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Population in 2012: 2,497 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 

Males: 1,421  (56.9%)
Females: 1,076  (43.1%)

Median resident age:  41.5 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 12946.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,735 (it was $28,239 in 2000)
Lake Placid:

$42,735
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,603

Lake Placid village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $224,301 (it was $103,800 in 2000)
Lake Placid:

$224,301
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $363,606; Detached houses: $358,286; Townhouses or other attached units: $313,693; In 2-unit structures: $466,793; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $246,238; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $620,263; Mobile homes: $43,930

Median gross rent in 2012: $720.

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  • White alone - 2,391 (94.8%)
  • Asian alone - 44 (1.7%)
  • Hispanic - 33 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 20 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.08%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lake Placid: 96.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (14.9%), German (14.3%), French (11.2%), Italian (10.3%), English (6.4%), Scottish (5.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1900

Land area: 1.38 square miles.

Population density: 1,811 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lake Placid:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Placid village:

  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 39.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

158 residents are foreign born (3.9% Europe, 2.1% North America, 1.1% Asia).

This village:  7.2%
New York:  22.6%



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 October 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lake Placid to the number of sex offenders is 832 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,118 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,442 (1.5%)

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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+: New York, NY (247.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.29 N, Longitude: 73.99 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,451 (+111.9%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 958 (76.5%)

Area code: 518

Lake Placid household income distribution Lake Placid home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Lake Placid by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 011010001030
per 100,000 0.037.637.30.036.80.00.00.036.20.0118.50.0
Robberies 111110000000
per 100,000 37.837.637.336.536.80.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 641454020011
per 100,000 227.0150.237.3146.1184.2144.70.072.00.00.039.539.6
Burglaries 911419118111014181011
per 100,000 340.5413.1149.3693.9405.2289.4387.3360.1506.7666.7394.9436.0
Thefts 626778435054386150514343
per 100,000 2345.82516.02911.51570.51841.61953.71338.02196.61809.61888.91698.31704.3
Auto thefts 771111213202
per 100,000 264.9262.937.336.536.836.270.436.0108.674.10.079.3
Arson 0N/AN/AN/AN/A2100001
per 100,000 0.0N/AN/AN/AN/A72.435.20.00.00.00.039.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 84.095.376.666.378.355.937.056.062.555.085.148.5

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

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Lake Placid, New York accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +114 (+4.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (28%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Lake Placid-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 53% 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 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 20.3 miles away from the city 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 the city 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 Lake Placid center
On 5/24/2002 at 23:46:00, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.1 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 21.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Essex County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Earthquake: 1, Power Outage: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake Placid topographic map

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Lake Placid:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Lake Placid, NY

Airports located in Lake Placid:

  • Lake Placid Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 2,900, Itinerant Ops: 6,800, Local Ops: 10,200, Military Ops: 100)

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 39 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,847)
  • Champlain College (about 41 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • University of Vermont (about 41 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,405)
  • Middlebury College (about 45 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • SUNY College at Potsdam (about 56 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 4,011)
  • Clarkson University (about 57 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 3,129)
  • St Lawrence University (about 62 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,297)

Public high schools in Lake Placid:

Private high schools in Lake Placid:

  • NORTHWOOD SCHOOL (Students: 170; Location: 92 NORTHWOOD RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • NATIONAL SPORTS ACADEMY (Students: 77; Location: 821 MIRROR LAKE DR; Grades: 8 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lake Placid:

Private elementary/middle schools in Lake Placid:

  • NORTH COUNTRY SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 4382 CASCADE RD RTE 73; Grades: 4 - 9)
  • ST AGNES SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 2322 SARANAC AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • MOUNTAIN LAKE ACADEMY (Students: 42; Location: 386RIVER RD; Grades: 6 - 11; Boys only)
  • MOUNTAIN LAKE CHILDREN'S RESIDENCE (Students: 40; Location: 386 RIVER RD; Grades: 7 - 11; Boys only)
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)

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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).

 
Essex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2 Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.1. This is about average.
City:

30.1
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.627. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.627
U.S.:

2.433
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 35.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

35.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 8.48. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.48
U.S.:

22.92
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 4.56. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.56
U.S.:

9.59

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

WHITEFACE MT MID-STATION (Address: OLYMPIC CENTER, 2634 MAIN ST. , Population served: 250, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAR-28-2003), St Public Notif requested (MAR-28-2003), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-28-2003), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2003)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAR-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAR-14-2002), St Public Notif requested (MAR-15-2002), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-15-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SARANAC INN GOLF & COUNTRY CLB (Address: 24 MIRROR LAKE DRIVE , Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
HIGH FALLS GORGE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
VERIZON SPORTS COMPLEX BIATHLON LODGE (Address: OLYMPIC CENTER, 2634 MAIN ST. , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
CRAIG WOOD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (Address: 301 MAIN STREET , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-27-2002), St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2002), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-27-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
WHITEFACE MTN CASTLE (Address: OLYMPIC CENTER, 2634 MAIN ST. , Population served: 60, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SOLITUDE FOOD SERVICES (Address: WEST SHORE , Population served: 57, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In AUG-2003. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-26-2003), St Admin Penalty assessed (OCT-28-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2004)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In AUG-2002. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-01-2002), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, State - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Residual Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-26-2003), St Admin Penalty assessed (OCT-28-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2004)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
VERIZON SPORTS COMPLEX LAMEY LODGE (Address: OLYMPIC CENTER, 2634 MAIN ST. , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2003), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-23-2003), St Boil Water Order (OCT-23-2003), St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.2%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 31.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 46.8% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lake Placid, NY

66 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
12 people in college/university student housing in 2010

Lake Placid compared to New York state average:

Lake Placid, New York environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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.

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

  • Adirondack Inn By The Lake, 2625 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946 , Phone: (518) 523-2424, Fax: (518) 523-2425
  • Adirondak Loj, Adirondack Loj Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946 , Phone: (518) 523-3441
  • Edge Of The Lake Motel, 56 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946 , Phone: (518) 523-9430
  • Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid, 101 Olympic Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946 , Phone: (518) 523-2556, Fax: (518) 523-9410
  • Comfort Inn On Lake Placid, 2125 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946 , Phone: (518) 523-9555, Fax: (518) 523-4765
  • Schulte's Motor Inn, Rt 73 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946 , Phone: (518) 523-3532
  • Thunderbird Motor Inn, Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946 , Phone: (518) 523-2439
  • High Peaks Resort, 2384 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946 , Phone: (518) 523-4411, Fax: (518) 523-9908
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lake Placid, New York

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lake Placid travel time to work - commute


Lake Placid mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Utility gas (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.20%
Here51.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents71.3%14.2%3.7%2.5%2.3%
Congregations22.2%28.6%12.7%11.1%4.8%
NameChurch of the NazareneGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesSouthern Baptist ConventionJewishOther
Adherents1.1%0.8%0.8%0.8%2.5%
Congregations4.8%3.2%1.6%-11.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Essex County:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
State:

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

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:
This county:

16.0%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$5,711$68,5320$0
Other Government Administration 1$5,706$68,4720$0
Judicial and Legal 3$4,041$16,1647$9,081
Police Protection - Officers 16$56,935$42,7010$0
Police - Other 1$2,862$34,3440$0
Fire - Other 5$25,003$60,0070$0
Streets and Highways 19$57,735$36,4640$0
Sewerage 5$22,886$54,9260$0
Water Supply 9$45,711$60,9480$0
Electric Power 15$103,137$82,5100$0
Transit 5$12,234$29,3620$0
Totals for Government 80$341,961$51,2947$9,081

Lake Placid government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,652,000 ($1062.07)
    Regular Highways: $209,000 ($83.70)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($12.01)
    Fire Protection: $28,000 ($11.21)
    Parks & Recreation: $21,000 ($8.41)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $4,236,000 ($1696.44)
    General - Other: $748,000 ($299.56)
    Police Protection: $694,000 ($277.93)
    Water Utilities: $651,000 ($260.71)
    Regular Highways: $612,000 ($245.09)
    Sewerage: $501,000 ($200.64)
    Fire Protection: $348,000 ($139.37)
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $125,000 ($50.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $62,000 ($24.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $60,000 ($24.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,000 ($22.43)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $44,000 ($17.62)
    Parking Facilities: $43,000 ($17.22)
    Financial Administration: $30,000 ($12.01)
    Housing & Community Development: $27,000 ($10.81)
    Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($9.61)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($5.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $174,000 ($69.68)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $85,000 ($34.04)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $57,000 ($22.83)
    Police Protection: $40,000 ($16.02)
    Fire Protection: $34,000 ($13.62)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($8.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($2.80)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($1.60)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,984,000 ($1195.03)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $328,000 ($131.36)

Lake Placid government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $800,000 ($320.38)
    Parking Facilities: $92,000 ($36.84)
    All Other: $65,000 ($26.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $164,000 ($65.68)
    All Other: $28,000 ($11.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $271,000 ($108.53)
    Highways: $22,000 ($8.81)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $422,000 ($169.00)
    Interest Earnings: $131,000 ($52.46)
    Special Assessments: $6,000 ($2.40)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,564,000 ($2228.27)
    Water Utilities: $835,000 ($334.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $27,000 ($10.81)
    General Support: $27,000 ($10.81)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.40)
  • Tax - Property: $2,169,000 ($868.64)
    NEC: $104,000 ($41.65)
    Public Utilities: $37,000 ($14.82)

Lake Placid government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $5,470,000 ($2190.63)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,903,000 ($1162.60)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,449,000 ($580.30)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $5,198,000 ($2081.70)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,060,000 ($1625.95)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $292,000 ($116.94)
    Water Utilities: $272,000 ($108.93)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $1,951,000 ($781.34)
    End of Fiscal Year: $1,505,000 ($602.72)

Lake Placid government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $378,000 ($151.38)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $702,000 ($281.14)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $45,000 ($18.02)

6.43% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,181 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
New York average:

5.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clinton County, NY  1.11% ($27,000 average AGI)
from Franklin County, NY  0.81% ($32,853)
from Warren County, NY  0.43% ($28,129)


6.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
New York average:

6.26%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($132 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.09%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clinton County, NY  1.02% ($29,021 average AGI)
to Franklin County, NY  0.61% ($31,655)
to Warren County, NY  0.41% ($27,017)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Lake Placid, New York:
  • Fatal accident count: 13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 30
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
New York average:
  • Fatal accident count: 78
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 113
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 84
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 193
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Lake Placid fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $479,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,600
Total average daily truck traffic: 414
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 6,440

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private 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: 06/01/2014, 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
    Assigned Frequencies: 950.125 MHz, 949.875 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/12/1989, Expiration Date: 06/01/2014
    Registrant: Radio Lake Placid, Inc., Po Box 211, Saranac Lake, NY 12943-0211

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: 04/14/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: Kathy M Paskevich
    Registrant: Jkl Communications LLC, 1150 Airport Drive, Suite 105, South Burlington, VT 05403, Phone: (802) 860-0000, Fax: (802) 860-5037, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

35 (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:

22 (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

Incident types - Lake Placid


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

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
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
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  • Michael Farrell (1)
  • Charles G. Cowan (1)
  • Cynthia Lois Hinds Horrocks (1)
  • L. Patrick Kelly (1)
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Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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