Star Lake, New York

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Star Lake, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Star Lake Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 18% Star Lake Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Star Lake, New York

Comparing Star Lake 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
Age of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 4
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 6 7
Racial Diversity 4 2
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 3
College Educated Adults 6 2
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
People Above Poverty 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 4 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 4 1
Working at Home 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 10
Affordability of Rents 5 9
Housing Recently Built 4 7

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Star Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 73 miles N of Utica, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 212 miles NE of Buffalo, New York
County St Lawrence
Standard Zip Codes 13690
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.159
Longitude -75.031

Star Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 25 F
Apr Temp 28 to 51 F
Jul Temp 54 to 77 F
Oct Temp 34 to 55 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 24 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 55 to 74 F
Oct Temp 35 to 53 F
Annual Precip 49.4 inches
Distance 31.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 25 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 54 to 75 F
Oct Temp 34 to 55 F
Annual Precip 50.3 inches
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Star Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 860 100%
Male 421 49%
Female 439 51%
Under 18 203 23.6%
18+ 657 76.4%
65+ 144 16.7%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 2.85
White 822 95.6%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 4 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 1.6%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 15 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1%

Star Lake 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
French (except Basque) 20%
French Canadian 15%
US/American 12.9%
Irish 12.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.8%
English 9.5%
German 5.8%
Italian 4.3%
Scottish 3.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Welsh 1%
Swedish 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Greek 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Turkish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Benson Mines (13690)

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)
Star Lake 860 $42,292
Edwards 465 $35,417
Gouverneur 4,263 $29,192
Harrisville 653 $32,946
Hermon 402 $34,583
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Star Lake High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 194 students.

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