Introduction to Ogdensburg, New York

Ogdensburg, New York, in St Lawrence county, is 110 miles N of Utica, New York and 210 miles NE of Buffalo, New York.

Ogdensburg History

In 1749, Abbé Picquet built a mission in the present day City of Ogdensburg and named it Fort de La Présentation. Settlement under the American flag began in 1796 and the area was named Ogdensburgh. It was named after Col. Samuel Ogden. Ogdensburgh became the county seat of St. Lawrence County in 1802 and served until 1828. It was incorporated as a village in 1817. In the same year, Ogdensburg removed the "h" from its spelling. In 1868 it was reincorporated as a city. The city is the site of the Ogdensburg Agreement of 1940, which was signed between United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King.

Ogdensburg and nearby Attractions

  • Eel Weir State Park
  • Frederic Remington Art Museum
  • Morristown Gateway Museum
  • Jacques Carter State Park
  • Silas Wright Museum
  • Coles Creek State Park

Things To Do In Ogdensburg

Ogdensburg boasts of several parks and playgrounds. You can also visit Crescent Park, Park Street Athletic Field, Skateboard Park, Maple City Trail and Kids Kingdom during your leisure hours. Golf enthusiasts can spend their free hours at the St Lawrence State Park Golf Course. You can also enjoy a day trip at the Frederick Remington Art Museum and the Morristown Gateway Museum. In addition, the City of Ogdensburg organizes the Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival in the last week of July every year.

Ogdensburg Transportation

Ogdensburg International Airport is located within the city.

Ogdensburg Higher Education

Wadhams Hall Seminary College is the local college. Higher educational facilities are also offered by St. Lawrence University, Jefferson Community College and Clarkson University.


Total Population 10,996
Male Share of the Population 55.6%
Female Share of the Population 44.4%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 3,977
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 37.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.9%
Median Earnings25+ $30,618
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,227
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,323


Median Family Income $52,500
% Above Poverty Level 76.5%
% Below Poverty Level 23.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 33.9%
Median Gross Rent $603
Median House Value $67,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.1%
US/American 0%
English 11.3%
Irish 17.6%

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

Ogdensburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 110 miles N of Utica, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 210 miles NE of Buffalo, New York
County St Lawrence
Standard Zip Codes 13669
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.694
Longitude -75.486

Ogdensburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 52 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 56 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 23.9 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 36.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ogd (13669)

Red Mills (13669)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Canton 11,339 $61,947
Heuvelton 798 $66,250
Morristown 1,943 $55,179
Waddington 2,263 $68,000

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

Ogdensburg Public Libraries

Ogdensburg Public Library
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(315) 393-4325
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Ogdensburg Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(315) 393-3600
Emergency Service: Yes

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