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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,937
Male Share of the Population56.7%
Female Share of the Population43.3%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+3,958
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married40.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,306
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,141

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,196
% Above Poverty Level77.7%
% Below Poverty Level22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone32.1%
Median Gross Rent$591
Median House Value$68,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.8%
French Except Basque16.3%
Irish15.9%
English11%
German9.7%
Canadian7.4%
Italian6%
Polish4.4%
Dutch1.9%
Scottish1.7%
West Indian1.4%
African1.1%
Swedish1%
Belgian0.8%
Jamaican0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Arab0.4%
Russian0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Romanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Ogdensburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Lawrence County
Standard Zip Codes13669
Phone Area Codes315
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.7
Approximate Longitude-75.47

Ogdensburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationOGDENSBURG 4 NE
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp6 to 24 F
Apr Temp34 to 52 F
Jul Temp60 to 80 F
Oct Temp39 to 56 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationGOUVERNEUR 3 NW
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp4 to 26 F
Apr Temp31 to 53 F
Jul Temp56 to 80 F
Oct Temp35 to 57 F
Annual Precip37.4 inches
StationLAWRENCEVILLE 3 SW
Distance36.3 miles
Jan Temp6 to 26 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp59 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Canton11,290$69,412
Heuvelton603$67,321
Morristown1,840$58,393
Rensselaer Falls369$52,500
Richville330$63,333
Waddington2,160$72,159

Ogdensburg Public Libraries

Ogdensburg Public Library
312 WASHINGTON STREET
Ogdensburg, New York
(315) 393-4325

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Ogdensburg Hospitals

Claxton-hepburn Medical Center
(Non-profit)
214 King St
(315) 393-3600

Ogdensburg Public Schools

John F Kennedy School
801-809 Park St
ZIP: 13669
(315) 393-4264
Primary
Total Enrollment 701
Lincoln School
1515 Knox
ZIP: 13669
(315) 393-7836
Madill School
800 Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 13669
(315) 393-7729
Primary
Total Enrollment 296
Ogdensburg Free Academy
1100 State St
ZIP: 13669
(315) 393-0900
High
Total Enrollment 660
Saint Lawrence Children & Youth Services
1 Chimney Point Dr
ZIP: 13669
(315) 541-2591
Other
Total Enrollment 31

Ogdensburg Private Schools

St Marguerite D'youville Academy
315 Gates St
ZIP: 13669
Elementary
Total Enrollment 72
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