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Champlain is a town in Clinton County, in the Plattsburgh metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Champlain. For links to other places called Champlain, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Champlain is 44.965N. The longitude is -73.436W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 144 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,791.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Champlain 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 12979 ZIP code.
6% of Champlain residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Champlain ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Champlain was $18,987, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Champlain residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Champlain, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $919.
Clinton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Champlain political report.
The average commute time for Champlain workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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