Saranac Lake, New York

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Population in 2019: 5,200 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.2%
 
Males: 2,756  (53.0%)
Females: 2,444  (47.0%)
Median resident age:

40.3 years
New York median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 12983.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,295 (it was $29,754 in 2000)
Saranac Lake:

$51,295
NY:

$72,108

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,170 (it was $17,590 in 2000)

Saranac Lake village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $168,972 (it was $77,900 in 2000)
Saranac Lake:

$168,972
NY:

$338,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $205,023; detached houses: $206,516; townhouses or other attached units: $218,429; in 2-unit structures: $380,341; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $124,889; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $536,066; mobile homes: $78,345

Median gross rent in 2019: $740.

March 2019 cost of living index in Saranac Lake: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.1%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 85.7% for Black residents, 72.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.2% for American Indian residents, 3.2% for other race residents, 63.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Saranac Lake, NY (2019)
    • 5,02988.8%White alone
    • 2784.9%Black alone
    • 1943.4%Hispanic
    • 881.6%American Indian alone
    • 200.4%Two or more races

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



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Saranac Lake, New York as of September 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Saranac Lake is 558 to 1.


Crime rates in Saranac Lake by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

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)
1
(18.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(40.9)
2
(41.7)
1
(20.9)
2
(42.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.5)
1
(18.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.8)
1
(19.1)
8
(151.9)
4
(76.0)
2
(38.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(20.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(73.8)
1
(18.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(38.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(202.6)
6
(122.6)
8
(166.6)
5
(104.5)
7
(149.3)
7
(128.9)
11
(203.0)
23
(428.4)
8
(150.0)
3
(56.6)
12
(228.7)
6
(113.9)
2
(38.0)
2
(38.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
26
(526.7)
38
(776.3)
29
(604.0)
37
(773.6)
34
(725.1)
29
(534.1)
30
(553.5)
30
(558.8)
27
(506.3)
10
(188.8)
7
(133.4)
4
(75.9)
1
(19.0)
8
(153.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
83
(1,682)
83
(1,696)
96
(2,000)
146
(3,052)
119
(2,538)
77
(1,418)
113
(2,085)
115
(2,142)
88
(1,650)
73
(1,378)
67
(1,277)
38
(721.3)
29
(550.8)
26
(498.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(20.3)
3
(61.3)
2
(41.7)
4
(83.6)
5
(106.6)
2
(36.8)
2
(36.9)
5
(93.1)
2
(37.5)
1
(18.9)
1
(19.1)
4
(75.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index152.4184.3192.3233.1224.8122.8202.6275.7134.4117.0122.9195.991.770.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 12 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
New York average:

2.92
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Ancestries: Irish (20.1%), German (10.5%), American (8.8%), French Canadian (5.9%), English (4.3%), French (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/16/1892

Elevation: 1547 feet

Land area: 2.78 square miles.

Population density: 1,869 people per square mile   (low).

Saranac Lake, New York map

77 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.4%
New York:

22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,025 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,300 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (101.3 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (191.5 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (241.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Harrietstown, NY (1.8 miles ),
St. Armand, NY (2.5 miles ),
North Elba, NY (2.5 miles ),
Lake Placid, NY (2.8 miles ),
Paul Smiths, NY (3.1 miles ),
Santa Clara, NY (3.6 miles ),
Wilmington, NY (4.1 miles ),
Tupper Lake, NY (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 44.33 N, Longitude: 74.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +277 (+4.9%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 1,224 (48.2%)

Area code: 518

Distribution of median household income in Saranac Lake, NY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Saranac Lake, NY in 2019
Saranac Lake satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $61,600
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $450,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $450,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $450,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Saranac Lake, NY residents
Average permit cost in Saranac Lake, NY
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
New York:

8.1%
Historical population in Saranac Lake, NY
Historical housing units in Saranac Lake, NY
Most common industries in Saranac Lake, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.4%)
  • Educational services (13.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.3%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.0%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (12.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.9%)
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.6%)
  • Educational services (15.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (8.4%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Saranac Lake, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Carpenters (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.0%)
  • Cashiers (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)

Average climate in Saranac Lake, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Saranac Lake, New York average temperatures Saranac Lake, New York average precipitation Saranac Lake, New York humidity Saranac Lake, New York wind speed Saranac Lake, New York snowfall Saranac Lake, New York sunshine Saranac Lake, New York clear and cloudy days

Saranac Lake, 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 0.138. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.138
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 37.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.3
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 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.45
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Saranac Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 25.0 miles away from Saranac Lake center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 27.8 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) earthquake occurred 23.2 miles away from Saranac Lake 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 138.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 180.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 26.8 miles away from Saranac Lake 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 Franklin County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Earthquake: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Saranac Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Saranac Lake:

  • ADIRONDACK MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 2233 STATE ROUTE 86)
  • HIGH PEAKS HOSPICE, INC, HOSPICE OF WARREN COUNTY (309 COUNTY ROUTE 47 SUITE 3)
  • ADIRONDACK MEDICAL CENTER ESRD (2233 STATE ROUTE 86)

Airports and heliports located in Saranac Lake:

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Amtrak station near Saranac Lake:

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

College/University in Saranac Lake:

  • North Country Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,217; Location: 23 Santanoni Avenue; Public; Website: www.nccc.edu)

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

  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 42 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,934)
  • Champlain College (about 47 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • University of Vermont (about 48 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • SUNY College at Potsdam (about 48 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 4,307)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 49 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • Clarkson University (about 49 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 3,472)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 50 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)

Public high school in Saranac Lake:

Public elementary/middle schools in Saranac Lake:

Private elementary/middle schools in Saranac Lake:

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Library in Saranac Lake:

  • SARANAC LAKE FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $349,116; Location: 109 MAIN STREET; 36,087 books; 4,207 audio materials; 1,814 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 69 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Christian Center Academy is no longer operating.
  • Saranac Lake is in two counties. Franklin (as entered) and ESSEX.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Saranac Lake: Mount Pisgah Ski Area (A), McCormick Hall (B), Mulholland Hall (C), Sparks Athletic Complex (D), Hodson Hall (E), Clermont Hall (F), Saranac Lake Free Library (G), Harrietstown Town Hall (H), Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Saranac Lake include: Adirondack Alliance Church (A), High Peaks Church (B), Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity (C), Saint Bernard's Church (D), Saranac Lake Baptist Church (E), Saranac Lake Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), First United Methodist Church (G), Saint Bernard Roman Catholic Church (H), Episcopal Church of Saint Luke the Beloved Physician (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Pine Ridge Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Moody Pond (A), Lake Flower (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: McKenzie Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Adirondack History Room (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 100 Main Street), Adirondack Carousel Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 196 Olive Street), Chamber of Commerce of Saranac Lake (30 Main Street).

Hotels: Best Western Mountain Lake Inn (487 Lake Flower Avenue), Adirondack Motel (23 Lake Flower Avenue), Cochran's Cabins (1150 Kiwassa Lake Road).

Birthplace of: Dylan Ratigan - Broadcast news analyst, Leslie Hoffman - Stunt Performer/Stunt Coordinator, Alan Louis Eggers - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Bill McCorry - Baseball player, Joan Vincent Murray - Poet.

Franklin 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 Saranac Lake and their reported violations in the past:

SARANAC INN GOLF & COUNTRY CLB (Address: 125 COUNTY ROUTE 46 , Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
ADIRONDACK AIRPORT COMMUNITY (Address: 642 STATE ROUTE 186 , Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2008), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MT PISGAH SKI CENTER (Address: 39 MAIN ST, 2ND FL, STE 9 , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SARANAC LAKE FISH & GAME CLUB (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Saranac Lake that have no violations reported:

  • CRYSTAL SPRING DAIRY, INC. (Address: 1556 STATE ROUTE 86 , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.0 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

44.5%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

10.2%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Saranac Lake in 2010:

  • 70 people in college/university student housing
  • 66 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 64 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Saranac Lake in 2000:

  • 55 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in Saranac Lake (2011 data):

  • Community Bank, National Association: Saranac Lake Branch, Saranac Branch, Saranac Lake Broadway Branch. 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.
  • Adirondack Bank: Church Street Extension Branch at 139 Church Street, branch established on 1995/02/01; Saranac Branch at 67 Main Street, branch established on 1997/01/15. 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.
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Saranac Lake/Church Street Branch at 151 Church Street, branch established on 2011/12/05; Saranac Lake Branch at 75 Main Street, branch established on 1959/01/02. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • NBT Bank, National Association: Saranac Lake Branch at 209 Lake Flower Avenue, branch established on 1966/06/13. 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.

For population 15 years and over in Saranac Lake:

Marital status in Saranac Lake, NY
  • Never married: 40.5%
  • Now married: 43.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

For population 25 years and over in Saranac Lake:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
New York average:

13.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Saranac Lake
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Saranac Lake, NY (based on Franklin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic18,43721
Mainline Protestant2,94226
Evangelical Protestant1,27719
Other2534
None28,690-
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: 18
Here:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Franklin County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Here:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Franklin County:

6.94 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Franklin County:

8.2%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.3%
New York:

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

13.7%
New York:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.9%
New York:

50.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Saranac Lake:

47.8%
State:

48.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Saranac Lake:

19.9%
New York:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Saranac Lake:

8.2%
New York:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Saranac Lake:

6.8
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
Saranac Lake:

35.5%
New York:

33.4%

General health condition:
Saranac Lake:

57.1%
State:

56.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.7%
New York:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Saranac Lake, NY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 12$54,352$54,3521$1,417
Water Supply 8$29,474$44,2110$0
Sewerage 6$29,665$59,3300$0
Streets and Highways 6$24,176$48,3520$0
Fire - Other 5$46,575$111,7800$0
Other and Unallocable 5$18,268$43,8431$197
Financial Administration 4$15,037$45,1110$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$12,435$49,7401$221
Judicial and Legal 1$4,517$54,2040$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$1,362
Totals for Government 50$234,500$56,2807$3,198

Saranac Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $683,000 ($131.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $351,000 ($67.50)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($1.35)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,256,000 ($241.54)
    Sewerage: $1,222,000 ($235.00)
    Water Utilities: $883,000 ($169.81)
    General - Other: $759,000 ($145.96)
    Regular Highways: $735,000 ($141.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $533,000 ($102.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $325,000 ($62.50)
    Central Staff Services: $102,000 ($19.62)
    General Public Buildings: $63,000 ($12.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $60,000 ($11.54)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $60,000 ($11.54)
    Housing and Community Development: $58,000 ($11.15)
    Health - Other: $52,000 ($10.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $29,000 ($5.58)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($4.62)
    Parking Facilities: $22,000 ($4.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $657,000 ($126.35)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Financial Administration: $19,000 ($3.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $323,000 ($62.12)
    Sewerage: $78,000 ($15.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $51,000 ($9.81)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($6.35)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($1.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,807,000 ($539.81)

Saranac Lake government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,147,000 ($220.58)
    Other: $204,000 ($39.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $150,000 ($28.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $808,000 ($155.38)
    Other: $360,000 ($69.23)
    General Local Government Support: $26,000 ($5.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $210,000 ($40.38)
    Rents: $39,000 ($7.50)
    Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($2.69)
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($1.15)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,694,000 ($325.77)
    Electric Utilities: $7,000 ($1.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $308,000 ($59.23)
    General Local Government Support: $50,000 ($9.62)
  • Tax - Property: $3,659,000 ($703.65)
    Public Utilities Sales: $127,000 ($24.42)
    Other License: $59,000 ($11.35)
    Amusements License: $3,000 ($0.58)

Saranac Lake government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,423,000 ($3158.27)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,880,000 ($3053.85)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $892,000 ($171.54)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $350,000 ($67.31)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $3,911,000 ($752.12)
    Beginning: $2,927,000 ($562.88)

Saranac Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,942,000 ($565.77)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,354,000 ($1414.23)

4.01% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
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 Essex County, NY  0.73% ($37,984 average AGI)
from St. Lawrence County, NY  0.54% ($35,348)
from Clinton County, NY  0.51% ($55,659)


4.48% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,177 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
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 Essex County, NY  0.72% ($37,524 average AGI)
to Clinton County, NY  0.63% ($29,578)
to St. Lawrence County, NY  0.62% ($34,226)
Businesses in Saranac Lake, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
FedEx2Sears1
H&R Block1Subway1
Kincaid1T-Mobile1
Lane Furniture1UPS2

Strongest AM radio stations in Saranac Lake:

  • WNBZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; SARANAC LAKE, NY; Owner: SARANAC LAKE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WIRD (920 AM; 5 kW; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID INC)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Saranac Lake:

  • 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)
  • WXLH (91.3 FM; BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXLU (88.3 FM; PERU, 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.)
  • WBTZ (99.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: PLATTSBURGH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLPW (105.5 FM; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID INC.)
  • WYZY-FM1 (106.3 FM; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: SARANAC LAKE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • W219AK (91.7 FM; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Saranac Lake:

  • WPTZ (Channel 5; NORTH POLE, NY; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNPI-TV (Channel 18; NORWOOD, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV COUNCIL, INC)
  • WCFE-TV (Channel 57; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKE PUBLIC TELEVISION COUNCIL)
  • W55AI (Channel 55; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: C-22 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Saranac Lake: Alan Louis Eggers.

Saranac Lake fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Saranac Lake fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 13.9mTotal length
  • $8,178,000Total costs
  • 26,511Total average daily traffic
  • 1,160Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,458Total future (year 2021) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • ED HELLMAN, Summit Of Mt. Pisgah .5 Km W. Of Trudeau (Lat: 44.340833 Lon: -74.128889), Type: 21.0, Overall height: 22.9 m
  • Brian McGoldrick, Within Saranac Lake (Lat: 44.340833 Lon: -74.128611), Type: 24.3, Overall height: 24.3 m, Registrant: Verizon - Radio Engineer, Brook-lyn, Phone: (718) 237-5342
  • April Yalenezian, Within Saranac Lake (Lat: 44.340833 Lon: -74.128611), Type: 24.3, Overall height: 24.3 m, Registrant: Verizon New York, Inc, April.L.Yalenezian@verizon.Com, , Bosto-n, Phone: (616) 743-5951
  • April Yalenezian, Within Saranac Lake (Lat: 44.340833 Lon: -74.128611), Type: 24.3, Overall height: 24.3 m, Registrant: Verizon New York, Inc, April.L.Yalenezian@verizon.Com, , Bosto-n, Phone: (617) 743-5951
  • Within Saranac Lake (Lat: 44.340833 Lon: -74.128611), Type: 24.3, Overall height: 24.3 m, Registrant: Nynex, Brook-lyn

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Saranac Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Saranac Lake)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 19. The highest number of reported fires - 29 took place in 2013, and the least - 4 in 2010. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Saranac Lake, NY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (57.1%), and Outside Fires (22.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Saranac Lake, NY
    • 17257.1%Structure Fires
    • 6722.3%Outside Fires
    • 4013.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 227.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Saranac Lake, NY

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

  • Best Western Mountain Lake Inn, 487 Lk Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, New York 12983 , Phone: (518) 891-1970, Fax: (518) 891-6195
  • Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St, Saranac lake, New York 12983 , Phone: (518) 891-6900
  • Best Western Saranac Lake, 487 Lk FLOWER Ave, Saranac lake, New York 12983 , Phone: (518) 891-1970, Fax: (518) 891-6195
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Saranac Lake, New York
Most common first names in Saranac Lake, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7972.8 years
Mary6480.2 years
William5876.6 years
Elizabeth5179.5 years
James5069.7 years
Charles4973.7 years
Robert4671.4 years
Helen4378.3 years
Joseph4273.8 years
George4274.0 years
Most common last names in Saranac Lake, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2974.4 years
Moody2078.3 years
Brown1779.2 years
Wood1675.0 years
Ryan1679.3 years
Miller1579.7 years
Martin1474.3 years
Mckillip1478.4 years
Clark1372.8 years
Gladd1270.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Saranac Lake, NY
  • 65.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.3%Wood
  • 5.2%Electricity
  • 3.3%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Coal or coke
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Saranac Lake, NY
  • 46.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 22.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.7%Electricity
  • 11.8%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Wood


Saranac Lake compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Saranac Lake on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a taxi to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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