Philadelphia (village), New York

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Philadelphia, New York
Philadelphia is located in New York
Philadelphia is located in the US
Coordinates: 44°9′9″N 75°42′30″W / 44.15250°N 75.70833°W / 44.15250; -75.70833Coordinates: 44°9′9″N 75°42′30″W / 44.15250°N 75.70833°W / 44.15250; -75.70833
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • Total0.90 sq mi (2.34 km2)
 • Land0.90 sq mi (2.34 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
486 ft (148 m)
 • Total1,252
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,400/sq mi (540/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)315
FIPS code36-57551
GNIS feature ID0960294

Philadelphia is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 1,252 at the 2010 census,[2] down from 1,519 at the 2000 census.

The village is in the town of Philadelphia and is northeast of Watertown. It is also just northwest of Fort Drum.

The village contains a "Quaker Cemetery", and its summer festival is called "Quaker Days".


The current village was formerly "Friends Settlement" and "Benezet". It was settled by Quakers.

Philadelphia was incorporated as a village in 1872.[citation needed]

Philadelphia holds the December record low temperature for New York state of −47 °F (−44 °C).[citation needed]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.89 square miles (2.3 km2).[2]

The village is located on U.S. Route 11 at the junction with New York State Route 26. US-11 leads southwest 17 miles (27 km) to Watertown, the Jefferson county seat, and northeast 18 miles (29 km) to Gouverneur. NY-26 leads northwest 18 miles (29 km) to Alexandria Bay on the St. Lawrence River.

The Indian River runs through the center of the village.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,181[1]−5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,519 people, 546 households, and 406 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,692.2 people per square mile (651.7/km²). There were 595 housing units at an average density of 662.8 per square mile (255.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 85.98% White, 6.65% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 1.45% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 2.50% from other races, and 2.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.20% of the population.

There were 546 households out of which 46.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the village, the population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 13.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,083, and the median income for a family was $30,078. Males had a median income of $27,833 versus $20,764 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,210. About 15.9% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.7% of those under age 18 and 19.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Philadelphia village, New York". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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