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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$28,846
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Plattsburgh demographic reports
Plattsburgh is on Lake Champlain, at the mouth of the Saranac River.
Site of major fighting, on land and water, during the War of 1812. The Battle of Plattsburgh, a victory for the Americans, was fought on Sept. 11, 1814, just offshore from the city.
Ferry crossing to Grand Isle, VT
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jean Arthur, actress
· Michael P. Anderson, astronaut
Nearby parks & recreation: Cumberland Bay and Point Au Roche state parks
Plattsburgh attractions: Ausable Chasm
Historic sites and museums: Clinton County Historical Museum, Kent-Delord House Museum
Colleges and universities: SUNY Plattsburgh, Clinton Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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27% of Plattsburgh residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Plattsburgh include Brinkerhoff Street Historic District, Court Street Historic District, United States Oval Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Plattsburgh, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $418.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $974.


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Libraries in Plattsburgh include Plattsburgh Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Plattsburgh include Plattsburgh Press-Republican

TV stations in Plattsburgh include WCFE.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WCEL.

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Clinton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Plattsburgh political report.

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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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Hotels in Plattsburgh include Baymont Inn, Best Western the Inn at Smithfield, Comfort Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Hotels, Microtel Inn, Quality Inn, Super 8.

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