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St. Lawrence County’s population is growing year-over-year, as families who have made this their home for generations are joined by those seeking a safe, rural area to raise their children, escape urban expense and stress, and be part of a community.


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+2.2% YOYHousehold Income*

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A Vibrant Community

The numbers are impressive in print. Even better in person. Come to St. Lawrence County to chat with our local small business owners, visit with your potential neighbors or your B&B host.

St. Lawrence County communities are filled with skilled, motivated workers, a network of businesses helping businesses, and supportive “shop local” residents to help startups thrive.

The in-migration of new residents, coupled with 5 colleges that draw thousands of exceptional students from near and far, represents a bright future for St. Lawrence County’s talent pool.

Collaborations among universities and businesses, state and local workforce training and mentorship of the next generation of entrepreneurs are all making it possible to establish bright business careers right here.

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Population By Age

The median age is 39, highlighting that young families are increasingly making their homes in St. Lawrence County.*

7,342Veterans in the County*

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7%Annual Population Growth*


St. Lawrence County is home to 5 colleges and universities, many technical programs, and one of the region's top-performing K-12 educational system.

88.6%Educational Attainment (HS or higher)*

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3,689College Degrees Awarded Annually

Median Household Income

A healthy middle class is thriving in St. Lawrence County with a Median Household Income growing to $52,071 at last reporting.


With a supportive business community and skilled labor force local and global commerce is on the rise in St. Lawrence County.

5,882Number of Business Firms

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1,500Number of Female Owned Businesses

Housing + Income

Residents of St. Lawrence County find that home ownership is a real possibility and a valuable investment with property values increasing 0.69% over the past 3 years.*

* Population data: United States Census Bureau
* Employment data & household income: Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Department of Labor)
* Veterans population: 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
* Annual population growth: U.S. Census Bureau (2018). American Community Survey 1-year estimates
* Educational attainment: 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
* Property values: U.S. Census Bureau, ACS 5-Year Estimate

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