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Welcome to Plattsburgh ...

The city of Plattsburgh is located in the Adirondacks.

Plattsburgh is located in Clinton County<1> and is the County Seat for Clinton County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Plattsburgh has a population of 19,227 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Plattsburgh was established in 1785.

Plattsburgh is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Plattsburgh: (518)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Plattsburgh had an population of 19,227 people. This is a decrease of 3.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Plattsburgh had a population of 19,989 people (or 24.34% of the total population of Clinton County). This makes Plattsburgh the county's most populous community.

The population of Plattsburgh represents 0.1% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 122nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,989 people, the population of Plattsburgh increased 6.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 18,816 people).

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

Adding Plattsburgh to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Plattsburgh in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Plattsburgh was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Plattsburgh on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Plattsburgh on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Plattsburgh ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Plattsburgh.

  • Burlington [Chittenden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
    • Burlington [Chittenden County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Plattsburgh
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,899 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<5>
  • Colchester [Chittenden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
    • Colchester [Chittenden County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Plattsburgh
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,102 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colchester have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
  • Milton [Chittenden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
    • Milton [Chittenden County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Plattsburgh
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,907 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
  • Winooski [Chittenden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winooski
    • Winooski [Chittenden County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Plattsburgh
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,527 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winooski have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winooski
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winooski<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Peru [Clinton County]
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      • Peru [Clinton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Plattsburgh
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,882 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru
    • Saint Albans [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albans
      • Saint Albans [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Plattsburgh
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,799 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Albans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albans<5>
    • Saint Albans [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albans
      • Saint Albans [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Plattsburgh
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,540 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albans have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Albans
    • Champlain [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champlain
      • Champlain [Clinton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Plattsburgh
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champlain have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champlain
    • Schuyler Falls [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schuyler Falls
      • Schuyler Falls [Clinton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Plattsburgh
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schuyler Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schuyler Falls
    • Georgia [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgia
      • Georgia [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Plattsburgh
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,806 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgia

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Plattsburgh. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Plattsburgh.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Plattsburgh.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Plattsburgh. Our list includes 57 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Plattsburgh, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Plattsburgh.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New York

About Clinton County

About New York

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: www.co.clinton.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Clinton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Plattsburgh.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Plattsburgh - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), 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 PlattsburghOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plattsburgh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6993, Longitude: -73.4557    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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