Plattsburgh (town), New York

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Plattsburgh, New York
Town
Cumberland Head, Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh, NY
Cumberland Head, Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh, NY
Plattsburgh, New York is located in New York
Plattsburgh, New York
Plattsburgh, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 44°41′17″N 73°29′44″W / 44.68806°N 73.49556°W / 44.68806; -73.49556Coordinates: 44°41′17″N 73°29′44″W / 44.68806°N 73.49556°W / 44.68806; -73.49556
Country United States
State New York
County Clinton
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Supervisor Bernard Bassett (D)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total 67.8 sq mi (175.6 km2)
 • Land 45.7 sq mi (118.3 km2)
 • Water 22.1 sq mi (57.3 km2)
Elevation 276 ft (84 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,870
 • Density 244.9/sq mi (94.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 12901, 12903
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-58585
GNIS feature ID 0979377

Plattsburgh is a town in Clinton County, New York, United States. The population was 11,870 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Zephaniah Platt, an early land owner.

The Town of Plattsburgh borders the City of Plattsburgh. The town is in the eastern part of the county.

The city is served by Plattsburgh International Airport.

SUNY Plattsburgh is located in the city.

History[edit]

The town was established in 1785, but parts were removed later to form other towns of the county: Town of Peru (1792), Town of Beekmantown (1820), Town of Saranac (1824), and Schuyler Falls (1848).

The Battle of Plattsburgh was fought during the War of 1812.

The Village (later City of Plattsburgh in 1902) set itself off from the town by incorporation in 1815.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 67.8 square miles (175.6 km²), of which 45.7 square miles (118.3 km²) is land and 22.1 square miles (57.3 km²) (32.63%) is water.

The town borders Lake Champlain, which separates it from Vermont. The Saranac River flows eastward through the town to Lake Champlain.

The Northway (Interstate 87), U.S. Route 9, and New York State Route 22 are north-south highways through the town. New York State Route 3, New York State Route 22B, and New York State Route 374 are east-west highways. New York State Route 190 intersects NY-22B and NY- 374 in Plattsburgh

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,190 people, 4,367 households, and 3,091 families residing in the town. The population density was 244.9 people per square mile (94.6/km²). There were 4,875 housing units at an average density of 106.7 per square mile (41.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.68% White, 1.07% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

There were 4,367 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,713, and the median income for a family was $50,277. Males had a median income of $36,542 versus $25,565 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,385. About 8.8% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.

Law and government[edit]

2014 Town Board

  • Bernie Bassett – supervisor
  • Martin Mannix – deputy supervisor/councilor
  • Tom Wood – councilor
  • Michael Cashman – councilor
  • Gerard Renadette– councilor
  • Jacqueline Bellew – tax collector
  • Rickey J Collins – town clerk

Town Board regular meetings first and third Monday each month at 6:00 p.m.

Town Board informal open meetings second and fourth Monday each month at 6:00 p.m.

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  • Steven Imhoff – code enforcement officer
  • Brian Dowling – assessor

Communities and locations in the Town of Plattsburgh[edit]

  • Cadyville – A hamlet in the southwestern part of the town on NY-3.
  • Champlain Park – A hamlet on Cumberland Head.
  • Everestt Rabideau Park – A park on Cumberland Head
  • Clinton County Airport (PLB) – A closed airport west of the city by NY-22B.
  • Colligen Point – A location on the east shore of Cumberland Head.
  • Cumberland Bay – A bay of Lake Champlain near the City of Plattsburgh, formed by Cumberland Head.
  • Cumberland Bay State Park – A state park northeast of the City of Plattsburgh, on Cumberland Head.
  • The scenic Cumberland Head – A peninsula on the Lake Champlain shoreline, famous for its unique style of Monte Cristo sandwich.
  • Elsinor – A hamlet at the west town line on NY-3.
  • Halseys Corners – A hamlet near the City of Plattsburgh by the Northway.
  • Lawless Corners – A hamlet on the north town line, north of West Plattsburgh.
  • Martin Point – A location on the east shore of Cumberland Head.
  • Morrisonville – A hamlet at the south town line on NY-22B and the Saranac River.
  • Plattsburgh – The City of Plattsburgh forms part of the eastern town line.
  • Plattsburgh International Airport – The current airport of the area, located on the site of the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base south of the City of Plattsburgh.
  • Pleasant Ridge Corners – A hamlet southwest of the city and north of South Plattsburgh.
  • Rocky Point – A hamlet on Cumberland Head.
  • South Junction – A hamlet near Lake Champlain in the southeast part of the town.
  • South Plattsburgh – A hamlet by the town line in the southeast part Plattsburgh on NY-22.
  • Valcour Island – The north end of the island is in the town.
  • West Plattsburgh – A hamlet in the north central part of the town on NY-374.
  • Woodruff Pond – A small lake north of Cumberland Head.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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