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Town of Plattsburgh, New York

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The location of Town of Plattsburgh

Welcome to Plattsburgh ...

The Town of Plattsburgh is located in Clinton County.

The location of Plattsburgh has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, the Town of Plattsburgh has a population of 11,888 people<2> (see below for details).

Plattsburgh is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Plattsburgh lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Plattsburgh is within the (518) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Plattsburgh had a population of 11,870 people (which is 14.45% of the total population of Clinton County). This makes Plattsburgh the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Plattsburgh represents 0.06% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 208th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,870 people, the population of Plattsburgh increased 6.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,190 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Plattsburgh had an population of 11,888 people. This is an increase of 0.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.24% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Plattsburgh.

Communities near Plattsburgh ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017
Champlain   [Map]   5,638   N   18 miles [29 km]
Chazy   [Map]   4,193   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dannemora   [Map]   4,616   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Peru   [Map]   6,953   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Saranac   [Map]   3,935   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Burlington (VT)   [Map]   42,239   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Plattsburgh.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Plattsburgh. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Plattsburgh. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Plattsburgh.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Plattsburgh:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plattsburgh ...

Looking for more information about Plattsburgh? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Plattsburgh? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Plattsburgh, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Plattsburgh.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Clinton County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plattsburgh. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Clinton County:

The official website for State of New York:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Plattsburgh.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Plattsburgh - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Plattsburgh) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Plattsburgh. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Plattsburgh

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plattsburgh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6978, Longitude: -73.4854     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Plattsburgh have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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