About St. Lawrence County

Population Characteristics

The following tables will provide a demographic snapshot of St. Lawrence County’s population. Like much of northern New York, St. Lawrence County has experienced a slight population decline. However, it remains very attractive as both a potential market and labor pool for area businesses. 

Population Trends

  St. Lawrence County New York State
Year
Population
% Change
Population
% Change
1910
89,000
 
9,113,600
 
1920
88,100
-1.0
10,385,200
13.9
1930
91,000
3.3
12,588,100
21.2
1940
91,100
0.1
13,479,100
7.1
1950
98,900
8.6
14,830,200
10.0
1960
111,200
12.4
16,782,300
13.2
1970
112,300
1.0
18,241,400
8.7
1980
114,300
1.8
17,558,200
-0.8
1990
111,974
-2.0
17,990,778
2.5
2000
111,931
-2.5
18,489,997
2.8
2005*
118,646
6.0
18,865,318
-0.6
2010*
121,099
2.1
18,984,166
0.6

* Projections
Source: New York State Statistical Yearbook 1998 & 2001

Population by Race / Ethnic Group

At the time of the 2000 Census, St. Lawrence County’s population was primarily white. Only the County’s American Indian population exceeds the State average.

Race/Ethnic Group
St. Lawrence County Percent New York State

Percent

White
105,782 94.51 12,893,689 67.95
Black/African American
2,664 2.38 3,014,385 15.88
American Indian *
977 0.87 82,461 0.43
Asian
800 0.71 1,044,976 5.51
Other
1,708 1.53 1,940,946 10.23
Hispanic Origin **
2,008 1.79 2,867,583 15.11
TOTAL POPULATION
111,931   18,976,457  

* Includes Alaska Natives, Eskimos and Aleutian Islanders
** Hispanics are counted in the various racial categories, so their population is counted twice
Source: New York State Statistical Yearbook 2001 

Households

The total number of households in St. Lawrence County as of 2000 was 40,506. The average number of persons per household was 2.49. Of the total households, 26,939 were family households. Family households include two or more persons occupying a given housing unit, including the householder, who are related by blood, marriage, or adoption. A breakdown of family households follows:

Husband-Wife Families 20,871
Male Householder – no spouse 1,892
Female Householder – no spouse 4,176

There are 13,567 non-family households and 11,116 people live in group quarters. Those living in group quarters include institutions, barracks, dormitories, convents, etc.

Population and Area

Town Square Miles 2000 Population Population Per
Square Mile
Brasher 92
2,337
25.4
Canton
105
10,334
98.4
Clare
97
112
1.2
Clifton
136
791
5.8
Colton
242
1,453
6.0
DeKalb
83
2,213
26.7
Depeyster
43
936
21.8
Edwards
51
1,148
22.5
Fine
167
1,622
9.7
Fowler
60
2,180
36.3
Gouverneur
72
7,418
103.0
Hammond
62
1,207
19.5
Hermon
53
1,069
20.2
Hopkinton
185
1,020
5.5
Lawrence
48
1,545
32.2
Lisbon
108
4,047
37.5
Louisville
48
3,195
66.6
Macomb
61
846
13.9
Madrid
53
1,828
34.5
Massena
47
13,121
279.2
Morristown
46
2,050
44.6
Norfolk
55
4,565
83.0
Oswegatchie
66
4,370
66.2
Parishville
98
2,049
20.9
Piercefield
104
305
2.9
Pierrepont
60
2,674
44.6
Pitcairn
60
783
13.1
Potsdam
102
15,957
156.4
Rossie
38
787
20.7
Russell
97
1,801
18.6
Stockholm
94
3,592
38.2
Waddington
52
2,212
42.5
City of Ogdensburg
5
12,364
2472.8
St. Lawrence County
2,690
111,931
41.6
New York State
47,224
18,976,457
401.8


 





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