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Potsdam is a town in Saint Lawrence County, in the Ogdensburg-Massena metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Potsdam. For links to other places called Potsdam, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Potsdam is 44.670N. The longitude is -75.045W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 420 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 15,957.


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Median household income
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$30,782
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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11% of Potsdam residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Potsdam ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Potsdam was $13,753, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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31% of Potsdam residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Potsdam, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $370.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $813.


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Saint Lawrence County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Potsdam political report.

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The average commute time for Potsdam workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Potsdam, NY

Pros: Small town, everyone know's each other...

Cons: Crime is overrunning this town...

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other NY communities named Potsdam:
  �Saint Lawrence County village

NY communities formerly known as Potsdam:
  �Norwood, Saint Lawrence County

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