St. Lawrence County, NY

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2022 Population
108,670
0.153% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.8
0.513% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17%
0.386% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,339
7.34% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$114,700
15.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
44,742
0.716% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, St. Lawrence County, NY had a population of 109k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $58,339. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of St. Lawrence County, NY declined from 108,836 to 108,670, a −0.153% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,351 to $58,339, a 7.34% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Lawrence County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.08%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.03%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.831%).

None of the households in St. Lawrence County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.3% of the residents in St. Lawrence County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Lawrence County, NY are Clarkson University (1,229 degrees awarded in 2022), SUNY College at Potsdam (813 degrees), and SUNY College of Technology at Canton (794 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in St. Lawrence County, NY was $114,700, and the homeownership rate was 71.3%.

Most people in St. Lawrence County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Lawrence County, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

St. Lawrence County, NY is home to a population of 109k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.58% of St. Lawrence County, NY residents were born outside of the country (3.89k people).

In 2022, there were 41.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.5k people) in St. Lawrence County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.39k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of St. Lawrence County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in St. Lawrence County, NY was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Lawrence County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    99.5k ± 224
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.39k ± 317
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.27k ± 135
2.37%
Hispanic Population
2.58k people

In 2022, there were 41.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.5k people) in St. Lawrence County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.39k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.37% of the people in St. Lawrence County, NY are hispanic (2.58k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.58%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.89k people
3.61%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.93k people

As of 2022, 3.58% of St. Lawrence County, NY residents (3.89k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Lawrence County, NY was 3.61%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,234 ± 269
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,251 ± 236
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    841 ± 172

St. Lawrence County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of St. Lawrence County, NY employs 44.7k people. The largest industries in St. Lawrence County, NY are Educational Services (8,233 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,389 people), and Retail Trade (5,053 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,839), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,417), and Public Administration ($68,986).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

44.7k
2022 Value
± 1,480
0.716%
1 Year growth
± 4.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Lawrence County, NY grew at a rate of 0.716%, from 44.4k employees to 44.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Lawrence County, NY, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,669 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,414 people), and Management Occupations (4,386 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Lawrence County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

44.7k
2022 Value
± 1,480
0.716%
1 Year growth
± 4.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Lawrence County, NY grew at a rate of 0.716%, from 44.4k employees to 44.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Lawrence County, NY, are Educational Services (8,233 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,389 people), and Retail Trade (5,053 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Lawrence County, NY, though some of these residents may live in St. Lawrence County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,892
Median earning men ± $1,975
$33,762
Median earning women ± $1,144

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,608), Information ($70,833), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,440).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,129), Public Administration ($48,310), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,411).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 661
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 461
    Retail Trade
  3. 422
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in St. Lawrence County, NY went to Donald J. Trump with 54.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.8%), followed by Other (1.9%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in St. Lawrence County, NY awarded 3,559 degrees. The student population of St. Lawrence County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,517 male students and 5,640 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Lawrence County, NY are White (2,621 and 78%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (243 and 7.23%), Black or African American (216 and 6.43%), and Asian (103 and 3.06%).

The largest universities in St. Lawrence County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Clarkson University (1,229 and 34.5%), SUNY College at Potsdam (813 and 22.8%), and SUNY College of Technology at Canton (794 and 22.3%).

The most popular majors in St. Lawrence County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (195 and 5.48%), Mechanical Engineering (180 and 5.06%), and Engineering & Industrial Management (140 and 3.93%).

The median tuition costs in St. Lawrence County, NY are $58,280 for private four year colleges, and $7,070 and $15,505 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in St. Lawrence County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 11,157 (49.4% men and 50.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 11,157 students enrolled in St. Lawrence County, NY, 49.4% men and 50.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,921 records, of which 50.1% were women and 49.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 109 degrees awarded
  2. 158 degrees awarded
  3. 140 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in St. Lawrence County, NY was General Biological Sciences with 109 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in St. Lawrence County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,229 degrees awarded
  2. 813 degrees awarded
  3. 794 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clarkson University with 1,229 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,669 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Lawrence County, NY, which is 0.883 times less than the 1,890 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,621 degrees mean that there were 10.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 243 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($58,280) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,631) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,125) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Lawrence County, NY was $114,700 in 2022, which is 0.407 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $99,300 to $114,700, a 15.5% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Lawrence County, NY is 71.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in St. Lawrence County, NY have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Lawrence County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Lawrence County, NY is $58,339. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in St. Lawrence County, NY was Census Tract 4904 with a value of $99,000, followed by Census Tract 4920 and Census Tract 4913, with respective values of $75,278 and $72,669.

In 2022, 15.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in St. Lawrence County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.135%.

Property

$114,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,272
$29,521
Median Property Taxes
±$1,034

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Rent vs Own

71.3%
Homeownership
2022
61.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.3% of the housing units in St. Lawrence County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4904
  2. Census Tract 4920
  3. Census Tract 4913

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Lawrence County, NY was Census Tract 4904 with a value of $99,000, followed by Census Tract 4920 and Census Tract 4913, with respective values of $75,278 and $72,669.

The following map shows all of the tracts in St. Lawrence County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$58,339
Median Household Income
± $2,025
41.4k
Number of Households
± 1,415

In 2022, the median household income of the 41.4k households in St. Lawrence County, NY grew to $58,339 from the previous year's value of $54,351.

The following chart displays the households in St. Lawrence County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Lawrence County, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.87%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.27%)

In 2022, 77.3% of workers in St. Lawrence County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.87%) and those who worked at home (6.27%).

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Lawrence County, NY have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.17% of the workforce in St. Lawrence County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in St. Lawrence County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.135%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Lawrence County, NY (16.7k out of 97.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Lawrence County, NY is White, followed by Two Or More and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18.4% of the children was living in poverty in St. Lawrence County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 146 in St. Lawrence County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.19 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94% of the population of St. Lawrence County, NY has health coverage, with 44.8% on employee plans, 21.1% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in St. Lawrence County, NY see 1858 patients per year on average, which represents a 2% decrease from the previous year (1896 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2552 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 460 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,858 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Lawrence County, NY

Primary care physicians in St. Lawrence County, NY see an average of 1,858 patients per year. This represents a 2% decrease from the previous year (1,896 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23% under 18 years, 22.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6%
Uninsured
44.8%
Employer Coverage
21.1%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
1.06%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Lawrence County, NY grew by 6.27% from 5.65% to 6%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 76.9 in St. Lawrence County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.6% in St. Lawrence County, NY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.69% in St. Lawrence County, NY.

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