Piercefield, New York

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Population in 2010: 310.
Population change since 2000: +1.6%
 
Males: 150  (48.4%)
Females: 160  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

48.4 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 12986.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,791 (it was $34,643 in 2000)
Piercefield:

$55,791
NY:

$72,108

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,763 (it was $16,635 in 2000)

Piercefield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $83,025 (it was $48,200 in 2000)
Piercefield:

$83,025
NY:

$338,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $148,812; detached houses: $143,164; townhouses or other attached units: $740,287; in 2-unit structures: $248,458; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $361,147; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $854,900; mobile homes: $68,763; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $69,590
March 2019 cost of living index in Piercefield: 96.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Piercefield, NY (2010)
    • 30799.0%White alone
    • 20.6%Hispanic
    • 10.3%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: French Canadian (19.3%), French (18.7%), English (17.0%), German (9.8%), Irish (7.9%), Scottish (5.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1580 feet

Land area: 104.3 square miles.

Population density: 3.0 people per square mile   (very low).

Piercefield, New York map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Piercefield town:

1.6% ($759)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (85.1 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (168.7 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (236.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Tupper Lake, NY (2.3 miles ),
Cranberry Lake, NY (3.6 miles),
Santa Clara, NY (4.0 miles ),
Clifton, NY (4.3 miles ),
Long Lake, NY (4.4 miles ),
Harrietstown, NY (4.4 miles ),
Paul Smiths, NY (4.6 miles ),
Colton, NY (4.7 miles )

Latitude: 44.23 N, Longitude: 74.58 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 518

Distribution of median household income in Piercefield, NY in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
New York:

8.1%
Most common industries in Piercefield, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Public administration (14.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (18.6%)
  • Construction (12.9%)
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.1%)
  • Wood products (5.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (11.5%)
  • Public administration (11.5%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (8.0%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Piercefield, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.6%)
  • Carpenters (7.1%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Media and communications workers (5.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.7%)

Average climate in Piercefield, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Piercefield, New York average temperatures Piercefield, New York average precipitation Piercefield, New York humidity Piercefield, New York wind speed Piercefield, New York snowfall Piercefield, New York sunshine Piercefield, New York clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 0.643. This is significantly better than average.

City:

0.643
U.S.:

74.204
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.118. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.118
U.S.:

1.789

Earthquake activity:

Piercefield-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 70% 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 22.6 miles away from Piercefield center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 47.6 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 46.0 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 156.8 miles away from Piercefield center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 200.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 25.2 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).
Piercefield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Piercefield:

  • ADIRONDACK MEDICAL CENTER MERCY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; TUPPER LAKE, NY)
  • ADIRONDACK MEDICAL CENTER - DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; TUPPER LAKE, NY)
  • SUNMOUNT DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Hospital, about 7 miles away; TUPPER LAKE, NY)
  • SUNMOUNT SRU 2 (Hospital, about 7 miles away; TUPPER LAKE, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Piercefield:

  • SUNY College at Potsdam (about 36 miles; Potsdam, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,307)
  • Clarkson University (about 37 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 3,472)
  • St Lawrence University (about 39 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton (about 40 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 3,411)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 64 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,934)
  • Jefferson Community College (about 70 miles; Watertown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,886)
  • Champlain College (about 70 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Piercefield: Mountain Camp (A), Mount Arab Station (B), Childwold Station (C), Camp Massawepie (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes and swamps: Pine Pond (A), Round Pond (B), Trout Pond (C), Long Pond (D), Windfall Pond (E), Black Pond (F), Boottree Pond (G), Bridge Brook Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Willis Brook (A), Windfall Brook (B), Bog River (C), Mountain Brook (D), Lily Pad Brook (E), Grindstone Brook (F), Ellis Brook (G), Dead Creek (H), Cold Brook (I). Display/hide their locations 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

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

CONIFER WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-16-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

62.6%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

10.1%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.3%
Whole state:

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

7.0%
Whole state:

7.4%

For population 15 years and over in Piercefield:

Marital status in Piercefield, NY
  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 4.3%

For population 25 years and over in Piercefield:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Piercefield, 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.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
St. Lawrence County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
This county:

5.01 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 106
St. Lawrence County:

9.66 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

8.5%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Lawrence County:

29.6%
State:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
St. Lawrence 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 Piercefield:

  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WIRD (920 AM; 5 kW; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID INC)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNBZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; SARANAC LAKE, NY; Owner: SARANAC LAKE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WEAV (960 AM; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Piercefield:

  • WRGR (102.3 FM; TUPPER LAKE, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID, INC.)
  • WXLH (91.3 FM; BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WYUL (94.7 FM; CHATEAUGAY, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WXLG (89.9 FM; NORTH CREEK, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCEL (91.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WYZY (106.3 FM; SARANAC LAKE, NY; Owner: SARANAC LAKE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WSLL (90.5 FM; SARANAC LAKE, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • W250AD (97.9 FM; LONG LAKE, NY; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO INC.)
  • W219AU (91.7 FM; TUPPER LAKE, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Piercefield:

  • WNPI-TV (Channel 18; NORWOOD, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV COUNCIL, INC)
  • W25AT (Channel 25; TUPPER LAKE, NY; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKES PUB.TELECOMM.COUNCIL)

Piercefield fatal accident list:

Nov 9, 2018 03:06 AM, Sr-3, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 8, 1998 12:15 AM, Sr-3, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 9.0mTotal length
  • $4,782,000Total costs
  • 4,177Total average daily traffic
  • 418Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,218Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC2BBZ, Grant Date: 03/10/1997, Expiration Date: 03/10/2007, Cancellation Date: 03/11/2009, Registrant: Nathan Tarbox, 4 Park Ave, Piercefield, NY 12973

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 80267 , Serial Number: 17266486, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 01/02/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 04/20/2009
    Registrant (Individual): James H Bisson, Po Box 113, Piercefield, NY 12973

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Piercefield, NY
  • 58.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.4%Wood
  • 13.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Piercefield, NY
  • 87.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.5%Wood


Piercefield compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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