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Potsdam is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 9,617 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Potsdam is the 193rd largest community in New York. Potsdam has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Potsdam is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Potsdam is a village of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Potsdam who work in teaching (22.27%), office and administrative support (17.39%) and sales jobs (9.10%).
Of important note, Potsdam is also a village of artists. Potsdam has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Potsdam’s character.
Also of interest is that Potsdam has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Potsdam telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.37% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Potsdam is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Potsdam to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
For a small village, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Potsdam. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Potsdam.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Potsdam spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.15 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Potsdam. 53.12% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Potsdam in 2010 was $18,139, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $72,556 for a family of four. However, Potsdam contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Potsdam also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.67% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Potsdam home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Potsdam residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Potsdam include Irish, German, Italian, English, French and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Potsdam is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,425|
|POTSDAM HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||15.90%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||84.10%|
|TYPE OF POTSDAM HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||37.91%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||2.40%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||24.38%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||33.71%|
|SIZE OF POTSDAM HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||4.38%|
|AGE OF POTSDAM HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||1.14%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||33.75%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||29.49%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||35.62%|
|POTSDAM REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$95,989|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$828|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $50,000||11.38%|
|$50,001 - $100,000||38.00%|
|$100,001 - $200,000||43.38%|
|$200,001 - $300,000||3.63%|
|$300,001 - $400,000||0.63%|
|$400,001 - $500,000||2.00%|
|$500,001 - $750,000||1.00%|
|$750,001 - $1,000,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF POTSDAM||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||1.93%|
|5 TO 17||5.36%|
|18 TO 24||59.53%|
|25 TO 34||7.74%|
|35 TO 54||10.77%|
|55 TO 64||7.35%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||7.33%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||90.69%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$31,790|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$18,139|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||31.67%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (49.53%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (4.88%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||3.62%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.56%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.15%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.34%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.61%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||4.39%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (18.54%)
French Canadian (2.56%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (87.90%)
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