2008 - 2012 American Community Survey
Data Sets from the Census 2010
The following tables were compiled by NYS Empire State Development from 2010 Census Redistricting Data (PL94-171 data). These tables include:
- Table 1: Total Population, Housing Units, Land Area and Population Density in 2010 for NYS, St. Lawrence County, the City of Ogdensburg and towns, villages and Census Designated Places (CDPs) within the County.
- Table 2: Total Population Change, 2000 to 2010 for NYS, St. Lawrence County, the City of Ogdensburg, and towns and villages within the County.
- Table 3: Total Population Change by Percent Change for SLC Communities. This Table was sorted by the County Planning Office from data found in Table 2, above.
Table 1 shows that the County had an official population in 2010 of 111,944 persons. This Table includes population data for Census Designated Places (CDPs); for the first time St. Lawrence County is able to see population figures for recently-established CDPs including: Colton; Cranberry Lake; DeKalb Junction; Hailesboro; Hannawa Falls; Madrid; Parishville; as well as previously-established CDPs in Brasher Falls and Winthrop, Norfolk, and Star Lake. Henceforth, the Census Bureau will collect and report data for all of these CDPs.
If you want to see maps for these CDPs, please contact the Planning Office to get PDF copies; or go to http://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/dc10map/tract/st36_ny/c36089_st_lawrence/
Click on DC10CT_C36089_000.pdf for an index map of the County; then you can click on Maps 1, 2, 3, or 4 for the specific CDP you want to see.
Table 2 shows that population in St. Lawrence County increased by 25 persons over revised population data reported for 2000. The revised figure stated for 2000 (111,919 persons) represents a revised total population, after the Census Bureau had completed its Census count Question Resolution program. [The previously-reported “official” 2000 population figure (PL-94-171 data, used for redistricting purposes) for St. Lawrence County was 111,931 persons.]
Table 3 shows how population changed in communities throughout the County during the decade. Twenty-one towns showed an increase in population; eleven towns declined. The Towns of Lawrence, Rossie and DeKalb each increased population by more than 10%. No towns lost more than 10% of population. In addition, five villages gained population; eight villages lost population. The City of Ogdensburg lost 10% of its population between 2000 and 2010.
For additional data for communities throughout New York from the 2010 Census, please refer to the NYS Data Center at http://www.empire.state.ny.us/NYSDataCenter/Census2010.html
Interestingly, the increase in population for St. Lawrence County, however small, represents a significant difference from the Census Bureau’s estimates. Throughout the decade from 2000 to 2010, the Census Bureau had predicted that St. Lawrence County was losing population; the Census Bureau estimated that population in the County had fallen to 109,531 persons as of April 1, 2010 (the official date of the 2010 Census). Another Census Bureau product, the American Community Survey, also estimated that population in the County had fallen; the ACS 2005 - 2009 5-year estimate reported County population at 109,742 persons, while the ACS 2009 1-year estimate reported County population at 109,715 persons.
(ACS data are available at http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DatasetMainPageServlet?_program=ACS&_submenuId=&_lang=en&_ts=)
The purpose of this discussion is not to denigrate the Census Bureau’s estimation process, but instead to highlight the significance of the actual population increase reported for the 2010 Census. A study by the Brookings Institution (2009) indicated that communities in New York receive over $2,200 per person per year in Federal funds allocated by Census data; therefore, the fact that St. Lawrence County has more than 2,000 additional residents than had been estimated may result in our County receiving up to $4 million more in Federal funds each year for the next decade.
In addition, as the American Community Survey gathers and reports data in years to come, the ACS will need to adjust its model to reflect that population in St. Lawrence County remained stable, rather than declining during the period 2000-2010. The 2010 data will become the new baseline for population estimates in subsequent years.
For access to all the 2010 Census data from the Census Bureau, please go to
It is highly recommended that you use the video tutorials to become familiar with the new version of American Factfinder (used to report data from the 2010 Census; it is significantly different from the “legacy” version of Factfinder used to report ACS data). These tutorials can be found at http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/aff2.html
Data Sets from the Census 2000
|Public Law 94-171 Data
for New York Local Government Areas
Comparative Census Data 1990 - 2000
Data released by the US Census Bureau pursuant to Public Law 94-171 are used for redistricting purposes. These data are the first reports from the 2000 Census. The tables included here have PL data for all communities in New York State, sorted by county. Within each table are data for St. Lawrence County communities.
Comparative Data Tables
Notes on Comparative Data
4-page profiles for St. Lawrence County communities, based on Census long-form sample data
Summary File 1 Tables
10-page profiles for St. Lawrence County communities, based on 100% sample data
Summary File 3 Profiles
58-page profiles for St. Lawrence County Communities, based on Census long-form sample data
Links for Additional Information