Ogdensburg is a somewhat small city located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,883 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Ogdensburg is the 170th largest community in New York. Ogdensburg has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ogdensburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ogdensburg is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ogdensburg who work in office and administrative support (15.91%), sales jobs (11.57%), and healthcare (10.53%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Ogdensburg spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.27 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Ogdensburg rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.95% of adults 25 and older in Ogdensburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Ogdensburg in 2010 was $22,272, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,088 for a family of four. However, Ogdensburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ogdensburg is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ogdensburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ogdensburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ogdensburg include French , English, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Ogdensburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.