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Demographics

People

Total Population2,639
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens15.6%
Employed Population 16+1,539
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married39.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.8%
Median Earnings25+$32,460
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,636
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,935

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,470
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.8%
% Using Public Transportation4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone45.8%
Median Gross Rent$758
Median House Value$219,300

Ancestry

German17.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.6%
Irish16.1%
French Except Basque8.5%
English6%
Italian5.6%
Polish5.2%
Dutch3.6%
Scottish2.8%
Arab2.3%
Lebanese2.3%
Canadian2.2%
Serbian1.9%
Portuguese1.6%
Welsh1.5%
Romanian0.9%
Czech0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Swiss0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Russian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
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Lake Placid Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes12946
Phone Area Codes518
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.28
Approximate 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)

StationLAKE PLACID 2 S
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp5 to 27 F
Apr Temp28 to 52 F
Jul Temp53 to 78 F
Oct Temp34 to 56 F
Annual Precip39.8 inches
StationELIZABETHTOWN
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp4 to 28 F
Apr Temp30 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 82 F
Oct Temp33 to 58 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationNEWCOMB
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp2 to 24 F
Apr Temp28 to 49 F
Jul Temp53 to 76 F
Oct Temp33 to 54 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Au Sable Forks426$61,154
Redford503$0
Saranac Lake5,569$60,882
Tupper Lake3,523$59,265

Lake Placid Public Libraries

Lake Placid Public Library
2471 MAIN STREET
Lake Placid, New York
(518) 523-3200

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Lake Placid Hospitals

Adirondack Medical Center-lake Placid Site
Church Street

Lake Placid Public Schools

Lake Placid Elementary School
318 Old Military Rd
ZIP: 12946
(518) 523-3640
Primary
Total Enrollment 286
Lake Placid Junior-senior High School
34 School St
ZIP: 12946
(518) 523-2474
Other
Total Enrollment 374

Lake Placid Private Schools

Mountain Lake Academy
386 River Rd
ZIP: 12946
Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
National Sports Academy
821 Mirror Lake Dr
ZIP: 12946
Secondary
Total Enrollment 78
North Country School
4382 Cascade Rd
ZIP: 12946
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 84
Northwood School
92 Northwood Rd
ZIP: 12946
Secondary
Total Enrollment 182
St Agnes School
2322 Saranac Ave
ZIP: 12946
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
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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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