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St. Lawrence County

Population in 2012: 9,564 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 

Males: 5,093  (53.3%)
Females: 4,471  (46.7%)

Median resident age:  21.4 years
New York median age:  42.4 years

Zip codes: 13676.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $24,172 (it was $21,273 in 2000)
Potsdam:

$24,172
New York:

$55,246
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $12,919

Potsdam village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $118,559 (it was $73,900 in 2000)
Potsdam:

$118,559
New York:

$285,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $121,146; Detached houses: $118,786; Townhouses or other attached units: $93,153; In 2-unit structures: $113,790; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $138,798; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $261,787; Mobile homes: $76,791

Median gross rent in 2011: $678.

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  • White alone - 7,980 (84.3%)
  • Black alone - 678 (7.2%)
  • Hispanic - 320 (3.4%)
  • Asian alone - 307 (3.2%)
  • Two or more races - 137 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 28 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 21 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Potsdam: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (15.0%), German (14.2%), Italian (12.5%), English (11.9%), French (7.7%), Polish (6.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1802

Elevation: 430 feet

Land area: 4.39 square miles.

Population density: 2180 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Potsdam:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.7%
  • Unemployed: 12.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Potsdam village:

  • Never married: 80.9%
  • Now married: 13.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 2.1%

934 residents are foreign born (3.8% North America, 3.0% Asia, 1.7% Europe, 1.4% Latin America).

This village:  9.9%
New York:  21.4%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Potsdam, New York as of April 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Potsdam to the number of sex offenders is 1,097 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $3,598 (2.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $3,000 (3.0%)

Potsdam satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (109.6 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (167.2 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (270.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Norwood, NY (2.3 miles ), Parishville, NY (2.9 miles ), Pierrepont, NY (2.9 miles ), Norfolk, NY (3.0 miles ), Stockholm, NY (3.0 miles ), Madrid, NY (3.1 miles ), Canton, NY (3.2 miles ), Norfolk, NY (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $42,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $141,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.67 N, Longitude: 74.98 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,793 (+40.0%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 2,279 (62.4%)

Area code: 315

Potsdam household income distribution Potsdam home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Potsdam by Year
Type 2001 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 00010010
per 100,000 0.00.00.010.10.00.010.60.0
Rapes 22031340
per 100,000 21.221.10.030.410.230.442.20.0
Robberies 02100112
per 100,000 0.021.110.30.00.010.110.621.1
Assaults 142439131676
per 100,000 148.3253.030.891.2132.7162.073.963.4
Burglaries 4748241610432342
per 100,000 497.8506.0246.6162.1102.1435.4242.9443.6
Thefts 244264184177105171206209
per 100,000 2584.22782.81890.91793.51071.61731.32175.32207.7
Auto thefts 17983667
per 100,000 10.673.892.581.130.660.763.473.9
Arson 0N/A00000N/A
per 100,000 0.0N/A0.00.00.00.00.0N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 295.5) 160.6195.994.8131.875.4142.2157.4124.8

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Crime rate in Potsdam detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Potsdam, New York accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.3%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,007 (-9.7%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Potsdam-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 73% 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 59.0 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 63.7 miles away from Potsdam 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 65.0 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 61.6 miles away from the city 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 31.9 miles away from Potsdam center
On 5/24/2002 at 23:46:00, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.1 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 65.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Potsdam topographic map

Birthplace of: Job Bicknell Ellis - Mycologist, Craig Conroy - NHL player (Los Angeles Kings, born: Sep 4, 1971), Linda Richards - Nurse, Scott LaGrand - Ice hockey player.


Hospital/medical center in Potsdam:

  • CANTON-POTSDAM HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 50 LEROY STREET)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Potsdam:

  • EDWARD JOHN NOBLE HOSPITAL OF GOUVERNEUR (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 15 miles away; GOUVERNEUR, NY)

Political contributions by individuals in Potsdam, NY

Airports located in Potsdam:


Local government website: www.potsdam.ny.us

Colleges/Universities in Potsdam:

  • SUNY College at Potsdam (Full-time enrollment: 4,011; Location: Pierrepont Ave; Public; Website: www.potsdam.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Clarkson University (FT enrollment: 3,129; Location: 8 Clarkson Ave; 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 11 miles; Canton, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,297)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton (about 11 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,572)
  • Jefferson Community College (about 67 miles; Watertown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 75 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,847)
  • Champlain College (about 89 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • University of Vermont (about 89 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,405)
  • Middlebury College (about 101 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 2,456)

Public high school in Potsdam:

Public elementary/middle schools in Potsdam:

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Library in Potsdam:

  • POTSDAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $523,797; Location: 2 PARK STREET; 55,854 books; 2,650 audio materials; 3,802 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 175 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Potsdam: Potsdam Water Works (A), Holcroft House (B), Moore House (C), Andrew M Schuler Recreation Building (D), Deneka Family Fitness Center (E), Alumni Gymnasium (F), Brooks House (G), Reynolds House (H), Cubley House (I), Ross House (J), Hamlin House (K), Powers House (L), Walker Center (M), Snell Hall (N), Congdon House (O), Old Main (P), Clarkson Hall (Q), Lewis Hall (R), Roxy Theater (S), Raymond Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Potsdam include: Koinonia Church (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Church of Christ Scientist (F), Trinity Episcopal Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Bayside Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Norwood Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Potsdam include: Hantz Field (1), Ives Park (2), Cubley Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Chalet Motel (Potsdam Canton Road).

 
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
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 20.7. This is significantly better than average.
City:

20.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 6.32. This is significantly better than average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

6.32
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Potsdam and their reported violations in the past:

CRANBERRY LAKE CAMPSITE (Address: 6739 US HIGHWAY 11 , Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
POSTWOOD PARK (Address: 35 MARKET STREET , Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
CHAMPION MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 6783 US HIGHWAY 11 , Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JAN-2002 and MAY-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-25-2002), St Public Notif requested (NOV-25-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAY-28-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-1995 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • 12 regular monitoring violations
GASLIGHT LOUNGE (Address: 151 SWEENEY ROAD , Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
WEDGEWOOD INN (Address: 6570 STATE HIGHWAY 56 , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (APR-05-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-13-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NORTHERN FAMILY MOTEL (Address: 6775 STATE HIGHWAY 56N , Population served: 44, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2003), St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2003), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-25-2002), St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2002), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-03-2002), St Compliance achieved (OCT-25-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
RED PINE PUB (Address: 7800 STATE HIGHWAY 11 , Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-25-2001), St Boil Water Order (AUG-13-2001), St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2001), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
SMALLING MOTEL SOUTH (Address: 7518 STATE HIGHWAY 11 , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Potsdam that have no violations reported:

  • NOMAD MOTEL (Population served: 54, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BOB SCOTTS TRAILER PARK (Address: PO BOX 527, Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST. REGIS CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GREG & MOLLYS GENERAL STORE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • COLONIAL VILLAGE FUN PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 40.5%
(39.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 78.6% for Black residents, 14.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.5% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 59.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  36.7%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.4%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Potsdam, NY

People in group quarters in Potsdam in 2010:

  • 4,323 people in college/university student housing
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in Potsdam in 2000:

  • 3,874 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 80 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Potsdam compared to New York state average:

Potsdam, New York environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Potsdam (2011 data):

  • Community Bank, National Association: Potsdam - May Road Branch at Route 56 And May Road, branch established on 1973/01/08; Potsdam - Market St Branch at 64-70 Market Street, branch established on 1964/08/15. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $6,460.6 mil, Deposits: $4,840.4 mil, headquarters in Canton, NY, positive income, 175 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank System, Inc.
  • KeyBank National Association: Potsdam Branch at 17 Elm Street, branch established on 1974/12/27. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Woodforest National Bank: Potsdam Branch at 7494 Sh 11, branch established on 2008/08/13. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • NBT Bank, National Association: Potsdam Branch at 6554 State Highway 56, branch established on 1987/06/20. Info updated 2012/02/02: Bank assets: $5,558.5 mil, Deposits: $4,381.4 mil, headquarters in Norwich, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 133 total offices, Holding Company: Nbt Bancorp Inc.
  • The North Country Savings Bank: Potsdam Branch at 31 Main Street, branch established on 1972/10/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $232.4 mil, Deposits: $187.1 mil, headquarters in Canton, NY, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Potsdam Branch at 14 Elm Street, branch established on 1953/12/18. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Potsdam, New York:

  • The Clarkson Inn , One Main St, Potsdam, NY 13676 , Phone: (315) 265-3050, Fax: (315) 265-5848
  • Chalet Motel, 7492 US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676 , Phone: (315) 265-8400
  • The Smalling Motel South , 7518 Us Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676 , Phone: (315) 265-0709, Fax: (315) 265-0709
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Potsdam, New York

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Potsdam travel time to work - commute


Potsdam mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.12%
Here46.1%
USA50.2%

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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$15,970$38,3280$0
Other Government Administration 5$21,166$50,7987$4,386
Judicial and Legal 1$3,038$36,4564$2,672
Police Protection - Officers 14$64,901$55,6290$0
Police - Other 4$10,977$32,9315$2,531
Firefighters 4$13,944$41,8320$0
Streets and Highways 16$55,144$41,3580$0
Health 0$0 1$111
Sewerage 4$14,962$44,8860$0
Parks and Recreation 4$12,290$36,87011$2,929
Water Supply 4$14,449$43,3470$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,389$28,6680$0
Totals for Government 62$229,230$44,36728$12,629

Potsdam government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $101,000 ($10.56)
    Air Transportation: $101,000 ($10.56)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($1.25)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,152,000 ($120.45)
    Police Protection: $1,140,000 ($119.20)
    Water Utilities: $818,000 ($85.53)
    Housing & Community Development: $779,000 ($81.45)
    Sewerage: $699,000 ($73.09)
    Regular Highways: $515,000 ($53.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $350,000 ($36.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $233,000 ($24.36)
    Libraries: $229,000 ($23.94)
    Fire Protection: $220,000 ($23.00)
    Central Staff Services: $126,000 ($13.17)
    General Public Buildings: $95,000 ($9.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $84,000 ($8.78)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $69,000 ($7.21)
    Financial Administration: $59,000 ($6.17)
    Parking Facilities: $20,000 ($2.09)
    Air Transportation: $18,000 ($1.88)
    Health Services - Other: $9,000 ($0.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $321,000 ($33.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $73,000 ($7.63)
    Police Protection: $30,000 ($3.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $25,000 ($2.61)
    Libraries: $21,000 ($2.20)
    Fire Protection: $19,000 ($1.99)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($0.94)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.42)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.21)
    Judicial: $1,000 ($0.10)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,943,000 ($307.72)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $83,000 ($8.68)

Potsdam government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $5,000 ($0.52)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $921,000 ($96.30)
    Housing & Community Development: $324,000 ($33.88)
    All Other: $166,000 ($17.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $160,000 ($16.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $76,000 ($7.95)
    Parking Facilities: $28,000 ($2.93)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $341,000 ($35.65)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $555,000 ($58.03)
    All Other: $215,000 ($22.48)
    Highways: $83,000 ($8.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $337,000 ($35.24)
    Interest Earnings: $150,000 ($15.68)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,168,000 ($122.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $339,000 ($35.45)
    All Other: $219,000 ($22.90)
    Highways: $45,000 ($4.71)
  • Tax - Property: $2,438,000 ($254.91)
    Public Utilities: $160,000 ($16.73)
    NEC: $97,000 ($10.14)

Potsdam government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,381,000 ($144.40)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,355,000 ($559.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,000,000 ($522.79)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,125,000 ($117.63)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $355,000 ($37.12)
    Water Utilities: $256,000 ($26.77)

Potsdam government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $201,000 ($21.02)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,741,000 ($391.15)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $71,000 ($7.42)

4.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.20%
New York average:

5.41%

0.39% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,270 average AGI)
St. Lawrence County:

0.39%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jefferson County, NY  0.45% ($29,287 average AGI)
from Franklin County, NY  0.32% ($28,873)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.12% ($27,767)


4.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,085 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
New York average:

6.26%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($942 average AGI)
St. Lawrence County:

0.13%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jefferson County, NY  0.42% ($30,758 average AGI)
to Franklin County, NY  0.29% ($27,648)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.23% ($27,894)

Strongest AM radio stations in Potsdam:

  • WPDM (1470 AM; 1 kW; POTSDAM, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE RADIO, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WYBG (1050 AM; 1 kW; MASSENA, NY)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMSA (1340 AM; 1 kW; MASSENA, NY; Owner: SEAWAY BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSLB (1400 AM; 1 kW; OGDENSBURG, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS NORTH, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Potsdam:

  • WAIH (90.3 FM; POTSDAM, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WTSC-FM (91.1 FM; POTSDAM, NY; Owner: KNIGHT & DAY INC.)
  • WSNN (99.3 FM; POTSDAM, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE RADIO, INC.)
  • WRCD (101.5 FM; CANTON, NY; Owner: RADIO POWER INC.)
  • WYUL (94.7 FM; CHATEAUGAY, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WYSI (96.7 FM; CANTON, NY; Owner: RADIO POWER, INC.)
  • WSLU (89.5 FM; CANTON, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRGR (102.3 FM; TUPPER LAKE, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID, INC.)
  • WYSX (98.7 FM; OGDENSBURG, NY; Owner: WATERS COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WNCQ-FM (102.9 FM; MORRISTOWN, NY; Owner: WATERS COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WBDB (92.7 FM; OGDENSBURG, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS NORTH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Potsdam:

  • WNPI-TV (Channel 18; NORWOOD, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV COUNCIL, INC)
  • WNYF-LP (Channel 28; MASSENA, NY; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • 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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Potsdam, New York:
  • Fatal accident count: 20
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 29
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
  • Fatalities: 22
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 42
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
New York average:
  • Fatal accident count: 73
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 106
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 19
  • Fatalities: 79
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 184
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11

See more detailed statistics of Potsdam fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 25 meters (82ft)
Total costs: $24,491,000
Total average daily traffic: 34,200
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,052
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 34,946

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Potsdam)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Potsdam, NY)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • POTSDAM, Off Pest House Rd (Lat: 44.690389 Lon: -74.992222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 78.3 m, Call Sign: WPJD827
    Assigned Frequencies: 6776.25 MHz, 6765.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Carol L Tacker
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • Clarkson University Hamlin-Powers Complex (Lat: 44.666167 Lon: -74.995750), Overall height: 14.3 m, Call Sign: WPOL783
    Assigned Frequencies: 944.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/06/2000, Expiration Date: 06/01/2014, Certifier: Karen St. Hilaire
    Registrant: Phone: (315) 268-7658
  • POTSDAM WEST, 6994 Highway 11 (Lat: 44.638500 Lon: -75.059417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 47.2 m, Call Sign: WQIH623
    Assigned Frequencies: 6625.00 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/14/2008, Expiration Date: 02/14/2018, Certifier: Thomas Weber
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • HOPKINTON, 1260 Santamont Road (Lat: 44.671639 Lon: -74.726417), Type: Mast, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQKK691
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 11132.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/25/2009, Expiration Date: 06/25/2019, Certifier: Mike Yavali
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • POTSDAM, 73 Market Street (Lat: 44.672278 Lon: -74.987694), Overall height: 81.7 m, Call Sign: KEE88
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6152.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/29/2000, Expiration Date: 08/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 08/13/2007
    Registrant: Verizon New York, Inc., 125 High Street 3fl Oliver Tower, Boston, MA 02110, Phone: (617) 743-5951, Fax: (617) 743-7631, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Potsdam Airport Damon Field (Lat: 44.673333 Lon: -74.949722), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WPP9, Licensee ID: L00001796
    Assigned Frequencies: 118.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/18/2008, Expiration Date: 04/28/2018
    Registrant: Potsdam, Village Of, Civic Center, Potsdam, NY 13676, Phone: (315) 265-7480, Fax: (315) 265-3149, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Potsdam)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Potsdam)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 44
  • Hazardous Condition: 31
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Potsdam


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Potsdam, NY

Most common first names in Potsdam, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13480.9 years
William12875.4 years
John12874.3 years
Margaret10080.2 years
Robert9871.4 years
James8875.0 years
Helen8076.6 years
Charles6673.4 years
George6273.9 years
Richard6068.4 years
Most common last names in Potsdam, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sullivan6077.1 years
Smith5877.3 years
Jones3876.5 years
Collins3280.0 years
Regan3278.1 years
Grant3274.0 years
Crump3081.9 years
Martin3076.5 years
Wilson3073.6 years
Brown2679.5 years
Businesses in Potsdam, NY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets5
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike2
Ashley Furniture1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Quiznos1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway2
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS4
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Lowe's1Walmart1

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