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Rouses Point is a village in Clinton County, in the Plattsburgh metro area.

The community was named after Jacques Rouse, settler.

The latitude of Rouses Point is 44.993N. The longitude is -73.365W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 112 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,363.


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Median household income
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$39,167
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rouses Point demographic reports
Rouses Point is on Lake Champlain, near the Canadian border.
Once the site of a brewery and large repair shops for the Northern Railroad.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Fort Montgomery
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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7% of Rouses Point residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rouses Point ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rouses Point was $20,539, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Rouses Point residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rouses Point, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $376.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $941.


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Libraries in Rouses Point include Dodge Memorial Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Rouses Point workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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