Plattsburgh, NY

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2022 Population
19,907
0.31% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
30.6
2.34% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21.7%
13% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,049
3.51% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$172,900
18% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
9,369
1.21% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Plattsburgh, NY had a population of 19.9k people with a median age of 30.6 and a median household income of $55,049. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Plattsburgh, NY declined from 19,969 to 19,907, a −0.31% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,181 to $55,049, a 3.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Plattsburgh, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.94%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.13%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.35%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.5%).

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.

95.8% 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) and CVPH Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology (5 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Plattsburgh, NY was $172,900, and the homeownership rate was 39.5%.

Most people in Plattsburgh, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Plattsburgh, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Plattsburgh, NY is home to a population of 19.9k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.44% of Plattsburgh, NY residents were born outside of the country (1.28k people).

In 2022, there were 21.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.1k people) in Plattsburgh, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 785 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 624 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.8%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.8% 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 96.5%, 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)
    17.1k ± 315
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    785 ± 226
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    624 ± 144
3.91%
Hispanic Population
778 people

In 2022, there were 21.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.1k people) in Plattsburgh, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 785 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 624 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.91% of the people in Plattsburgh, NY are hispanic (778 people).

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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

6.44%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.28k people
5.47%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.09k people

As of 2022, 6.44% of Plattsburgh, NY residents (1.28k 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 5.47%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    353 ± 110
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    170 ± 97
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    133 ± 106

Plattsburgh, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Plattsburgh, NY employs 9.37k people. The largest industries in Plattsburgh, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,378 people), Educational Services (1,364 people), and Retail Trade (1,314 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($124,038), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($86,042), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($60,694).

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

9.37k
2022 Value
± 739
−1.21%
1 Year decline
± 11.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Plattsburgh, NY declined at a rate of −1.21%, from 9.48k employees to 9.37k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Plattsburgh, NY, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (974 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (961 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (933 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

9.37k
2022 Value
± 739
−1.21%
1 Year decline
± 11.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Plattsburgh, NY declined at a rate of −1.21%, from 9.48k employees to 9.37k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Plattsburgh, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,378 people), Educational Services (1,364 people), and Retail Trade (1,314 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

$47,283
Median earning men ± $7,037
$30,550
Median earning women ± $7,009

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,139), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,523), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,073).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($49,909), Manufacturing ($47,616), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($43,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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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 1,460 degrees. The student population of Plattsburgh, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,701 male students and 2,791 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Plattsburgh, NY are White (982 and 71.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (154 and 11.2%), Black or African American (124 and 9.03%), and Unknown (55 and 4.01%).

The largest universities in Plattsburgh, NY by number of degrees awarded are SUNY College at Plattsburgh (1,455 and 99.7%) and CVPH Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology (5 and 0.342%).

The most popular majors in Plattsburgh, NY are Accounting (108 and 7.4%), General Psychology (107 and 7.33%), and Registered Nursing (104 and 7.12%).

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 70.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,492 (37.9% men and 62.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,492 students enrolled in Plattsburgh, NY, 37.9% men and 62.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,938 records, of which 63% were women and 37% 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. 5 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, 533 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Plattsburgh, NY, which is 0.575 times less than the 927 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 982 degrees mean that there were 6.38 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 154 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 $172,900 in 2022, which is 0.613 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $146,500 to $172,900, a 18% increase. The homeownership rate in Plattsburgh, NY is 39.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Plattsburgh, NY have an average commute time of 14.5 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.

Property

$172,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,465
$3,463
Median Property Taxes
±$374

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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Plattsburgh, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

39.5%
Homeownership
2022
62.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 39.5% of the housing units in Plattsburgh, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 39.5%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1010
  2. Census Tract 1022

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

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Household Income

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$55,049
Median Household Income
± $4,713
8.76k
Number of Households
± 675

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.76k households in Plattsburgh, NY grew to $55,049 from the previous year's value of $53,181.

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 (73%)
  2. Walked (9.77%)
  3. Carpooled (8.42%)

In 2022, 73% of workers in Plattsburgh, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (9.77%) and those who carpooled to work (8.42%).

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Commute Time

14.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Plattsburgh, NY have a shorter commute time (14.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.873% 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

21.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Plattsburgh, NY (3.71k out of 17.1k 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 25 - 34.

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

97% of the population of Plattsburgh, NY has health coverage, with 47.3% on employee plans, 22.2% on Medicaid, 9.45% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Clinton County, NY see 1364 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.34% decrease from the previous year (1441 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1596 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 328 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,364 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clinton County, NY

Primary care physicians in Clinton County, NY see an average of 1,364 patients per year. This represents a 5.34% decrease from the previous year (1,441 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clinton County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.3% under 18 years, 34.5% between 18 and 34 years, 30.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.04%
Uninsured
47.3%
Employer Coverage
22.2%
Medicaid
9.45%
Medicare
16.5%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Plattsburgh, NY declined by 0.544% from 3.05% to 3.04%.

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