Oswegatchie, New York

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Population in 2010: 4,397.
Population change since 2000: +0.6%
 
Males: 2,103  (47.8%)
Females: 2,294  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

44.3 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 13669.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $59,104 (it was $36,700 in 2000)
Oswegatchie:

$59,104
NY:

$72,108

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,073 (it was $16,236 in 2000)

Oswegatchie town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $102,661 (it was $59,600 in 2000)
Oswegatchie:

$102,661
NY:

$338,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $150,485; detached houses: $146,925; townhouses or other attached units: $699,899; in 2-unit structures: $248,160; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $342,724; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $896,495; mobile homes: $70,678; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $142,636
March 2019 cost of living index in Oswegatchie: 96.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Oswegatchie, NY (2010)
    • 4,28397.4%White alone
    • 280.6%Two or more races
    • 280.6%Hispanic
    • 210.5%American Indian alone
    • 220.5%Asian alone
    • 130.3%Black alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

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



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Oswegatchie, New York as of July 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oswegatchie is 2,199 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: French (18.4%), English (15.7%), Irish (14.4%), United States (11.3%), German (7.3%), French Canadian (7.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1372 feet

Land area: 65.8 square miles.

Population density: 67 people per square mile   (very low).

Oswegatchie, New York map

84 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.9%
New York:

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

2.2% ($1,337)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (106.4 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (147.1 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (273.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Heuvelton, NY (1.7 miles ),
Ogdensburg, NY (2.3 miles ),
De Peyster, NY (2.4 miles ),
Rensselaer Falls, NY (2.7 miles ),
Lisbon, NY (2.9 miles ),
Morristown, NY (3.1 miles ),
DeKalb Junction, NY (3.4 miles ),
De Kalb, NY (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 44.63 N, Longitude: 75.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 315

Distribution of median household income in Oswegatchie, NY in 2019
Oswegatchie satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $80,200
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $82,100
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $81,800
  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $63,200
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2019: 4 buildings, average cost: $85,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Oswegatchie, NY residents
Average permit cost in Oswegatchie, NY
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
New York:

8.1%
Historical population in Oswegatchie, NY
Historical housing units in Oswegatchie, NY
Most common industries in Oswegatchie, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.1%)
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Food (2.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.1%)
  • Public administration (10.4%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.6%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.9%)
  • Food (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.5%)
  • Educational services (20.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.0%)
  • Social assistance (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Oswegatchie, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.2%)

Average climate in Oswegatchie, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Oswegatchie-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 72% 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 72.5 miles away from Oswegatchie center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 87.5 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) earthquake occurred 86.6 miles away from Oswegatchie center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 207.3 miles away from Oswegatchie 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 330.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 249.2 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in St. Lawrence County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oswegatchie topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Oswegatchie:

  • UNITED HELPERS CARE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; HEUVELTON, NY)
  • UNITED HELPERS CARE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; OGDENSBURG, NY)
  • UNITED HELPERS CEDARS NURSING (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; OGDENSBURG, NY)
  • RIVER LEDGE HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; OGDENSBURG, NY)
  • CLAXTON-HEPBURN MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; OGDENSBURG, NY)
  • DR RAVINDER N AGARWAL (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; OGDENSBURG, NY)
  • ST JOSEPHS HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; OGDENSBURG, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oswegatchie:

  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton (about 14 miles; Canton, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,411)
  • St Lawrence University (about 16 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Clarkson University (about 24 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 3,472)
  • SUNY College at Potsdam (about 25 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 4,307)
  • Jefferson Community College (about 51 miles; Watertown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,886)
  • SUNY College at Oswego (about 98 miles; Oswego, NY; FT enrollment: 7,550)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 99 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,934)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Oswegatchie: Saint Lawrence State Park Golf Course (A), Ogdensburg Country Club (B), Northrup Corners (C), Eel Weir Picnic Area (D), Debyah Farms (E), Galilee Farms (F), Beggs Dairy Farms (G), Royal - J - Acres (H), Wilson Dairy (I), Fishel Farms (J), Heuvelton Village Water Pollution Control Plant (K), Cedars Nursing Home (L), Heuvelton Free Library (M), United Helpers Nursing Home (N), Pythian Home (O), Heuvelton Fire Department (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Seaway Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Oswegatchie include: Wesleyan Church (A), Stone Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pine Hill Cemetery (1), Riverside Cemetery (2), Hill Crest Cemetery (3), Mount Lona Cemetery (4), Zophen Cemetery (5), Davies Cemetery (6), Notre Dame Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Tibbits Creek (B), Lisbon Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Oswegatchie: Saint Lawrence Park (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
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.1%
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: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

11.6%
Whole state:

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

4.2%
Whole state:

7.4%
184 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
28 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Oswegatchie in 2000:

  • 246 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 24 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded

For population 15 years and over in Oswegatchie:

Marital status in Oswegatchie, NY
  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

For population 25 years and over in Oswegatchie:

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oswegatchie, NY (based on St. Lawrence County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
St. Lawrence 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
Here:

5.01 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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:
Here:

29.6%
New York:

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

13.3%
New York:

15.6%

3.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,975 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.20%
New York average:

4.90%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,467 average AGI)
St. Lawrence County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jefferson County, NY  0.34% ($30,811 average AGI)
from Franklin County, NY  0.29% ($34,226)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.11% ($56,128)


4.22% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,455 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.22%
New York average:

5.85%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($673 average AGI)
St. Lawrence County:

0.07%
New York average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jefferson County, NY  0.39% ($35,826 average AGI)
to Franklin County, NY  0.25% ($35,348)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.19% ($43,408)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oswegatchie:

  • WSLB (1400 AM; 1 kW; OGDENSBURG, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS NORTH, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPDM (1470 AM; 1 kW; POTSDAM, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE RADIO, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNER (1410 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, NY)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oswegatchie:

  • WNCQ-FM (102.9 FM; MORRISTOWN, NY; Owner: WATERS COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WBDB (92.7 FM; OGDENSBURG, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS NORTH, INC.)
  • W289AE (105.7 FM; OGDENSBURG, NY; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC.)
  • WYSX (98.7 FM; OGDENSBURG, NY; Owner: WATERS COMMUNICATIONS 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.)
  • WGIX-FM (95.3 FM; GOUVERNEUR, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS NORTH, INC.)
  • WSLU (89.5 FM; CANTON, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Oswegatchie:

  • WNPI-TV (Channel 18; NORWOOD, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV COUNCIL, INC)
Oswegatchie fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Oswegatchie fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 115ft / 35.1mTotal length
  • $13,617,000Total costs
  • 33,369Total average daily traffic
  • 2,760Total average daily truck traffic
  • 34,425Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Oswegatchie, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Oswegatchie, NY

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Oswegatchie)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, Off Rt 58 (Lat: 44.221444 Lon: -75.075194), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WNEU841,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.487 MHz, Grant Date: 10/29/1999, Expiration Date: 10/27/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/13/2000, Phone: (315) 428-5978
  • WNCQ-FM Relay, Black Lake Road (Lat: 44.578611 Lon: -75.513889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91 m, Overall height: 92 m, Call Sign: WQIS320,
    Assigned Frequencies: 946.000 MHz, Grant Date: 04/29/2008, Expiration Date: 06/01/2022, Certifier: David Stephens, Registrant: Graham Brock, Inc., St. Simons Island, GA 31522-7466, Phone: (912) 638-8028, Fax: (912) 638-7722, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oswegatchie)
Most common first names in Oswegatchie, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James578.2 years
Mary487.3 years
Ruth472.7 years
William478.2 years
George373.0 years
Kenneth364.6 years
Frederick264.9 years
Emily275.5 years
Bernice277.0 years
Bertha291.5 years
Most common last names in Oswegatchie, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kerr761.4 years
Ward580.4 years
Adams481.5 years
Marsh481.2 years
Hubbard376.0 years
Beach378.0 years
Durham366.0 years
Copeland366.6 years
Brownell378.0 years
Maccue383.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oswegatchie, NY
  • 54.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.7%Utility gas
  • 12.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.2%Wood
  • 2.3%Electricity
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oswegatchie, NY
  • 50.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.4%Electricity
  • 17.7%Utility gas
  • 7.1%Wood
  • 4.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.8%No fuel used


Oswegatchie compared to New York 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.
  • 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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