St. Lawrence County, NY

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Population

110,817

0.638% decline

Median Age

38


Median Household Income

$48,330

4.36% growth

Poverty Rate

19.4%


Number of Employees

44,013

0.202% decline

Median Property Value

$88,000

0.686% growth

About

In 2017, St. Lawrence County, NY had a population of 111k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $48,330. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of St. Lawrence County, NY declined from 111,529 to 110,817, a -0.638% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,313 to $48,330, a 4.36% increase.

The population of St. Lawrence County, NY is 92.1% White Alone, 2.28% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.23% Black or African American Alone. 8.14% of the people in St. Lawrence County, NY speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Lawrence County, NY are Clarkson University (1,232 degrees awarded in 2016), SUNY College at Potsdam (967 degrees), and SUNY College of Technology at Canton (869 degrees).

The median property value in St. Lawrence County, NY is $88,000, and the homeownership rate is 72.5%. Most people in St. Lawrence County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Lawrence County, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of St. Lawrence County, NY employs 44k people. The largest industries in St. Lawrence County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,535 people), Educational Services (7,343 people), and Retail Trade (5,795 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,375), Public Administration ($60,100), and Manufacturing ($47,106).

Median household income in St. Lawrence County, NY is $48,330. Males in St. Lawrence County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in St. Lawrence County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,330

2017 value

± $1,867

4.36%

1 Year Growth

± 4.88%

Households in St. Lawrence County, NY have a median annual income of $48,330, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,313 in 2016, which represents a 4.36% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in St. Lawrence County, NY made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in St. Lawrence County, NY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of St. Lawrence County, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Lawrence County, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4912

  2. Census Tract 4920

  3. Census Tract 4913

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Lawrence County, NY was Census Tract 4912 with a value of $62,083, followed by Census Tract 4920 and Census Tract 4913, with respective values of $59,847 and $57,314.

The following map shows all of the tracts in St. Lawrence County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Lawrence County, NY (19.1k out of 98.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    18,030 ± 852

  2. Two Or More

    568 ± 139

  3. Hispanic

    271 ± 97

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Lawrence County, NY is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

44k

2017 Value

± 1,233

-0.202%

1 Year decline

± 3.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Lawrence County, NY declined at a rate of -0.202%, from 44.1k employees to 44k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Lawrence County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,313 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (4,335 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,093 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Lawrence County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of St. Lawrence County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,313 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (4,335 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,093 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Lawrence County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.81 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.16 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of St. Lawrence County, NY, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($68,067), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,250), and Protective Service Occupations ($63,941).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

44k

2017 Value

± 1,233

-0.202%

1 Year decline

± 3.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Lawrence County, NY declined at a rate of -0.202%, from 44.1k employees to 44k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Lawrence County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,535 people), Educational Services (7,343 people), and Retail Trade (5,795 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Lawrence County, NY, though some of these residents may live in St. Lawrence County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in St. Lawrence County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,535 people), Educational Services (7,343 people), and Retail Trade (5,795 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Lawrence County, NY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.38 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.8 times), and Public Administration (1.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in St. Lawrence County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($91,375), Public Administration ($60,100), and Manufacturing ($47,106).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics with $47.2B and Misc. mfg. prods. and $45.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.3% of the population of St. Lawrence County, NY has health coverage, with 45% on employee plans, 20.3% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.79% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of St. Lawrence County, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in St. Lawrence County, NY see 1982 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.98% increase from the previous year (1888 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2620 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 570 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,982 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in St. Lawrence County, NY see an average of 1,982 patients per year. This represents a 4.98% increase from the previous year (1,888 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in St. Lawrence County, NY in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.73%

Uninsured

45%

Employer Coverage

20.3%

Medicaid

11.6%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

1.79%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Lawrence County, NY declined by 10.5% from 8.63% to 7.73%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Lawrence County, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

St. Lawrence County, NY is home to a population of 111k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.05% of St. Lawrence County, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of St. Lawrence County, NY is composed of 102k White Alone residents (92.1%), 2.53k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.28%), 2.47k Black or African American Alone residents (2.23%), 1.65k Two or More Races residents (1.49%), 1.19k Asian Alone residents (1.07%), 762 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.688%), 104 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0938%), and 60 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0541%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in St. Lawrence County, NY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,969 speakers), Other West Germanic Languages (1,577 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (1,146 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in St. Lawrence County, NY was 38. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in St. Lawrence County, NY are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all St. Lawrence County, NY residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.24%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.05% of St. Lawrence County, NY residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Lawrence County, NY was 4.24%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of St. Lawrence County, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 St. Lawrence County, NY residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of St. Lawrence County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in St. Lawrence County, NY was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    102k ± 59

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.53k ± 236

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.47k ± 153

In 2017, there were 40.4 times more White Alone residents (102k people) in St. Lawrence County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.53k Hispanic or Latino and 2.47k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in St. Lawrence County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,969 speakers (1.86%)

  2. Other West Germanic Languages

    1,577 speakers (1.49%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    1,146 speakers (1.08%)

8.14% of St. Lawrence County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in St. Lawrence County, NY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.86% of the overall population of St. Lawrence County, NY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.49% speak Other West Germanic Languages and 1.08% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,591 ± 228

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,056 ± 224

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    969 ± 207

St. Lawrence County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in St. Lawrence County, NY awarded 3,798 degrees. The student population of St. Lawrence County, NY is skewed towards men, with 6,957 male students and 6,792 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Lawrence County, NY are White (2,872 and 79.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (220 and 6.1%), Black or African American (188 and 5.21%), and Unknown (134 and 3.71%).

The largest universities in St. Lawrence County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Clarkson University (1,232 and 32.4%), SUNY College at Potsdam (967 and 25.5%), and SUNY College of Technology at Canton (869 and 22.9%).

The most popular majors in St. Lawrence County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (251 and 6.61%), Mechanical Engineering (177 and 4.66%), and General Psychology (168 and 4.42%).

The median tuition costs in St. Lawrence County, NY are $47,981 for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $15,057 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 145 degrees awarded

  2. 168 degrees awarded

  3. 145 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in St. Lawrence County, NY was General Biological Sciences with 145 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in St. Lawrence County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,232 degrees awarded

  2. 967 degrees awarded

  3. 869 degrees awarded

$6,470

Median In-State Public

$47,981

Median Private

In 2016, the St. Lawrence County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clarkson University with 1,232 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,860

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,938

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,860 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Lawrence County, NY, which is 0.96 times less than the 1,938 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in St. Lawrence County, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,872 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    220 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    188 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in St. Lawrence County, NY were to White students. These 2,872 degrees mean that there were 13.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 220 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Lawrence County, NY was $88,000 in 2017, which is 0.404 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $87,400 to $88,000, a 0.686% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Lawrence County, NY is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in St. Lawrence County, NY have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in St. Lawrence County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$48,330

Median Household Income

± $1,867

41.6k

Number of Households

± 1,164

In 2017, the median household income of the 41.6k households in St. Lawrence County, NY grew to $48,330 from the previous year's value of $46,313.

The following chart displays the households in St. Lawrence County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$88,000

2017 Median

± $1,672

$87,400

2016 Median

± $1,952

In 2017, the median property value in St. Lawrence County, NY grew to to $88,000 from the previous year's value of $87,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in St. Lawrence County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Lawrence County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in St. Lawrence County, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Lawrence County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

72.5%

2017 Homeownership

71.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.5% of the housing units in St. Lawrence County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in St. Lawrence County, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in St. Lawrence County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Lawrence County, NY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Lawrence County, NY have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.88% of the workforce in St. Lawrence County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.79%

  3. Walked

    6.12%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in St. Lawrence County, NY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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