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"The Lake City"
Plattsburgh is a city in Clinton County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Zephaniah Platt, landowner and fur trader.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Plattsburgh. For links to other places called Plattsburgh, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Plattsburgh is 44.699N. The longitude is -73.453W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 138 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,163.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Plattsburgh demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clinton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12903 ZIP code.
8% of Plattsburgh residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Plattsburgh ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Plattsburgh was $17,127, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Plattsburgh residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Plattsburgh include Brinkerhoff Street Historic District, Court Street Historic District, United States Oval Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Plattsburgh, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $418. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $974.
Libraries in Plattsburgh include Plattsburgh Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Plattsburgh include Plattsburgh Press-Republican
TV stations in Plattsburgh include WCFE.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WCEL.
Clinton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Plattsburgh political report.
The average commute time for Plattsburgh workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Plattsburgh between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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