Lake George, New York

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Lake George, New York

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High Points

Lake George strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

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College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Lake George College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Lake George Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Lake George Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Lake George Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Lake George, New York

Comparing Lake George to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 6
Well-Paid Single Women 9 5
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Age of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 5 3
Senior Citizens 4 5
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 1
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 7
Median Family Income 7 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
People Above Poverty 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 4
Short Commute Times 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Rents 3 7
Housing Recently Built 3 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 7

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Lake George Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 153 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Warren
Metro Area Glens Falls
Standard Zip Codes 12845
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.426
Longitude -73.712

Lake George Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
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Lake George Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 985 100%
Male 488 49.5%
Female 497 50.5%
Under 18 222 22.5%
18+ 763 77.5%
65+ 137 13.9%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 2.9
White 959 97.4%
African-American 10 1%
Asian 6 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 6 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.7%

Estimated Lake George Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 991
Growth 6
Growth % 0.6%

Lake George Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 22.3%
Italian 17.4%
German 12.1%
English 10.7%
French (except Basque) 6.6%
US/American 5.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
French Canadian 3.2%
Polish 3.1%
Scottish 2.8%
Dutch 2.8%
Swedish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Canadian 1%
Welsh 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Norwegian 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
Russian 0.6%
Moroccan 0.6%
British 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
Armenian 0.5%
Lebanese 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lake George, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Assembly Point (12845)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lake George 985 $45,625
Corinth 2,474 $39,205
Glens Falls 14,354 $42,266
Hudson Falls 6,927 $37,628
South Glens Falls 3,368 $41,694
Warrensburg 3,208 $32,689
West Glens Falls 6,721 $45,205

Lake George Public Libraries

Caldwell-lake George Library
Lake George, New York
(518) 668-2528
Library Web Site
Mountainside Free Library
3090 ROUTE 9L
Lake George, New York

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Lake George High Schools (2004)

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Serves 553 students.

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Historic Lake George


Marion House i.e. Hotel from the lake c1904.

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Marion House i.e. Hotel from the lake c1904.

Lake George from Fort William Henry Hotel c1908.

The Pergola Casino (Fort William Henry Hotel) between 1900 and 1920

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