Potter, New York

Submit your own pictures of this town and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2010: 1,865.
Population change since 2000: +1.9%
 
Males: 930  (49.9%)
Females: 935  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

34.4 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 14507.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $66,095 (it was $42,784 in 2000)
Potter:

$66,095
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,513 (it was $16,696 in 2000)

Potter town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $127,982 (it was $70,300 in 2000)
Potter:

$127,982
NY:

$314,500
March 2019 cost of living index in Potter: 98.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Potter, NY (2010)
    • 1,80496.7%White alone
    • 281.5%Hispanic
    • 150.8%Two or more races
    • 130.7%Black alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone
    • 20.1%Other race alone
    • 10.05%American Indian alone

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

Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.

Latest news from Potter, NY collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (19.6%), English (19.0%), Irish (14.4%), United States (13.3%), Swiss (5.7%), Italian (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 37.2 square miles.

Population density: 50 people per square mile   (very low).

Potter, New York map

17 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
New York:

20.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Potter town:

2.6% ($1,814)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, NY (37.7 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (213.6 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

Nearest cities:

Rushville, NY (1.9 miles ),
Middlesex, NY (2.2 miles ),
Gorham, NY (2.5 miles ),
Benton, NY (2.6 miles ),
Jerusalem, NY (2.7 miles ),
Penn Yan, NY (2.8 miles ),
Crystal Beach, NY (2.8 miles ),
Hall, NY (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.72 N, Longitude: 77.18 W

Distribution of median household income in Potter, NY in 2017
Potter satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $68,200
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $47,400
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $125,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Potter, NY residents
Average permit cost in Potter, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
New York:

4.1%
Most common industries in Potter, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.3%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Paper (3.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.7%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Paper (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.3%)
  • Food (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.2%)
  • Health care (14.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Potter, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.4%)
  • Cashiers (6.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.2%)

Average climate in Potter, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Potter, New York average temperatures Potter, New York average precipitation Potter, New York humidity Potter, New York wind speed Potter, New York snowfall Potter, New York sunshine Potter, New York clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Potter-area historical tornado activity is below New York state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/30/1955, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.1 miles away from the Potter town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 tornado 42.2 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Potter-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% 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 166.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 185.5 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 212.3 miles away from Potter center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 218.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 175.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 127.5 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Yates County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Potter topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Potter:

  • PENN YAN MANOR NURSING HOME IN (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PENN YAN, NY)
  • YATES COUNTY CHHA (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; PENN YAN, NY)
  • SOLDIERS AND SAILORS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL E C U (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PENN YAN, NY)
  • ONTARIO COUNTY HEALTH FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CANANDAIGUA, NY)
  • ONTARIO COUNTY HHA CHHA (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CANANDAIGUA, NY)
  • F F THOMPSON HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; CANANDAIGUA, NY)
  • M M EWING CONTINUING CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CANANDAIGUA, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Potter:

  • Finger Lakes Community College (about 11 miles; Canandaigua, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,732)
  • Hobart William Smith Colleges (about 14 miles; Geneva, NY; FT enrollment: 2,476)
  • Nazareth College (about 32 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Saint John Fisher College (about 33 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 3,373)
  • SUNY College at Geneseo (about 33 miles; Geneseo, NY; FT enrollment: 5,520)
  • Monroe Community College (about 35 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 14,295)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (about 36 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 14,177)

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear town borders

Notable locations in Potter: Pendleton Farms (A), Flint Creek Campgrounds (B), Cole Corners (C), Sugar Shack Blueberry Farm (D), Potter Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Potter: Saint John's Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: French Cemetery (1), Voak Cemetery (2), Yatesville Cemetery (3), Shuman Cemetery (4), Nettle Valley Cemetery (5), Thomas Cemetery (6), Sutherland Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Potter Swamp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Nettle Valley Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Yates County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

3.0 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

73.8%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

10.5%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.7%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.7%
Whole state:

7.4%
12 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
23 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Potter:

Marital status in Potter, NY
  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

For population 25 years and over in Potter:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Potter, NY (based on Yates County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,22930
Catholic2,8704
Evangelical Protestant4329
Other1872
None17,630-
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: 12
Yates County:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Yates County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Here:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

10.15 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

8.6%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.1%
New York:

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

15.6%
New York:

15.6%

4.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
New York average:

4.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ontario County, NY  1.50% ($33,539 average AGI)
from Steuben County, NY  0.51% ($40,542)
from Monroe County, NY  0.44% ($59,024)


5.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,838 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
New York average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ontario County, NY  1.76% ($41,599 average AGI)
to Steuben County, NY  0.54% ($47,843)
to Monroe County, NY  0.42% ($40,825)

Strongest AM radio stations in Potter:

  • WYLF (850 AM; 1 kW; PENN YAN, NY; Owner: M B COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFLR (1570 AM; 5 kW; DUNDEE, NY; Owner: LAKES COUNTY COMMUNICATION CORP.)
  • WABH (1380 AM; 10 kW; BATH, NY)
  • WACK (1420 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES, INC.)
  • WPIE (1160 AM; 5 kW; TRUMANSBURG, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ITHACA LTD. N.A.)
  • WGVA (1240 AM; 1 kW; GENEVA, NY; Owner: GENEVA BROADCASTING INC)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRSB (1310 AM; 1 kW; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: DAVID WOLFE)
  • WHTK (1280 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY)
  • WXXI (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: WXXI PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL)
  • WHIC (1460 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WYSL (1040 AM; 3 kW; AVON, NY; Owner: RADIO LIVINGSTON, LTD)

Strongest FM radio stations in Potter:

  • WCIY (88.9 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFXF (107.3 FM; SOUTH BRISTOL TOWNSH, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNVE (95.1 FM; HONEOYE FALLS, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W220CJ (91.9 FM; PENN YAN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WISY (102.3 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEOS (89.7 FM; GENEVA, NY; Owner: THE COLLEGES OF THE SENECA)
  • WFLR-FM (95.9 FM; DUNDEE, NY; Owner: LAKES COUNTRY COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNYR-FM (98.5 FM; WATERLOO, NY; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDNY-FM (93.9 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MILLER MEDIA INC.)
  • WPHR (106.9 FM; AUBURN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLK (101.7 FM; GENEVA, NY; Owner: MB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQNY (103.7 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W201CY (88.1 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W246AP (97.1 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF THE FINGER LAKES)
  • W282AC (104.3 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WZXV (99.7 FM; PALMYRA, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF FINGER LAKES, INC.)
  • WVOR-FM (100.5 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBER (90.5 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: MONROE B.O.C.E.S. #1)
  • WCIK (103.1 FM; BATH, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WLLW (99.3 FM; SENECA FALLS, NY; Owner: AUBURN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Potter:

  • WPXJ-TV (Channel 51; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: PAXSON BUFFALO LICENSE, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Potter: Charles M. Holton.

  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.4mTotal length
  • $4,891,000Total costs
  • 4,285Total average daily traffic
  • 291Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,325Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1255 Phelps Rd (Lat: 42.712556 Lon: -77.224694), Call Sign: KQU275, Licensee ID: L00004611,
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.5000 MHz, Grant Date: 07/20/2000, Expiration Date: 10/03/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006, Registrant: County Of Yates, 939 Rt 14a, Penn Yan, NY 14527, Phone: (716) 554-3246

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Potter, NY
  • 32.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.0%Utility gas
  • 13.9%Wood
  • 4.2%Electricity
  • 3.8%Coal or coke
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Potter, NY
  • 31.1%Utility gas
  • 29.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.5%Electricity
  • 7.5%Wood


Potter compared to New York state average:

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