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People

Total Population 2,539
Male Share of the Population 52.1%
Female Share of the Population 47.9%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,453
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 40.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,737
% Above Poverty Level 90.2%
% Below Poverty Level 9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11%
% Using Public Transportation 4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 46.8%
Median Gross Rent $744
Median House Value $219,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.2%
US/American 0%
English 6.1%
Irish 15.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lake Placid Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 101 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 198 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 12946
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.279
Longitude -73.98

Lake Placid Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LAKE PLACID 2 S
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 27 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 53 to 78 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 39.8 inches
Station ELIZABETHTOWN
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 28 F
Apr Temp 30 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station NEWCOMB
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 24 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 53 to 76 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Au Sable Forks 472 $64,375

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lake Placid Public Libraries

Library
Lake Placid Public Library
67 MAIN STREET
Lake Placid, New York
(518) 523-3200
Library Web Site

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Lake Placid High Schools

LAKE PLACID JSHS
250 MAIN ST
518-523-2474
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 522 students.

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Historic Lake Placid

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Stevens House golf links c1909

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Stevens House golf links c1909

Steven's House c1902.

Eighth green (Stevens House golf links) between 1900 and 1910

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