The U.S. Census Bureau has released five-year estimate data for St. Lawrence County villages and towns, which is available at http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml?refresh=t. 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. In New York and the U.S. as a whole, females outnumbered males.
■ 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.
■ Over 50 percent of housing in the county was constructed before 1960. For the U.S. as a whole, half of all housing units were constructed before 1980.
■ Fourteen percent of homes in the county are heated with wood, compared to 2 percent state-wide.
■ Median household income in the county at $43,745 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.