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New U.S. Census data available for St. Lawrence County towns and villages

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CANTON — The U.S. Census Bureau has released five-year estimate data for St. Lawrence County villages and towns, which is available at http://wdt.me/XY3CCX. The county Planning Office has aggregated data, which is available at www.co.st-lawrence.ny.us/About/Census.

Some of the information provided includes:

■ The median age in St. Lawrence County matches the national figure of 37.2, slightly younger than the state figure of 38 years.

■ At 50.9 percent to 49.1 percent, there are more men than women in the county.

■ Single-family detached homes make up 69.7 percent of all housing in the county. The state average for these units is 42.1 percent.

■ More than 50 percent of housing in the county was constructed before 1960.

■ Fourteen percent of homes in the county are heated with wood, compared with 2 percent statewide.

■ At $43,745, median household income in the county was lower than for the state as a whole at $57,683.

■ Poverty in the county, at 18.5 percent, was higher than for the rest of the state, which was 14.9 percent.

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