Dexter, New York

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High Points

Dexter strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Dexter Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Dexter Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 10% Dexter Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Dexter Low Violent Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 18% Dexter Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Dexter, New York

Comparing Dexter to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 3
Senior Citizens 5 6
Age of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 1
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 7
Portion of People Married 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
Median Family Income 5 2
People Above Poverty 4 2
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Public Transportation Use 7 2
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 5
Affordability of Rents 7 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
People Living Alone 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Housing Recently Built 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 9 9

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Dexter Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 66 miles N of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 162 miles NE of Buffalo, New York
County Jefferson
Standard Zip Codes 13634
P.O. Box Zip Codes 13657
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.007
Longitude -76.044

Dexter Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 35.3 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 35 to 57 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Distance 51.1 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 24 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 55 to 74 F
Oct Temp 35 to 53 F
Annual Precip 49.4 inches
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Dexter Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,120 100%
Male 492 43.9%
Female 628 56.1%
Under 18 323 28.8%
18+ 797 71.2%
65+ 173 15.4%
Median Age 36.2
Average Family Size 3.1
White 1,096 97.9%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 5 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 13 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.6%

Estimated Dexter Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,138
Growth 18
Growth % 1.6%

Dexter Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 20.5%
French (except Basque) 16.1%
English 15.3%
German 12.6%
US/American 8.9%
Italian 7.2%
French Canadian 4.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
Polish 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Scottish 1.5%
Finnish 1.3%
Dutch 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
British 0.6%
Canadian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Swedish 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dexter, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Adams Cove (13634)
Guffin Bay (13634)
Limerick (13657)
Muskalounge (13634)
Perch River (13634)
Pillar Point (13634)
Sherwin Bay (13634)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dexter 1,120 $40,000
Brownville 1,022 $44,881
Chaumont 592 $49,107
Depauville 512 $35,893
Glen Park 487 $42,500
Sackets Harbor 1,386 $51,397
Watertown 26,705 $36,115

Dexter Public Libraries

Dexter Free Library
Dexter, New York
(315) 639-6785
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