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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 2016, Plattsburgh has a population of 19,780 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

Plattsburgh is located in the (518) area code.

Population Details ...

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 (that had a count of 18,816 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Plattsburgh had an population of 19,780 people. This is a decrease of 1.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.12% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Plattsburgh ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Plattsburgh and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2016
Champlain   [Map]   5,638   N   18 miles [29 km]
Peru   [Map]   6,985   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Schuyler Falls   [Map]   5,120   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Burlington (VT)   [Map]   42,260   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Colchester (VT)   [Map]   17,319   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Georgia (VT)   [Map]   4,736   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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Plattsburgh. We make it easy to see an overhead 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Plattsburgh, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Plattsburgh.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Plattsburgh. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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: www.co.clinton.ny.us/

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Plattsburgh. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (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 Plattsburgh

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plattsburgh. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6993, Longitude: -73.4557     [Map].

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Plattsburgh.