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St. Lawrence Population Characteristics

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:

Households Amount
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