Potsdam, New York Population 2020

15,214
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Potsdam is a city located in New York. Potsdam has a 2020 population of 15,214. Potsdam is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually and its population has decreased by -5.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,036 in 2010. Potsdam reached it's highest population of 16,304 in 2013.

The average household income in Potsdam is $73,245 with a poverty rate of 18.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $768 per month, and the median house value is $109,000. The median age in Potsdam is 24.7 years, 24.7 years for males, and 24.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 108.1 males.

Potsdam Demographics

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

  • White: 88.51%
  • Black or African American: 4.11%
  • Two or more races: 2.56%
  • Asian: 2.21%
  • Other race: 2.03%
  • Native American: 0.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Potsdam, New York is 15,214, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,322.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,036.

Potsdam, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,89188.51%
Black or African American6454.11%
Two or More Races4022.56%
Asian3472.21%
Some Other Race3182.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native840.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.04%
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Potsdam Population Pyramid 2020

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Potsdam Median Age

24.7


Total

24.7


Male

24.5


Female

Potsdam Adults

There are 13,581 adults, (1,853 of whom are seniors) in Potsdam.

Potsdam Age Dependency

33.8

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18

Child Dependency Ratio

Potsdam Sex Ratio

Female

7,543

48.06%

Male

8,151

51.94%

Potsdam Households and Families

Potsdam Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Potsdam Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.2%10.8%
Male67.2%32.8%
All62.6%37.4%
Female52.1%47.9%
Non Family39.1%60.9%

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,8942.2162.6
Non Family2,1981.3339.1
Married2,0763.0389.2
Female4342.4852.1
Male1862.7167.2

2.85

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

10.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Potsdam Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2222.85%
9th to 12th Grade3574.59%
High School Graduate2,22928.63%
Some College1,02613.18%
Associates Degree7719.90%
Bachelors Degree1,13614.59%
Graduate Degree2,04426.26%
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Potsdam Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,2646,7372,963
Multiple Races16712822
Asian165165111
Hispanic919031
Black786638
Native American37373
Other Race25246
Islander776

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 islander people with a rate of 85.71%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,522$49,364$35,449
Less Than High School$$$32,000
High School Grad$26,438$31,535$19,904
Some College$32,330$38,250$30,778
Bachelors Degree$48,486$66,354$41,598
Graduate Degree$60,361$65,815$54,003

$41,522

Average Earnings

$49,364

Average Male

$35,449

Average Female

Potsdam Language

Potsdam Language by Age

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Potsdam Language

90.92% of Potsdam residents speak only English, while 9.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.24% of the population.

Potsdam Poverty

Potsdam Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,0091,80117.99%
Black1436646.15%
Asian1974120.81%
Hispanic1593018.87%
Multiple320299.06%
Other581627.59%

18.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.52%

Male Poverty Rate

16.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Potsdam

The race most likely to be in poverty in Potsdam is Black, with 46.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Potsdam is Multiple, with 9.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.16%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.04%
High School15.83%
Some College13.03%
Bachelors or Greater8.29%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.78%
Male Unemployed17.01%
Male Employed12.20%
Female Employed9.38%

Potsdam Income

Potsdam Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,796$73,245
Families$79,282$97,635
Married Families$91,971-
Non Families$25,155$40,174
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Potsdam Marital Status

Potsdam Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.7%

Male Marriage Rate

32.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Potsdam Married by Age and Sex

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Potsdam Marriage

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

Potsdam Marital Status by Race

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Potsdam Veterans

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746

Number of Veterans

676

Male Veterans

70

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam304
Second Gulf War138
First Gulf War125
World War II60
Korea58
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74230
75+164
35 to 54148
55 to 64118
18 to 3486
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Name Veterans % of Total
White7266.03%
2 or More186.77%
Asian20.65%

Potsdam Veterans by Education

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12.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Potsdam Employment Status

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49.4%

Labor Force Participation

45.2%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

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Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202015,214-54-0.35%
201915,268-54-0.35%
201815,322-54-0.35%
201715,376-368-2.34%
201615,744-90-0.57%
201515,834-424-2.61%
201416,258-46-0.28%
201316,3041330.82%
201216,171-17-0.11%
201116,1881520.95%
201016,0360.00%