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New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.

Plattsburgh is a city in Clinton County, New York, USA. The population of the city was 18,816 at the 2000 census. The name of the city is derived from an early landowner. The city of Plattsburgh is located entirely within the original boundaries of the town of Plattsburgh and is in the North Country region of the northeastern part of the state.
Plattsburgh was founded by Zephaniah Platt in 1785 after he was granted the land for it by George Clinton. The community set itself off from the town of Plattsburgh by incorporating as a village in 1815. The city government was established in the former village in 1902. With its significant location on a major water thoroughfare and close to the US-Canadian border, Plattsburgh has been the site of a number of historic events including the Revolutionary War's Battle of Valcour and the War of 1812's Battle of Plattsburgh.
The Saranac River flows through the city into Lake Champlain. The Northway, Interstate 87 is a north-south major highway west of the city. New York State Route 22 and US Route 9 are additional highways traversing the city from north to south. New York State Route 3, New York State Route 190, and New York State Route 374 approach the city from the west.
In the city the population was spread out with 16.5 percent under the age of 18, 27.7 percent from 18 to 24, 23.5 percent from 25 to 44, 18.1 percent from 45 to 64, and 14.1 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males. Jack Stewart is a Mayor of the city.
Presently, Plattsburgh experiences a sharp social, economic and population growth derivative of the strategic position of the locality and the high level of well being and quality of life that is enjoyed with respect to other places of New York.

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