Potsdam, New York

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Population in 2014: 9,617 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.0%
 
Males: 5,001  (52.0%)
Females: 4,616  (48.0%)
Median resident age:  20.5 years
New York median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 13676.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,551 (it was $21,273 in 2000)
Potsdam:

$27,551
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,810 (it was $10,824 in 2000)

Potsdam village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $93,725 (it was $73,900 in 2000)
Potsdam:

$93,725
NY:

$277,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $120,123; Detached houses: $120,363; Townhouses or other attached units: $397,003; In 2-unit structures: $289,493; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $148,972; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $499,036; Mobile homes: $39,061

Median gross rent in 2013: $665.

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  • Races in Potsdam, NY (2013)

    Potsdam races chart
    • 8,27886.6%White alone
    • 4634.8%Black alone
    • 4204.4%Hispanic
    • 2082.2%Asian alone
    • 1521.6%Two or more races
    • 700.7%American Indian alone
    • 40.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Potsdam: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (17.3%), German (13.3%), French (9.6%), Italian (7.5%), English (7.3%), Polish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1802

Elevation: 430 feet

Land area: 4.39 square miles.

Population density: 2,192 people per square mile   (low).

Potsdam,NY real estate house value index trend

Potsdam, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Potsdam:

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Potsdam village:

  • Never married: 76.2%
  • Now married: 14.7%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 3.9%

905 residents are foreign born (3.1% Europe, 3.0% Asia, 2.4% North America, 1.7% Latin America).

This village:

9.5%
New York:

22.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,521 (3.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,646 (3.4%)

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: Hannawa Falls, NY (2.0 miles ), 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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $42,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $219,000

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: +4,364 (+45.7%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 2,270 (69.2%)

Area code: 315

Potsdam household income distribution Potsdam home values distribution

Crime rates in Potsdam by Year
Type 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 001001000
per 100,000 0.00.010.10.00.010.60.00.00.0
Rapes 203134010
per 100,000 21.10.030.410.230.442.20.010.40.0
Robberies 210011200
per 100,000 21.110.30.00.010.110.621.10.00.0
Assaults 243913167673
per 100,000 253.030.891.2132.7162.073.963.472.830.7
Burglaries 482416104323421711
per 100,000 506.0246.6162.1102.1435.4242.9443.6176.8112.5
Thefts 264184177105171206209168143
per 100,000 2,782.81,890.91,793.51,071.61,731.32,175.32,207.71,747.61,462.9
Auto thefts 798366753
per 100,000 73.892.581.130.660.763.473.952.030.7
Arson N/A00000N/AN/A0
per 100,000 N/A0.00.00.00.00.0N/AN/A0.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 279.4) 196.395.0132.175.5142.4157.7125.194.865.0

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Crime rate in Potsdam detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,007 (-9.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (49%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Educational services (47%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Education, training, and library occupations (25%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Potsdam, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Potsdam-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 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 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 186.6 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 Potsdam 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 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)
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.

Hospitals and medical centers in Potsdam:

  • CANTON-POTSDAM HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 50 LEROY STREET)
  • HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE OF ST LAWRENCE VALLEY (6805 US ROUTE 11)
  • HEALTH SERVICES OF NORTHERN NEW YORK INC CHHA (56 MARKET STREET)
  • POTSDAM NURSING HOME (20 COTTAGE STREET)

airports located in Potsdam:

Colleges/Universities in Potsdam:

  • SUNY College at Potsdam (Full-time enrollment: 4,307; Location: 44 Pierrepont Ave; Public; Website: www.potsdam.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Clarkson University (FT enrollment: 3,472; 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: 2,501)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton (about 11 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 3,411)
  • Jefferson Community College (about 67 miles; Watertown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,886)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 75 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,934)
  • Champlain College (about 89 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • University of Vermont (about 89 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 90 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)

Public high school in Potsdam:

Public elementary/middle schools in Potsdam:

See full list of schools located in Potsdam

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 24.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

24.0
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 6.32. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.32
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 37.0%
(36.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.9% for Black residents, 29.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 72.6% 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

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, New York environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
New York average:

13.9

Potsdam travel time to work - commute Potsdam mode of transportation to work chart

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic24,47832
Mainline Protestant8,07572
Evangelical Protestant5,36455
Other2,09311
Black Protestant1791
None71,755-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Potsdam:

52.3%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Potsdam:

54.7%
State:

47.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.2
New York:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Potsdam:

18.3%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.0%
New York:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

24.0%
New York:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

63.0%
New York:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.8%
New York:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Potsdam, NY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$15,316$45,9480$0
Other Government Administration 1$7,025$84,3005$2,214
Judicial and Legal 2$6,131$36,7862$1,793
Police Protection - Officers 13$68,723$63,4370$0
Police - Other 5$17,112$41,0694$2,690
Firefighters 4$16,175$48,5250$0
Streets and Highways 15$58,585$46,8680$0
Sewerage 4$17,271$51,8130$0
Parks and Recreation 3$12,341$49,3649$3,651
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$9,365$56,1900$0
Water Supply 4$17,373$52,1190$0
Other and Unallocable 2$6,644$39,8640$0
Totals for Government 59$252,061$51,26720$10,348

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $101,000 ($10.50)
    Air Transportation: $101,000 ($10.50)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($1.25)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,152,000 ($119.79)
    Police Protection: $1,140,000 ($118.54)
    Water Utilities: $818,000 ($85.06)
    Housing & Community Development: $779,000 ($81.00)
    Sewerage: $699,000 ($72.68)
    Regular Highways: $515,000 ($53.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $350,000 ($36.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $233,000 ($24.23)
    Libraries: $229,000 ($23.81)
    Fire Protection: $220,000 ($22.88)
    Central Staff Services: $126,000 ($13.10)
    General Public Buildings: $95,000 ($9.88)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $84,000 ($8.73)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $69,000 ($7.17)
    Financial Administration: $59,000 ($6.13)
    Parking Facilities: $20,000 ($2.08)
    Air Transportation: $18,000 ($1.87)
    Health Services - Other: $9,000 ($0.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $321,000 ($33.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $73,000 ($7.59)
    Police Protection: $30,000 ($3.12)
    Parks & Recreation: $25,000 ($2.60)
    Libraries: $21,000 ($2.18)
    Fire Protection: $19,000 ($1.98)
    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 ($306.02)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $83,000 ($8.63)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $5,000 ($0.52)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $921,000 ($95.77)
    Housing & Community Development: $324,000 ($33.69)
    All Other: $166,000 ($17.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $160,000 ($16.64)
    Parks & Recreation: $76,000 ($7.90)
    Parking Facilities: $28,000 ($2.91)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $341,000 ($35.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $555,000 ($57.71)
    All Other: $215,000 ($22.36)
    Highways: $83,000 ($8.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $337,000 ($35.04)
    Interest Earnings: $150,000 ($15.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,168,000 ($121.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $339,000 ($35.25)
    All Other: $219,000 ($22.77)
    Highways: $45,000 ($4.68)
  • Tax - Property: $2,438,000 ($253.51)
    Public Utilities: $160,000 ($16.64)
    NEC: $97,000 ($10.09)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,381,000 ($143.60)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,355,000 ($556.83)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,000,000 ($519.91)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,125,000 ($116.98)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $355,000 ($36.91)
    Water Utilities: $256,000 ($26.62)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $201,000 ($20.90)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,741,000 ($389.00)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $71,000 ($7.38)

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 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.)
Potsdam fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Potsdam fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 25m82ftTotal length
  • $6,191,000Total costs
  • 34,933Total average daily traffic
  • 1,873Total average daily truck traffic
  • 48,905Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

18 (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 MHzGrant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Carol L TackerRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • Clarkson University Hamlin-Powers Complex (Lat: 44.666167 Lon: -74.995750), Overall height: 14.3 m, Call Sign: WPOL783
    Assigned Frequencies: 944.500 MHzGrant Date: 01/06/2000, Expiration Date: 06/01/2022, Certifier: Karen St. HilaireRegistrant: 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: 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/14/2008, Expiration Date: 02/14/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2014, Certifier: Thomas WeberRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 06/25/2009, Expiration Date: 06/25/2019, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2013, Certifier: Mike YavaliRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/29/2000, Expiration Date: 08/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 08/13/2007Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 04/18/2008, Expiration Date: 04/28/2018Registrant: Potsdam, Village Of, Civic Center, Potsdam, NY 13676, Phone: (315) 265-7480, Fax: (315) 265-3149, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

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

POSTWOOD PARK (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
POTSDAM TOWN & COUNTRY CLUB INC. (Population served: 132, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
CRESCENT MEADOW (Address: 7581 US HWY 11 , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2005)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2005)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
BOYDEN BROOK MOBIL HOME COMMUNITY (Address: 607 COUNTY ROUTE 34 , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2013)

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

  • BOB SCOTTS TRAILER PARK (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHERN FAMILY MOTEL (Address: 6775 STATE HIGHWAY 56N , Population served: 44, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • D & J LINDSAYS WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 32, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HOOSE, KNIGHT & ASSOCIATES (Address: 14 GARFIELD ROAD , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

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

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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Potsdam, NY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets5
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Nike2
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
Ashley Furniture1Quiznos1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Decora Cabinetry2Subaru1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
Dunkin Donuts1Toyota1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS4
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Lowe's1Walmart1

Potsdam compared to New York state average:

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

Potsdam on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 males in this group)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 females in this group)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 1,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people walking to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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