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Welcome to Potsdam ...

The village of Potsdam is located in the Adirondacks.

Potsdam is located in Saint Lawrence County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Potsdam has a population of 8,838 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Potsdam.

The community of Potsdam is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Potsdam is located in the (315) area code.

The ZIP code for Potsdam: 13676<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Potsdam had an population of 8,838 people. This is a decrease of 6.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Potsdam had a population of 9,428 people (or 8.42% of the total population of Saint Lawrence County). This makes Potsdam the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Potsdam represents 0.05% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 257th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,428 people, the population of Potsdam has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,425 people).

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

Communities Also Named Potsdam ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Potsdam - they are located in Minnesota and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Potsdam.

Communities near Potsdam ...

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

  • Canton (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
    • Canton lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Potsdam and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,024 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
  • Massena (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Massena
    • Massena lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Potsdam and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,122 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Massena have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Massena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Massena<7>
  • Canton (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
    • Canton lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Potsdam and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,482 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<7>
  • Norfolk (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
    • Norfolk lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Potsdam and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,475 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norfolk have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk
  • Lisbon (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
    • Lisbon lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Potsdam and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,041 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
  • Stockholm (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockholm
    • Stockholm lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Potsdam and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,590 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockholm have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockholm
  • Louisville (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
    • Louisville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Potsdam and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,001 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
  • Pierrepont (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierrepont
    • Pierrepont lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Potsdam and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,472 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierrepont have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierrepont
  • Brasher (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brasher
    • Brasher lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Potsdam and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,347 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brasher have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brasher
  • Waddington (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waddington
    • Waddington lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Potsdam and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,204 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waddington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waddington

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 Potsdam. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Potsdam.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Potsdam. 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 Potsdam.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Potsdam. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Potsdam.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Potsdam ...

Looking for more information about Potsdam? 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 Potsdam, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Potsdam.

Adding Potsdam to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Potsdam 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 Potsdam was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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About Saint Lawrence County

About New York

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

The official website for Saint Lawrence County: www.co.st-lawrence.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 Saint Lawrence, 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 Potsdam.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Potsdam - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Potsdam). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Potsdam or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Potsdam) 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 Potsdam. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PotsdamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Potsdam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6699, Longitude: -74.9817    
<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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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