Lake Placid, New York

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Population in 2017: 2,414 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.5%
 
Males: 1,214  (50.3%)
Females: 1,200  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
New York median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 12946.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,679 (it was $28,239 in 2000)
Lake Placid:

$51,679
NY:

$62,909

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $31,047 (it was $18,507 in 2000)

Lake Placid village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $231,632 (it was $103,800 in 2000)
Lake Placid:

$231,632
NY:

$302,400

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $211,963; detached houses: $216,935; townhouses or other attached units: $287,674; in 2-unit structures: $187,517; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $252,822; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $484,396; mobile homes: $88,836

Median gross rent in 2016: $780.

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.1%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.4% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Lake Placid, NY (2016)
    • 2,35889.1%White alone
    • 2198.3%Hispanic
    • 120.5%Asian alone
    • 100.4%Black alone
    • 40.2%American Indian alone
    • 60.2%Two or more races

Races in Lake Placid detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Lake Placid, New York as of August 22, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lake Placid is 882 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Lake Placid by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(37.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(118.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.8)
2
(81.5)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(37.3)
1
(36.5)
1
(36.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(37.3)
4
(146.1)
5
(184.2)
4
(144.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(72.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.5)
1
(39.6)
2
(80.3)
2
(81.3)
1
(40.8)
2
(81.5)
1
(41.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(149.3)
19
(693.9)
11
(405.2)
8
(289.4)
11
(387.3)
10
(360.1)
14
(506.7)
18
(666.7)
10
(394.9)
11
(436.0)
11
(441.6)
6
(243.9)
9
(367.0)
9
(366.9)
5
(206.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
78
(2,912)
43
(1,570)
50
(1,842)
54
(1,954)
38
(1,338)
61
(2,197)
50
(1,810)
51
(1,889)
43
(1,698)
43
(1,704)
38
(1,525)
22
(894.3)
29
(1,183)
15
(611.5)
25
(1,031)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(37.3)
1
(36.5)
1
(36.8)
1
(36.2)
2
(70.4)
1
(36.0)
3
(108.6)
2
(74.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(79.3)
2
(80.3)
1
(40.7)
3
(122.3)
4
(163.1)
2
(82.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/A2
(72.4)
1
(35.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.6)
1
(40.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.6)72.5154.5182.3130.286.3130.4145.5128.1198.3113.0114.472.4135.8144.782.9

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Lake Placid, NY

Crime rate in Lake Placid detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 15 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.95
New York average:

2.87
March 2016 cost of living index in Lake Placid: 91.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (13.9%), German (13.7%), French (11.2%), Irish (9.8%), Italian (4.9%), Serbian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1900

Land area: 1.38 square miles.

Population density: 1,751 people per square mile   (low).

Lake Placid,NY real estate house value index trend

Lake Placid, New York map

157 residents are foreign born (2.2% Europe, 2.2% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

This village:

5.9%
New York:

22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,907 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,167 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (102.5 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (197.1 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (237.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

North Elba, NY (1.3 miles ),
Saranac Lake, NY (2.8 miles ),
St. Armand, NY (2.9 miles ),
Harrietstown, NY (3.2 miles ),
Keene, NY (3.3 miles ),
Wilmington, NY (3.4 miles ),
Jay, NY (3.9 miles ),
Paul Smiths, NY (4.1 miles )
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Latitude: 44.29 N, Longitude: 73.99 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,505 (+56.9%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 919 (58.8%)

Area code: 518

Distribution of median household income in Lake Placid, NY in 2016
Distribution of house value in Lake Placid, NY in 2016
Lake Placid satellite photo by USGS

Lake Placid tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2001: 55 buildings, average cost: $42,600
  • 2002: 59 buildings, average cost: $42,600
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $298,800
  • 2004: 62 buildings, average cost: $299,000
  • 2005: 55 buildings, average cost: $299,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $225,000
  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $562,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $283,300
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $433,300
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $266,700
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $1,700,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $1,770,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $325,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Lake Placid, NY residents
Average permit cost in Lake Placid, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
New York:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +114 (+4.5%).
Most common industries in Lake Placid, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (28.1%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (31.8%)
  • Construction (12.3%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (23.8%)
  • Health care (17.8%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Lake Placid, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Carpenters (4.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)

Average climate in Lake Placid, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lake Placid, New York environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.4. This is better than average.

City:

56.4
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.163. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.163
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 37.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.45. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.45
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Lake Placid-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 29.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 19.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 130.7 miles away from Lake Placid center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.3 miles away from Lake Placid center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.9 miles away from Lake Placid center
On 4/8/2003 at 15:06:14, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.2 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 28.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Essex County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzard: 1, Earthquake: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake Placid topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lake Placid:

  • PLACID MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (CHURCH ST)
  • ADIRONDACK MEDICAL CENTER UIHLEIN (185 OLD MILITARY ROAD)

Airports located in Lake Placid:

Amtrak station:

LAKE PLACID (MAIN ST.) - Seasonal Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Placid:

  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 38 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,934)
  • Champlain College (about 41 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • University of Vermont (about 42 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 43 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 44 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Middlebury College (about 45 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 3,077)
  • SUNY College at Potsdam (about 56 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 4,307)

Public high school in Lake Placid:

Private high schools in Lake Placid:

  • NORTHWOOD SCHOOL (Students: 182, Location: 92 NORTHWOOD RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • NORTH COUNTRY SCHOOL (Students: 84, Location: 4382 CASCADE RD, Grades: 4-9)
  • NATIONAL SPORTS ACADEMY (Students: 78, Location: 821 MIRROR LAKE DR, Grades: 8-12)
  • MOUNTAIN LAKE ACADEMY (Students: 30, Location: 386 RIVER RD, Grades: 8-12, Boys only)

Public elementary/middle school in Lake Placid:

Private elementary/middle school in Lake Placid:

  • ST AGNES SCHOOL (Students: 71, Location: 2322 SARANAC AVE, Grades: PK-3)
See full list of schools located in Lake Placid

Library in Lake Placid:

  • LAKE PLACID PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $152,309; Location: 2471 MAIN STREET; 22,232 books; 4,038 audio materials; 1,267 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 28 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lake Placid: Olympic Arena (A), Lake Placid Public Library (B), Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lake Placid include: Adirondack Community Church (A), Pilgrim Holiness Church (B), Lake Placid Baptist Church (C), New Hope Christian Fellowship (D), Saint Agnes Catholic Church (E), Saint Eustace Episcopal Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Mirror Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Adirondack Museum On Main Store & Gallery Inc (75 Main Street), Olympic Regional Development Authority (Museums; Mt Van Hoevenberg).

Hotels: Alpine Motor Inn & Alpine Cellar (Wilmington Road), Camp Solitude (West Shore), Best Western Golden Arrow (150 Main Street), Carriage House Motor Inn (Cascade Rd), Alpine Air Motel (Sarnac Avenue), Cobble Mountain Lodge (Northwood & Wilmingt), Comfort Inn On Lake Placid (90 Saranac Avenue), Adirondack Inn by the Lake (2625 Main Street), Econo Lodge (Cascade Rd. Sr 73).

Birthplace of: Andrew Weibrecht - Alpine skier, Craig Wood (golfer) - Professional golfer, Chris Ortloff - Politician, Peter Sears (ice hockey) - Olympic ice hockey player.

Essex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lake Placid and their reported violations in the past:

OLYMPIC SPORTS COMPLEX BIATHLON LODGE (Address: 2634 MAIN STREET , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
OLYMPIC SPORTS COMPLEX LAMY LODGE (Address: 2634 MAIN STREET , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
JOHNS BROOK LODGE (Population served: 28, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2013)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
OLYMPIC SPORTS COMPLEX X-COUNTRY (Address: 2634 MAIN STREET , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
HIGH FALLS GORGE/RIVERVIEW CAFE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2009), St Boil Water Order (SEP-16-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-16-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-16-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-04-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
JOHN BROWN STATE HISTORIC SITE (Address: 115 JOHN BROWN ROAD , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This village:

1.9 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

43.1%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

8.7%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
66 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
12 people in college/university student housing in 2010

Banks with branches in Lake Placid (2011 data):

  • NBT Bank, National Association: Lake Placid Branch at 2483 Main Street, branch established on 1909/05/03; Placid Outpost Office at 1944 Saranac Avenue, branch established on 1976/10/25. Info updated 2012/02/02: Bank assets: $5,558.5 mil, Deposits: $4,381.4 mil, headquarters in Norwich, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 133 total offices, Holding Company: Nbt Bancorp Inc.
  • Champlain National Bank: Lake Placid Branch at 1992 Saranac Avenue, branch established on 2006/06/20. Info updated 2008/12/22: Bank assets: $224.9 mil, Deposits: $191.5 mil, headquarters in Elizabethtown, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Champlain Bank Corporation
  • Adirondack Bank: Cold Brook Plaza East Branch at 38 Hadjis Way, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $580.7 mil, Deposits: $477.2 mil, headquarters in Utica, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Adirondack Bancorp, Inc.
  • Community Bank, National Association: Lake Placid Branch at 2297 Saranac Avenue, branch established on 1977/10/24. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $6,460.6 mil, Deposits: $4,840.4 mil, headquarters in Canton, NY, positive income, 175 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank System, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Lake Placid:

Marital status in Lake Placid, NY
  • Never married: 37.6%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Lake Placid:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
New York average:

13.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Lake Placid
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lake Placid, NY (based on Essex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,46717
Mainline Protestant3,36033
Evangelical Protestant1,19713
Other3284
None26,018-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
This county:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Essex County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Essex County:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Essex County:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 72
Essex County:

18.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Essex County:

22.6%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Essex County:

16.0%
New York:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lake Placid:

51.5%
New York:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.4%
State:

47.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
New York:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lake Placid:

18.5%
New York:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.5%
New York:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.0%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

57.7%
New York:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.6%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lake Placid, NY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 14$79,294$67,9662$6,295
Streets and Highways 13$55,027$50,7940$0
Police Protection - Officers 10$42,389$50,8672$3,541
Water Supply 9$44,997$59,9960$0
Firefighters 6$21,474$42,9480$0
Sewerage 4$18,702$56,1060$0
Police - Other 3$8,531$34,1240$0
Other Government Administration 1$5,446$65,3521$454
Financial Administration 1$6,613$79,3560$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,524$30,2883$4,779
Transit 1$2,570$30,8407$7,369
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0$0 1$915
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 63$287,567$54,77516$23,353

Lake Placid government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $147,000 ($60.89)
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $925,000 ($383.18)
    Sewerage: $296,000 ($122.62)
    Regular Highways: $285,000 ($118.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000 ($24.44)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,807,000 ($3234.05)
    Sewerage: $1,527,000 ($632.56)
    General - Other: $1,523,000 ($630.90)
    Police Protection: $1,019,000 ($422.12)
    Water Utilities: $775,000 ($321.04)
    Regular Highways: $670,000 ($277.55)
    Local Fire Protection: $627,000 ($259.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $285,000 ($118.06)
    Transit Utilities: $259,000 ($107.29)
    Housing and Community Development: $175,000 ($72.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $108,000 ($44.74)
    Parking Facilities: $89,000 ($36.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $86,000 ($35.63)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($8.70)
    Central Staff Services: $18,000 ($7.46)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($2.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $843,000 ($349.21)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Financial Administration: $87,000 ($36.04)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $65,000 ($26.93)
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000 ($11.60)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($9.53)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($7.46)
    Parking Facilities: $11,000 ($4.56)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($2.90)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($2.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.83)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,807,000 ($1577.05)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.41)

Lake Placid government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,393,000 ($991.30)
    Parking Facilities: $349,000 ($144.57)
    Other: $68,000 ($28.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($6.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $235,000 ($97.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $146,000 ($60.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $621,000 ($257.25)
    General Local Government Support: $126,000 ($52.20)
    Highways: $40,000 ($16.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $112,000 ($46.40)
    Donations From Private Sources: $34,000 ($14.08)
    General Revenue - Other: $31,000 ($12.84)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($4.56)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $8,639,000 ($3578.71)
    Water Utilities: $1,493,000 ($618.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $156,000 ($64.62)
    Transit Utilities: $132,000 ($54.68)
    General Local Government Support: $33,000 ($13.67)
    Other: $3,000 ($1.24)
  • Tax - Property: $3,357,000 ($1390.64)
    Other License: $58,000 ($24.03)
    Public Utilities Sales: $56,000 ($23.20)

Lake Placid government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,657,000 ($7728.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,503,000 ($7664.87)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,078,000 ($446.56)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $925,000 ($383.18)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,762,000 ($729.91)
    Beginning: $1,001,000 ($414.66)

Lake Placid government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $419,000 ($173.57)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,752,000 ($2382.77)

5.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,489 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
New York average:

4.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clinton County, NY  0.99% ($39,190 average AGI)
from Franklin County, NY  0.83% ($37,524)
from Warren County, NY  0.26% ($38,769)


5.98% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,137 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
New York average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clinton County, NY  1.11% ($34,645 average AGI)
to Franklin County, NY  0.83% ($37,984)
to Warren County, NY  0.41% ($32,548)
Businesses in Lake Placid, NY
NameCountNameCount
Ben & Jerry's1McDonald's1
Best Western1New Balance1
Comfort Inn1Nike1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid1
FedEx2Starbucks1
GNC1Subway1
Gap1True Value1
IZOD1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets3

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Placid:

  • WIRD (920 AM; 5 kW; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID INC)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WNBZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; SARANAC LAKE, NY; Owner: SARANAC LAKE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEAV (960 AM; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTWK (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WVAA (1390 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, KDR, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Placid:

  • W219AK (91.7 FM; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WYZY-FM1 (106.3 FM; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: SARANAC LAKE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WSLL (90.5 FM; SARANAC LAKE, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WYZY (106.3 FM; SARANAC LAKE, NY; Owner: SARANAC LAKE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WRGR (102.3 FM; TUPPER LAKE, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID, INC.)
  • WYUL (94.7 FM; CHATEAUGAY, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WCEL (91.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WXLU (88.3 FM; PERU, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXLH (91.3 FM; BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXLG (89.9 FM; NORTH CREEK, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBTZ (99.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: PLATTSBURGH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIZN (106.7 FM; VERGENNES, VT; Owner: BURLINGTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WXZO (96.7 FM; WILLSBORO, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Placid:

  • W55AI (Channel 55; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: C-22 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPTZ (Channel 5; NORTH POLE, NY; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCFE-TV (Channel 57; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKE PUBLIC TELEVISION COUNCIL)
Lake Placid fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Lake Placid fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.2mTotal length
  • $1,458,000Total costs
  • 9,251Total average daily traffic
  • 277Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,343Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lake Placid)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Lake Placid, NY)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • WSLP Main Studio, 2302 Saranac Avenue (Lat: 44.292222 Lon: -73.989722), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 26 m, Call Sign: WQGL318,
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.000 MHz, Grant Date: 02/21/2007, Expiration Date: 06/01/2022, Certifier: Jonathan M Becker, Registrant: North Country Radio Inc., 800 Village Walk #258, Guilford, CT 06437-2762, Phone: (203) 458-0441, Fax: (203) 458-0441, Email:
  • 232 Main St (Lat: 44.280583 Lon: -73.981528), Overall height: 11.9 m, Call Sign: WLG536, Licensee ID: L01231491,
    Assigned Frequencies: 950.125 MHz, 949.875 MHz, Grant Date: 12/12/1989, Expiration Date: 06/01/2022, Registrant: North Country Radio, Inc., 26f Congress Street #257, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • Holiday Inn, One Olympic Drive (Lat: 44.285583 Lon: -73.987361), Call Sign: KDS913, Licensee ID: L00120432,
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.350 MHz, 454.125 MHz, Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 03/29/1999, Registrant: Arch Capitol District, Inc., 1800 West Park Drive, Suite 350, Westborough, MA 01581
  • Old Military Road (Lat: 44.264750 Lon: -73.977361), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: KQZ790,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.090 MHz, Grant Date: 04/02/2019, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Certifier: Kathy M Paskevich, Registrant: Jkl Communications LLC, 142 Avenue C, Williston, VT 05495, Phone: (802) 860-0000, Fax: (802) 860-5037, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lake Placid)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lake Placid)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 20
  • Hazardous Condition: 96
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 3
Fire incident types in Lake Placid, NY

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lake Placid, NY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lake Placid, New York:

  • Best Western Adirondack, 2625 Main St, Lake Placid, New York 12946 , Phone: (518) 523-2424, Fax: (518) 523-2425
  • Edge Of The Lake Motel, 56 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, New York 12946 , Phone: (518) 523-9430
  • Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid, 101 Olympic Dr, Lake Placid, New York 12946 , Phone: (518) 523-2556, Fax: (518) 523-9410
  • Comfort Inn On Lake Placid, 2125 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, New York 12946 , Phone: (518) 523-9555, Fax: (518) 523-4765
  • High Peaks Resort, 2384 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, New York 12946 , Phone: (518) 523-4411, Fax: (518) 523-9908
  • Edelweiss Motel, 2806 Wilmington Rd, Lake Placid, New York 12946 , Phone: (518) 523-3821
  • Best Western Golden Arrow Hotel, 2559 Main St, Lake Placid, New York 12946 , Phone: (518) 523-3353, Fax: (518) 523-8063
  • Courtyard By Marriott, 5920 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid, New York 12946 , Phone: (518) 523-2900, Fax: (518) 523-2901
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lake Placid, New York
Most common first names in Lake Placid, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6184.8 years
William4574.4 years
John4378.1 years
Helen3584.3 years
Robert3367.2 years
George3177.8 years
Margaret2779.2 years
Charles2777.4 years
James2574.8 years
Dorothy2480.8 years
Most common last names in Lake Placid, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2478.2 years
Lawrence1878.6 years
Wilson1475.2 years
Preston1377.5 years
Strack1372.5 years
Bickford1277.4 years
Wood1275.3 years
Perkins1273.1 years
Taylor1178.2 years
Jones1176.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lake Placid, NY
  • 58.7%Electricity
  • 18.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.4%Utility gas
  • 9.6%Wood
  • 4.0%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lake Placid, NY
  • 62.7%Electricity
  • 25.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.7%Utility gas
  • 6.9%Solar energy


Lake Placid compared to New York state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Lake Placid on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #68 (12946) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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