German (5.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 91.2 square miles.

Population density: 28 people per square mile   (very low).

Brasher,NY real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Brasher:

  • High school or higher: 76.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brasher town:

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

39 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.7%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Brasher town:  2.2% ($1,114)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (125.7 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (186.3 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (281.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Brasher Falls, NY (2.3 miles ), Brasher Falls-Winthrop, NY (2.4 miles ), Winthrop, NY (2.6 miles ), Bombay, NY (2.7 miles ), Moira, NY (3.0 miles ), Massena, NY (3.0 miles ), Stockholm, NY (3.2 miles ), Brushton, NY (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $45,400
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $43,800
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $40,400
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $72,800
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $48,800
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $48,800
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $62,400
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $93,200
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $81,400
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $54,700
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.88 N, Longitude: 74.72 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 315

Brasher household income distribution Brasher home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.9%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Metal and metal products (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Brasher: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Earthquake activity:

Brasher-area historical earthquake activity is below New York state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 66.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from Brasher center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 181.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.0 miles away from Brasher center
On 4/8/2003 at 15:06:14, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.2 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 25.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Birthplace of: B. A. Rolfe - Band leader.

Hospitals and medical centers near Brasher:

  • HIGHLAND NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MASSENA, NY)
  • ST REGIS NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MASSENA, NY)
  • MASSENA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; MASSENA, NY)
  • MASSENA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; MASSENA, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brasher:

  • SUNY College at Potsdam (about 20 miles; Potsdam, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,307)
  • Clarkson University (about 21 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 3,472)
  • St Lawrence University (about 30 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton (about 30 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 3,411)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 63 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,934)
  • Champlain College (about 80 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • University of Vermont (about 80 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)

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Notable locations in Brasher: Saint Patrick Community Center (A), Riverside Campground (B), Brasher Falls Sewer District 1 Sewage Treatment Plant (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Brasher: Saint Patricks Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Richardson Cemetery (1), Flint Chaffee Cemetery (2), Fairview Cemetery (3), Carville Cemetery (4), Brasher Iron Works Cemetery (5), Saint Patrick Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Branch Squeak Brook (A), Deer River (B), Trout Brook (C), Redwater Brook (D), Lawrence Brook (E), Bell Brook (F), Allen Brook (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Brasher: Walter F Pratt Memorial Forest (1). Display/hide its location on the map

St. Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 18.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

18.6
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 5.02. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.02
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.45. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.45
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 12.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 13.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 6.32. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.32
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.4%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

19.1%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

7.2%
Whole state:

7.4%
3 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
2 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Brasher compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (71%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Brasher town (based on St. Lawrence County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.12%
Here: 46.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents67.9%11.3%4.5%3.1%2.0%
Congregations21.1%21.1%11.8%6.2%4.3%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention Charismatic Churches IndependentAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents1.9%1.8%1.1%0.9%5.5%
Congregations5.0%5.6%0.6%2.5%21.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
St. Lawrence County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
St. Lawrence County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
St. Lawrence County:

5.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 106
Here:

9.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Lawrence County:

29.6%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.3%
State:

15.6%

3.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,133 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.28%
New York average:

5.06%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,793 average AGI)
St. Lawrence County:

0.10%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, NY  0.37% ($29,655 average AGI)
from Franklin County, NY  0.31% ($34,568)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.14% ($50,173)


3.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,953 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.94%
New York average:

5.46%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($762 average AGI)
St. Lawrence County:

0.11%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, NY  0.38% ($28,681 average AGI)
to Franklin County, NY  0.26% ($24,920)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.17% ($34,576)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brasher:

  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WMSA (1340 AM; 1 kW; MASSENA, NY; Owner: SEAWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYBG (1050 AM; 1 kW; MASSENA, NY)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIRD (920 AM; 5 kW; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID INC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WPDM (1470 AM; 1 kW; POTSDAM, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE RADIO, INC.)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEAV (960 AM; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brasher:

  • WYUL (94.7 FM; CHATEAUGAY, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WCEL (91.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WSLO (90.9 FM; MALONE, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRGR (102.3 FM; TUPPER LAKE, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID, INC.)
  • WVNV (96.5 FM; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WRCD (101.5 FM; CANTON, NY; Owner: RADIO POWER INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Brasher:

  • W14BU (Channel 14; MASSENA, NY; Owner: DAVID WELCH)
  • W25BX (Channel 25; MASSENA, NY; Owner: NELLIE GAJESKI)
  • W36BN (Channel 36; MASSENA, NY; Owner: NELLIE GAJESKI)
  • W65CR (Channel 65; MASSENA, NY; Owner: ROBERT G. JUILLERAT)
  • W20BA (Channel 20; MASSENA, NY; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WNYF-LP (Channel 28; MASSENA, NY; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNPI-TV (Channel 18; NORWOOD, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV COUNCIL, INC)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 40 meters (131ft)
Total costs: $36,273,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,494
Total average daily truck traffic: 853
Total future (year 2020) average daily traffic: 13,177

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Brasher, NY
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