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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Potsdam is a town in New York with a population of 16,197. Potsdam is in St. Lawrence County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Potsdam offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Potsdam there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many young professionals live in Potsdam and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Potsdam are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$756
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    37%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Potsdam

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,743
National
$55,322

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Potsdam Reviews

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Potsdam is a college town that gives a small town feeling. There is restaurants and cafes to go to while you visit. There are also a lot of athletics at certain college's that you can go to to watch. There is Clarkson University which is a Division 1 school for athletics, and there is also SUNY Potsdam which is a Division 3 school for athletics. I have been to Potsdam many times and I still love going there often! Never disappoints.
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Just the right mix of liveliness and quaintness! The town is packed full of events, really neat little shops, and a ton of restaurants. Though the movie theater is old and a little gross, it still gets the job done when it comes to watching newly released movies. The best part of town is also incredibly close to Clarkson University's campus!
Great area! Lots of snow, but that's to be expected in the North Country. Several Colleges within 30 minutes of the town. Very nice nature trails, and there's a beach!