Ogdensburg, New York

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Ogdensburg, New York

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. The city contains a population of approximately 12,364.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Ogdensburg Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Ogdensburg Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Ogdensburg Short Commute Times
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Ogdensburg Low Violent Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Ogdensburg Walking and Biking to Work
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Ogdensburg Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Ogdensburg, New York

Comparing Ogdensburg 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Age of the Population 5 3
Senior Citizens 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 3
Portion of People Married 2 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 8
Low Property Crime 3 1

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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
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Ogdensburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 12,364 100%
Male 6,932 56.1%
Female 5,432 43.9%
Under 18 2,637 21.3%
18+ 9,727 78.7%
65+ 1,538 12.4%
Median Age 36.5
Average Family Size 2.98
White 10,515 85%
African-American 1,227 9.9%
Asian 85 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 99 0.8%
Other 348 2.8%
Mixed Race 83 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 769 6.2%

Estimated Ogdensburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 11,422
Growth -942
Growth % -7.6%

Ogdensburg 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
French (except Basque) 26.6%
US/American 13.6%
Irish 13.3%
French Canadian 11.5%
English 9.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
Italian 5%
German 4.5%
Scottish 2.4%
Canadian 1.7%
Polish 1.6%
Dutch 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Welsh 0.6%
British 0.3%
Syrian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ogdensburg 12,364 $36,236
Canton 5,882 $59,211
Heuvelton 804 $38,056
Morristown 456 $30,938
Rensselaer Falls 337 $33,125
Richville 274 $39,375
Waddington 923 $46,389

Ogdensburg Public Libraries

Ogdensburg Public Library
Ogdensburg, New York
(315) 393-4325
Library Web Site

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Ogdensburg Hospitals

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

Wal-mart in Ogdensburg

(As of 2006)
3000 Ford Street Extension
(315) 394-8990
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