Potsdam, New York Population 2022

8,889
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Potsdam is a city located in St. Lawrence County New York. Potsdam has a 2020 population of 8,889. Potsdam is currently declining at a rate of -0.38% annually and its population has decreased by -5.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,447 in 2010.

The average household income in Potsdam is $62,959 with a poverty rate of 26.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $758 per month, and the median house value is $113,100. The median age in Potsdam is 20.8 years, 21.1 years for males, and 20.6 years for females.

Potsdam Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Potsdamwas:

  • White: 83.19%
  • Black or African American: 6.85%
  • Asian: 3.89%
  • Other race: 3.33%
  • Two or more races: 2.16%
  • Native American: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Potsdam, New York is 8,889 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,889.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,447.

Potsdam, New York Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,61583.19%
Black or African American6276.85%
Asian3563.89%
Some Other Race3053.33%
Two or More Races1982.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native470.51%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.07%
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Potsdam Population by Race

Potsdam Population Pyramid $2022

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Potsdam Median Age

20.8


Total

21.1


Male

20.6


Female

Potsdam Adults

There are 8,321 adults, (568 of whom are seniors) in Potsdam.

Potsdam Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

7.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

10.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Potsdam Sex Ratio

Female

4,334

47.35%

Male

4,820

52.65%

Potsdam Population by Age

Potsdam Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Potsdam Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family22.5%77.5%
Male36.8%63.2%
All41.2%58.8%
Female50%50%
Married80.9%19.1%

41.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Potsdam Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1872.0541.2
Non Family1,3551.3822.5
Married6123.3480.9
Female1522.350
Male683.2536.8

2.99

Average Family Size

2.05

Average Household Size

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Potsdam Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade602.04%
9th to 12th Grade1685.71%
High School Graduate60720.62%
Some College41814.20%
Associates Degree2378.05%
Bachelors Degree57019.36%
Graduate Degree88430.03%
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Potsdam Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Potsdam Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,6722,4741,310
Asian12610287
Hispanic595831
Black403512
2+ Races34348
Other Race1716
Native American1313
Islander666

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 100.00%.

Potsdam Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,318$46,281$34,625
Less Than 9th Grade$11,750$12,000$
High School Graduate$21,818$$22,868
Some College$33,158$40,673$24,028
Bachelors Degree$43,569$46,630$43,117
Graduate Degree$57,120$57,113$57,130

$41,318

Average Earnings

$46,281

Average Male

$34,625

Average Female

Potsdam Earnings by Educational Attainment

Potsdam Language by Age

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Potsdam Language

88.14% of Potsdam residents speak only English, while 11.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.53% of the population.

Potsdam Language

Potsdam Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,0631,02925.33%
Black1145750.00%
Asian1385640.58%
Multiple712028.17%
Other20NaN%
Native1313100.00%
Hispanic9177.69%

26.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.32%

Male Poverty Rate

22.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Potsdam

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Potsdam is Hispanic, with 7.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.11%.

Potsdam Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.60%
High School25.04%
Some College16.41%
Bachelors or Greater13.21%

Potsdam Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed74.04%
Male Employed22.13%
Female Employed16.91%
Male Unemployed11.11%

Potsdam Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Potsdam Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,282$62,959
Families$77,143$96,951
Married Families$95,968-
Non Families$17,323$38,583
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Income by Household Type

Potsdam Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

16.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

14.3%

Male Marriage Rate

17.9%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Potsdam Marital Status by Race

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Potsdam Marital Status

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218

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War74
Vietnam69
Second Gulf War61
World War II34
Korea15

Potsdam Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5465
75+58
65 to 7439
55 to 6439
18 to 3417

Potsdam Veterans by Age

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Potsdam Veterans by Race

Potsdam Veterans by Education

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4.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Potsdam Veterans by Education

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43.7%

Labor Force Participation

39.7%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Potsdam Employment by Age

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Potsdam Employment by Race

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Potsdam 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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68.90%

Born in Potsdam

93.03%

Native Born

6.97%

Foreign Born

5.46%

Non Citizen

1.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.03% of Potsdam residents were born in the United States, with 68.90% having been born in New York. 5.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Potsdam Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20228,889-34-0.38%
20218,923-34-0.38%
20208,957-34-0.38%
20198,991-34-0.38%
20189,02590.10%
20179,016-335-3.58%
20169,351-23-0.25%
20159,374-359-3.69%
20149,733-5-0.05%
20139,7381591.66%
20129,579-27-0.28%
20119,6061591.68%
20109,447220.02%
20009,425-826-0.84%
199010,251-384-0.37%
198010,6356500.63%
19709,9852,2202.55%
19607,7652740.36%
19507,4912,6704.51%
19404,8216851.54%
19304,136970.24%
19204,03930.01%
19104,0361930.49%
19003,843-118-0.30%
18903,9611,1993.67%
18802,762-129-0.46%
18702,8910.00%

Potsdam Population by Year