Plattsburgh, New York Population 2020

19,534
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Plattsburgh is a city located in New York. With a 2020 population of 19,534, it is the 42nd largest city in New York and the 1891st largest city in the United States. Plattsburgh is currently growing at a rate of 0.25% annually but its population has decreased by -2.28% 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 3,877 people per square mile.

The average household income in Plattsburgh is $58,647 with a poverty rate of 25.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $810 per month, and the median house value is $146,900. The median age in Plattsburgh is 29.4 years, 28.7 years for males, and 30.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.2 males.

Plattsburgh Demographics

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

  • White: 87.43%
  • Black or African American: 4.55%
  • Asian: 3.39%
  • Two or more races: 2.52%
  • Other race: 1.89%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Plattsburgh, New York is 19,534, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,438.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,989.

Plattsburgh, New York Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202080,9511280.16%
201980,8231280.16%
201880,6951280.16%
201780,567430.05%
201680,524-199-0.25%
201580,723-737-0.91%
201481,460-56-0.07%
201381,516-192-0.24%
201281,708-8-0.01%
201181,716-379-0.46%
201082,0950.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,06287.43%
Black or African American8874.55%
Asian6623.39%
Two or More Races4922.52%
Some Other Race3681.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native350.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.05%
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Plattsburgh Population Pyramid 2020

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Plattsburgh Median Age

29.4


Total

28.7


Male

30.8


Female

Plattsburgh Adults

There are 17,025 adults, (3,113 of whom are seniors) in Plattsburgh.

Plattsburgh Age Dependency

40.3

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Plattsburgh Sex Ratio

Female

10,262

52.59%

Male

9,253

47.41%

Plattsburgh Households and Families

Plattsburgh Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Plattsburgh Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.4%32.6%
All36.8%63.2%
Male27.4%72.6%
Female24.9%75.1%
Non Family24.1%75.9%

36.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8942.0636.8
Non Family4,4071.4324.1
Married2,2722.8367.4
Female8872.9224.9
Male3282.9627.4

2.75

Average Family Size

2.06

Average Household Size

11.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Plattsburgh Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4363.92%
9th to 12th Grade8557.68%
High School Graduate3,05627.45%
Some College2,13819.20%
Associates Degree1,1009.88%
Bachelors Degree1,62114.56%
Graduate Degree1,92817.32%
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Plattsburgh Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,2389,1763,266
Black33324872
Asian244213158
Multiple Races1321197
Hispanic1316433
Other Race1002827
Native American2020
Islander9

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 64.75%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,135$39,798$32,572
Less Than High School$26,843$33,218$25,208
High School Grad$27,866$30,437$25,142
Some College$34,266$38,056$30,951
Bachelors Degree$45,638$51,518$34,545
Graduate Degree$66,453$75,903$63,298

$37,135

Average Earnings

$39,798

Average Male

$32,572

Average Female

Plattsburgh Language

Plattsburgh Language by Age

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Plattsburgh Language

91.78% of Plattsburgh residents speak only English, while 8.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.23% of the population.

Plattsburgh Poverty

Plattsburgh Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,7083,48623.70%
Asian47822747.49%
Black48715932.65%
Hispanic23010746.52%
Multiple36010529.17%
Other1498758.39%
Native3535100.00%

25.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.57%

Male Poverty Rate

26.37%

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 White, with 23.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.56%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School43.75%
High School20.43%
Some College17.75%
Bachelors or Greater3.99%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.60%
Male Unemployed48.90%
Female Employed16.92%
Male Employed16.73%

Plattsburgh Income

Plattsburgh Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,696$58,647
Families$65,710$77,275
Married Families$81,076-
Non Families$32,359$41,664
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Plattsburgh Marital Status

Plattsburgh Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.6%

Male Marriage Rate

28.6%

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 Veterans

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1,247

Number of Veterans

1,156

Male Veterans

91

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam441
Second Gulf War175
First Gulf War159
Korea138
World War II88
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Age Group Veterans
75+400
65 to 74260
55 to 64254
35 to 54178
18 to 34155
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1978.02%
Asian253.89%
2 or More134.29%
Black121.61%

Plattsburgh Veterans by Education

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14.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Plattsburgh Employment Status

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56.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.7%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

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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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75.02%

Born in New York

93.72%

Native Born

6.28%

Foreign Born

3.76%

Non Citizen

2.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.72% of Plattsburgh residents were born in the United States, with 75.02% having been born in New York. 3.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202019,534480.25%
201919,486480.25%
201819,438280.14%
201719,410480.25%
201619,362-170-0.87%
201519,532-316-1.59%
201419,8481200.61%
201319,728-128-0.64%
201219,856610.31%
201119,795-223-1.11%
201020,0181,2020.62%
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%