Potsdam (village), New York

Potsdam (village), New York

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Potsdam, New York
settlement_type = Village
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motto = Si vis pacem para bellum

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image_caption = Clarkson U., Bertrand H. Snell Hall



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pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New York
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = St. Lawrence
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area_total_km2 = 12.6
area_land_km2 = 11.4
area_water_km2 = 1.2
area_total_sq_mi = 4.8
area_land_sq_mi = 4.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.5

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 9425
population_density_km2 = 829.4
population_density_sq_mi = 2148.2

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
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elevation_m = 132
elevation_ft = 433
latd = 44 |latm = 40 |lats = 15 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 59 |longs = 3 |longEW = W

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Potsdam is a village located in the Town of Potsdam in St. Lawrence County, New York, USA. The population was 9,425 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Potsdam is in the eastern part of the town and is northeast of Canton, the county seat.

The village is the locale of Clarkson University as well as State University of New York at Potsdam.


The village was formerly a community of the St. Regis Indians. The early European settlers arrived at that location around 1803.

The village was incorporated in 1831. In 1841, the village charter was amended to increase the size of the village.


Potsdam is located at coor dms|44|40|15|N|74|59|3|W|city (44.670873, -74.984281)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.6 km²), of which, 4.4 square miles (11.4 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (9.48%) is water.

The village is on the banks of the Raquette River.

US Route 11 passes through the village from east to west, and New York State Route 56 passes through from north to south. New York State Route 11B enters from the east, and New York State Route 345 enters from the northwest.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 9,425 people, 2,543 households, and 1,040 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,148.2 people per square mile (828.9/km²). There were 2,705 housing units at an average density of 616.5/sq mi (237.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.60% White, 2.50% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 3.88% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.75% of the population.

There were 2,543 households out of which 21.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.5% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 59.1% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the village the population was spread out with 11.3% under the age of 18, 56.2% from 18 to 24, 14.1% from 25 to 44, 9.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 110.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $21,273, and the median income for a family was $37,933. Males had a median income of $31,610 versus $24,324 for females. The per capita income for the village was $10,824. About 18.2% of families and 34.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.


External links

* [http://www.vi.potsdam.ny.us/ Village's website]
* [http://www.discoverpotsdam.com Discover Potsdam]
* [http://history.rays-place.com/ny/potsdam-1-ny.htm Potsdam area early history]

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