Plattsburgh, NY

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
79,839
0.32% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.9
0.491% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13%
2.56% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$67,097
7.41% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$165,200
14.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
35,932
0.308% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Plattsburgh, NY had a population of 79.8k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $67,097. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Plattsburgh, NY declined from 80,095 to 79,839, a −0.32% decrease and its median household income grew from $62,470 to $67,097, a 7.41% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Plattsburgh, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.37%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.01%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.43%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.25%).

None of the households in Plattsburgh, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.2% of the residents in Plattsburgh, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Plattsburgh, NY are SUNY College at Plattsburgh (1,455 degrees awarded in 2022), Clinton Community College (140 degrees), and Clinton Essex Warren Washington BOCES (29 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Plattsburgh, NY was $165,200, and the homeownership rate was 69%.

Most people in Plattsburgh, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Plattsburgh, NY was 2 cars per household.

Plattsburgh, NY borders Burlington-South Burlington, VT and Malone, NY.

Population & Diversity

Plattsburgh, NY is home to a population of 79.8k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.84% of Plattsburgh, NY residents were born outside of the country (3.87k people).

In 2022, there were 26.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (71.6k people) in Plattsburgh, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.69k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% of Plattsburgh, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Plattsburgh, NY was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Plattsburgh, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    71.6k ± 226
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.69k ± 199
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.6k ± 271
2.93%
Hispanic Population
2.34k people

In 2022, there were 26.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (71.6k people) in Plattsburgh, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.69k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.93% of the people in Plattsburgh, NY are hispanic (2.34k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Plattsburgh, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.84%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.87k people
4.38%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.51k people

As of 2022, 4.84% of Plattsburgh, NY residents (3.87k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Plattsburgh, NY was 4.38%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,671 ± 246
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    977 ± 249
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    727 ± 164

Plattsburgh, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Plattsburgh, NY employs 35.9k people. The largest industries in Plattsburgh, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,218 people), Retail Trade (4,669 people), and Educational Services (4,587 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,906), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,438), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,073).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

35.9k
2022 Value
± 1,502
−0.308%
1 Year decline
± 5.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Plattsburgh, NY declined at a rate of −0.308%, from 36k employees to 35.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Plattsburgh, NY, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,651 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,533 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,144 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Plattsburgh, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

35.9k
2022 Value
± 1,502
−0.308%
1 Year decline
± 5.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Plattsburgh, NY declined at a rate of −0.308%, from 36k employees to 35.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Plattsburgh, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,218 people), Retail Trade (4,669 people), and Educational Services (4,587 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Plattsburgh, NY, though some of these residents may live in Plattsburgh, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,250
Median earning men ± $1,720
$40,569
Median earning women ± $2,193

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,289), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,219), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,977).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($52,222), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,815), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($49,503).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 690
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 448
    Retail Trade
  3. 376
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Plattsburgh, NY awarded 1,629 degrees. The student population of Plattsburgh, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,150 male students and 3,375 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Plattsburgh, NY are White (1,113 and 72.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (156 and 10.1%), Black or African American (129 and 8.38%), and Unknown (80 and 5.2%).

The largest universities in Plattsburgh, NY by number of degrees awarded are SUNY College at Plattsburgh (1,455 and 89.3%), Clinton Community College (140 and 8.59%), and Clinton Essex Warren Washington BOCES (29 and 1.78%).

The most popular majors in Plattsburgh, NY are Registered Nursing (135 and 8.29%), General Business Administration & Management (109 and 6.69%), and Accounting (108 and 6.63%).

The median tuition cost in Plattsburgh, NY for a public four year colleges is $7,070 for in-state students and $16,980 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Plattsburgh, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,525 (38.9% men and 61.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,525 students enrolled in Plattsburgh, NY, 38.9% men and 61.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,591 records, of which 62.3% were women and 37.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 107 degrees awarded
  2. 104 degrees awarded
  3. 108 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Plattsburgh, NY was General Psychology with 107 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Plattsburgh, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,455 degrees awarded
  2. 140 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was SUNY College at Plattsburgh with 1,455 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 596 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Plattsburgh, NY, which is 0.577 times less than the 1,033 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,113 degrees mean that there were 7.13 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 156 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,070) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,811) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,320) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Plattsburgh, NY was $165,200 in 2022, which is 0.586 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $143,800 to $165,200, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Plattsburgh, NY is 69%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Plattsburgh, NY have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Plattsburgh, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Plattsburgh, NY is $67,097. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Plattsburgh, NY was Nassau County, NY with a value of $137,709, followed by Suffolk County, NY and Putnam County, NY, with respective values of $122,498 and $120,970.

Property

$165,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,761
$22,542
Median Property Taxes
±$1,060

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Plattsburgh, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69%
Homeownership
2022
64.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69% of the housing units in Plattsburgh, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Plattsburgh, NY was Nassau County, NY with a value of $137,709, followed by Suffolk County, NY and Putnam County, NY, with respective values of $122,498 and $120,970.

The following map shows all of the counties in Plattsburgh, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$67,097
Median Household Income
± $2,802
32.7k
Number of Households
± 1,304

In 2022, the median household income of the 32.7k households in Plattsburgh, NY grew to $67,097 from the previous year's value of $62,470.

The following chart displays the households in Plattsburgh, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Plattsburgh, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.41%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.4%)

In 2022, 78.6% of workers in Plattsburgh, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.41%) and those who worked at home (6.4%).

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Plattsburgh, NY have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.59% of the workforce in Plattsburgh, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Plattsburgh, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Plattsburgh, NY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Plattsburgh, NY (9.59k out of 73.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Plattsburgh, NY is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.7% of the population of Plattsburgh, NY has health coverage, with 48.4% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 1.29% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New York see 1180 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.17% decrease from the previous year (1194 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1192 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 308 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,180 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New York

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,180 patients per year. This represents a 1.17% decrease from the previous year (1,194 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 22.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.26%
Uninsured
48.4%
Employer Coverage
18.3%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
15.5%
Non-Group
1.29%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Plattsburgh, NY grew by 1.89% from 3.2% to 3.26%.

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