Plattsburgh, New York Population 2021

19,571
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Plattsburgh is a city located in Clinton County New York. With a 2020 population of 19,571, it is the 42nd largest city in New York and the 1896th largest city in the United States . Plattsburgh is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually but its population has decreased by -2.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,989 in 2010. Plattsburgh reached it's highest population of 21,255 in 1990. Spanning over 7 miles, Plattsburgh has a population density of 3,884 people per square mile.

The average household income in Plattsburgh is $60,003 with a poverty rate of 21.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $813 per month, and the median house value is $148,700. The median age in Plattsburgh is 29.2 years, 28.7 years for males, and 29.5 years for females.

Plattsburgh Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Plattsburgh was:

  • White: 88.73%
  • Black or African American: 4.17%
  • Asian: 2.82%
  • Two or more races: 2.31%
  • Other race: 1.57%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Plattsburgh, New York is 19,571 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,487.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,989.

Plattsburgh, New York Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202180,097-194-0.24%
202080,291-194-0.24%
201980,485-194-0.24%
201880,6791480.18%
201780,531310.04%
201680,500-218-0.27%
201580,718-745-0.92%
201481,463-60-0.07%
201381,523-191-0.23%
201281,714-14-0.02%
201181,728-368-0.45%
201082,0960.00%

Plattsburgh Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,27288.73%
Black or African American8114.17%
Asian5492.82%
Two or More Races4492.31%
Some Other Race3061.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native710.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.04%
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Plattsburgh Population by Race

Plattsburgh Population Pyramid $2021

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Plattsburgh Median Age

29.2


Total

28.7


Male

29.5


Female

Plattsburgh Adults

There are 16,522 adults, (3,129 of whom are seniors) in Plattsburgh.

Plattsburgh Age Dependency

45.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22

Child Dependency Ratio

Plattsburgh Sex Ratio

Female

10,437

53.62%

Male

9,028

46.38%

Plattsburgh Population by Age

Plattsburgh Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Plattsburgh Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.8%34.2%
Male46.8%53.2%
All38.5%61.5%
Female28.9%71.1%
Non Family25.6%74.4%

38.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Plattsburgh Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8362.0738.5
Non Family4,3021.4225.6
Married2,2352.8365.8
Female9142.9228.9
Male3852.9646.8

2.73

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

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Plattsburgh Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3553.24%
9th to 12th Grade7116.50%
High School Graduate3,11228.43%
Some College1,89117.28%
Associates Degree1,20010.96%
Bachelors Degree1,70315.56%
Graduate Degree1,97318.03%
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Plattsburgh Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Plattsburgh Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,1549,3203,456
Black30120454
Asian201160118
2+ Races1471363
Hispanic1025029
Other Race843333
Islander7
Native American66

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.71%.

Plattsburgh Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,415$40,728$36,238
Less Than 9th Grade$27,292$26,974$27,464
High School Graduate$27,738$30,670$25,085
Some College$37,192$40,106$31,530
Bachelors Degree$47,963$51,455$39,489
Graduate Degree$67,243$81,563$61,219

$39,415

Average Earnings

$40,728

Average Male

$36,238

Average Female

Plattsburgh Earnings by Educational Attainment

Plattsburgh Language by Age

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Plattsburgh Language

92.41% of Plattsburgh residents speak only English, while 7.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.02% of the population.

Plattsburgh Language

Plattsburgh Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,9822,95119.70%
Black41016941.22%
Multiple29410335.03%
Hispanic2068440.78%
Asian3164714.87%
Other1104742.73%
Native3333100.00%

21.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.16%

Male Poverty Rate

21.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Plattsburgh

The race most likely to be in poverty in Plattsburgh is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Plattsburgh is Asian, with 14.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.72%.

Plattsburgh Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.29%
High School19.96%
Some College15.94%
Bachelors or Greater1.95%

Plattsburgh Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed48.48%
Female Unemployed26.89%
Female Employed13.64%
Male Employed13.50%

Plattsburgh Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Plattsburgh Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,065$60,003
Families$66,276$76,800
Married Families$81,444-
Non Families$35,855$42,827
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Income by Household Type

Plattsburgh Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

28.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.3%

Male Marriage Rate

27.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Plattsburgh Married by Age and Sex

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Plattsburgh Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Plattsburgh Marital Status by Race

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Plattsburgh Marital Status

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1,285

Number of Veterans

1,203

Male Veterans

82

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam475
Second Gulf War235
First Gulf War166
Korea139
World War II88

Plattsburgh Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+438
65 to 74304
18 to 34207
35 to 54174
55 to 64162

Plattsburgh Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2558.60%
Black121.73%
2+ Races92.85%
Asian91.72%

Plattsburgh Veterans by Race

Plattsburgh Veterans by Education

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12.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Plattsburgh Veterans by Education

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57.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Plattsburgh Employment by Age

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Plattsburgh Employment by Race

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Plattsburgh Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.84%

Born in Plattsburgh

94.66%

Native Born

5.34%

Foreign Born

2.76%

Non Citizen

2.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.66% of Plattsburgh residents were born in the United States, with 75.84% having been born in New York. 2.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Plattsburgh Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119,571280.14%
202019,543280.14%
201919,515280.14%
201819,487810.42%
201719,406480.25%
201619,358-177-0.91%
201519,535-315-1.59%
201419,8501190.60%
201319,731-127-0.64%
201219,858610.31%
201119,797-222-1.11%
201020,0191,2030.62%
200018,816-2,439-1.21%
199021,2551980.09%
198021,0572,3421.19%
197018,715-1,457-0.75%
196020,1722,4341.29%
195017,7381,3870.82%
194016,3513,0022.05%
193013,3492,4402.04%
192010,909-229-0.21%
191011,1382,7042.82%
19008,4341,4241.87%
18907,0101,7652.94%
18805,2451060.20%
18705,1392,1075.42%
18603,0320.00%

Plattsburgh Population by Year