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Welcome to Plattsburgh ...

The city of Plattsburgh is located in the Adirondacks.

Plattsburgh is located in Clinton County and is the County Seat for Clinton County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Plattsburgh has a population of 19,696 people<1> (see below for details).

The community of Plattsburgh was established in 1785.

Plattsburgh is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Plattsburgh: (518)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Plattsburgh had a population of 19,989 people (which is 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 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 (with a count of 18,816 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Plattsburgh had an population of 19,696 people. This is a decrease of 1.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.68% 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.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Plattsburgh and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2017
Champlain   [Map]   5,638   N   18 miles [29 km]
Peru   [Map]   6,953   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Schuyler Falls   [Map]   5,123   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Burlington (VT)   [Map]   42,239   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Colchester (VT)   [Map]   17,287   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Georgia (VT)   [Map]   4,721   E   16 miles [25.7 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. Our list includes 57 papers.

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.

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.

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 Plattsburgh

Our 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     [Map].

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