Introduction to Massena, New York

Massena, New York is 127 miles N of Utica, New York and 243 miles NE of Buffalo, New York. It is in St Lawrence county.

Massena History

The area now known as the Village of Massena was originally inhabited by Native Americans. It was first settled in by Europeans in the late 1700s and was incorporated on March 3, 1802. The village was named after French general André Masésna. Lumbering was one of the prominent industries of the area at the time of its inception.

Massena and nearby Attractions

  • Robert Moses State Park
  • Massena Museum
  • Wilson Hill Wildlife Area
  • Saint Lawrence State Park
  • Potsdam Public Museum
  • Colonial Village Family Fun Park

Things To Do In Massena

Alcoa Park, Robert Moses State Park and the amusement and theme park of Aladdin's Castle are all in the Massena area. Shopping can be enjoyed at the St. Lawrence Centre Mall. Other tourist attractions of the village include the St. Lawrence Seaway and the St. Lawrence- Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project. You can also visit the Massena Museum to explore the history of the village.

Massena Transportation

Massena International Airport is nearby.

Massena Higher Education

The Massena School of Business lies within the village. St Lawrence University, Clarkson University and SUNY College at Potsdam also offer facilities for higher studies.


Total Population 12,721
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,966
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 43.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $52,861
% Above Poverty Level 78%
% Below Poverty Level 22%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 34.3%
Median Gross Rent $709
Median House Value $77,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19%
US/American 0.2%
English 9%
Irish 20.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Massena Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 127 miles N of Utica, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 243 miles NE of Buffalo, New York
County St Lawrence
Standard Zip Codes 13662
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.928
Longitude -74.892

Massena Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 25 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 35.8 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Station MALONE
Distance 28.7 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 31 to 49 F
Jul Temp 57 to 76 F
Oct Temp 36 to 54 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Massena Center (13662)

Massena Springs (13662)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brushton 578 $59,063
Norfolk 4,636 $50,383
Potsdam 16,263 $71,063
Waddington 2,263 $68,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Massena Public Libraries

Massena Public Library
Massena, New York
(315) 769-9914
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Massena Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(315) 764-1711
Emergency Service: Yes

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