Cumberland Head, New York

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Cumberland Head is a census-designated place and region of the Town of Plattsburgh in Clinton County, New York, United States. The population was 1,532 at the 2000 census.

Cumberland Head is a peninsula projecting into Lake Champlain, and includes the communities of Rocky Point and Champlain Park.

A landing for the Lake Champlain Transportation Company's ferry to Gordon Landing on Grand Isle, Vermont is near the south end of Cumberland Head. Cumberland Bay State Park is located at the northern end of the peninsula.

There is a historic lighthouse on the end of Cumberland Head.



Cumberland Head is located at 44°42′59″N 73°24′9″W / 44.71639°N 73.4025°W / 44.71639; -73.4025 (44.716345, -73.402603)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,532 people, 629 households, and 439 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 413.9 per square mile (159.9/km²). There were 793 housing units at an average density of 214.3/sq mi (82.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.08% White, 1.50% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population. Common ancestries included English (18.8%), French (17.6%), Irish (15.6%), French Canadian (12.6%), Polish (7.4%), and a few Italian-American families.

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