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Population in 2012: 5,376 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.6%
 

Males: 2,788  (51.9%)
Females: 2,588  (48.1%)

Median resident age:  39.6 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 12983.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,827 (it was $29,754 in 2000)
Saranac Lake:

$38,827
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,294

Saranac Lake village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $141,544 (it was $77,900 in 2000)
Saranac Lake:

$141,544
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $160,100; Detached houses: $162,812; Townhouses or other attached units: $168,586; In 2-unit structures: $166,436; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $128,333; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $406,414; Mobile homes: $34,319

Median gross rent in 2012: $609.

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  • White alone - 5,587 (95.4%)
  • Two or more races - 145 (2.5%)
  • Hispanic - 56 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 42 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 21 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.09%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Saranac Lake: 92.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (20.9%), English (12.8%), French (11.1%), German (10.6%), Italian (4.2%), French Canadian (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/16/1892

Elevation: 1547 feet

Land area: 2.78 square miles.

Population density: 1,932 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Saranac Lake:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Saranac Lake village:

  • Never married: 33.6%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

340 residents are foreign born (3.7% Europe, 1.2% North America).

This village:  5.8%
New York:  22.6%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Saranac Lake, New York as of October 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Saranac Lake to the number of sex offenders is 768 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,748 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,735 (1.8%)

Saranac Lake satellite photo by USGS

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+: New York, NY (250.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.33 N, Longitude: 74.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +324 (+5.5%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 1,301 (43.4%)

Area code: 518

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Crime rates in Saranac Lake by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000100000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.020.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 311140221201
per 100,000 59.419.720.120.180.70.040.941.720.942.70.018.5
Robberies 302111002004
per 100,000 59.40.040.120.120.220.30.00.041.80.00.073.8
Assaults 1828181815106857711
per 100,000 356.4550.2361.2361.2302.6202.6122.6166.6104.5149.3128.9203.0
Burglaries 131718241326382937342930
per 100,000 257.4334.1361.2481.5262.3526.7776.3604.0773.6725.1534.1553.5
Thefts 978083773483839614611977113
per 100,000 1920.81572.01665.31544.9685.91681.51695.61999.63052.52537.91418.02084.9
Auto thefts 534321324522
per 100,000 99.059.080.360.240.320.361.341.783.6106.636.836.9
Arson 0N/AN/AN/AN/A000000N/A
per 100,000 0.0N/AN/AN/AN/A0.00.00.00.00.00.0N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 211.2191.2175.2207.1158.9134.4162.5169.6205.6198.3108.3178.7

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -371 (-6.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Saranac Lake-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 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, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 23.2 miles away from Saranac Lake 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 24.6 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 26.8 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 22.5 miles away from Saranac Lake 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 25.7 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 Franklin County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Saranac Lake:

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

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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: 1,118; 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: 5,847)
  • Champlain College (about 47 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • University of Vermont (about 48 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,405)
  • SUNY College at Potsdam (about 49 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 4,011)
  • Clarkson University (about 49 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 3,129)
  • Middlebury College (about 53 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • St Lawrence University (about 55 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,297)

Public high school in Saranac Lake:

Public elementary/middle schools in Saranac Lake:

Private elementary/middle schools in Saranac Lake:

  • ST BERNARDS SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 63 RIVER ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • NORTHERN LIGHTS SCHOOL (Students: 31; Location: 57 CHURCH ST; Grades: PK - 3)
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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:

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

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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).

 
Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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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 0.604. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.604
U.S.:

2.433
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 35.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 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. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
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 14.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.56
U.S.:

9.59

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

YOUNG LIFES SARANAC VILLAGE (Address: 4014 STATE ROUTE 30 , Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
ADIRONDACK AIRPORT COMMUNITY (Address: 642 STATE ROUTE 186 , Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
MT PISGAH SKI CENTER (Address: 3 MAIN ST. , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2002), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-2002), St Compliance achieved (DEC-11-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
PAULAS AIRPORT CAFE (Address: 96 AIRPORT ROAD , Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
CRYSTAL SPRING DAIRY, INC. (Address: 1556 STATE ROUTE 86 , Population served: 25, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.9%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.5% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 13.7% for two or more races residents)

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

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

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

Saranac Lake compared to New York state average:

Saranac Lake, New York environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • 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.


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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Saranac Lake travel time to work - commute


Saranac Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (63%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.61%
Here63.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents84.3%7.2%2.1%1.5%1.2%
Congregations38.5%21.5%7.7%6.2%7.7%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchUnited Church of ChristSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.0%0.8%0.5%0.5%1.1%
Congregations4.6%1.5%3.1%3.1%6.2%
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: 18
Franklin County:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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
Franklin County:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

26.3%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.7%
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 3$12,119$48,4760$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,262
Judicial and Legal 1$2,723$32,6762$1,707
Police Protection - Officers 11$44,402$48,4390$0
Police - Other 1$2,389$28,6680$0
Firefighters 5$16,725$40,1400$0
Streets and Highways 16$45,183$33,8870$0
Sewerage 5$16,530$39,6720$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$6,839$41,0340$0
Water Supply 3$11,732$46,9280$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,503$42,0360$0
Totals for Government 48$162,145$40,5368$2,969

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

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $691,000 ($128.53)
    General: $124,000 ($23.07)
    Regular Highways: $122,000 ($22.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $45,000 ($8.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($3.16)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($0.56)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $752,000 ($139.88)
    Police Protection: $627,000 ($116.63)
    General - Other: $546,000 ($101.56)
    Regular Highways: $501,000 ($93.19)
    Water Utilities: $420,000 ($78.13)
    Housing & Community Development: $377,000 ($70.13)
    Fire Protection: $304,000 ($56.55)
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $280,000 ($52.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $206,000 ($38.32)
    Central Staff Services: $70,000 ($13.02)
    Financial Administration: $58,000 ($10.79)
    General Public Buildings: $43,000 ($8.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $42,000 ($7.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,000 ($7.81)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $36,000 ($6.70)
    Natural Resources - Other: $33,000 ($6.14)
    Health Services - Other: $18,000 ($3.35)
    Parking Facilities: $11,000 ($2.05)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $336,000 ($62.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $207,000 ($38.50)
    Sewerage: $197,000 ($36.64)
    General - Other: $149,000 ($27.72)
    Water Utilities: $56,000 ($10.42)
    Parks & Recreation: $33,000 ($6.14)
    Police Protection: $26,000 ($4.84)
    Fire Protection: $25,000 ($4.65)
    Natural Resource - Other: $23,000 ($4.28)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,000 ($3.91)
    Parking Facilities: $5,000 ($0.93)
    Central Staff: $2,000 ($0.37)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,980,000 ($368.30)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($5.39)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,136,000 ($211.31)
    Housing & Community Development: $123,000 ($22.88)
    Parks & Recreation: $63,000 ($11.72)
    All Other: $40,000 ($7.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $455,000 ($84.64)
    Public Welfare: $268,000 ($49.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $218,000 ($40.55)
    Highways: $2,000 ($0.37)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $329,000 ($61.20)
    Interest Earnings: $91,000 ($16.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $569,000 ($105.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $180,000 ($33.48)
    Highways: $150,000 ($27.90)
    General Support: $90,000 ($16.74)
  • Tax - Property: $1,974,000 ($367.19)
    Public Utilities: $80,000 ($14.88)
    NEC: $41,000 ($7.63)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $490,000 ($91.15)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,605,000 ($1042.60)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,266,000 ($979.54)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $450,000 ($83.71)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $339,000 ($63.06)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($7.44)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $439,000 ($81.66)
    Beginning: $249,000 ($46.32)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $176,000 ($32.74)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,825,000 ($339.47)

4.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,159 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
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 St. Lawrence County, NY  0.64% ($27,648 average AGI)
from Essex County, NY  0.53% ($31,655)
from Clinton County, NY  0.52% ($29,012)


5.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,183 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
New York average:

6.26%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Lawrence County, NY  0.72% ($28,873 average AGI)
to Essex County, NY  0.71% ($32,853)
to Clinton County, NY  0.67% ($29,136)

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)

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

Saranac Lake, New York:
  • Fatal accident count: 17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 24
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 44
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
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 Saranac Lake fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 25 meters (82ft)
Total costs: $18,220,000
Total average daily traffic: 28,994
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,676

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Saranac Lake, NY


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: 7182375342, , 395 FLATBUSH AVE. EXT., RM. 506
  • April Yalenezian, Within Saranac Lake (Lat: 44.340833 Lon: -74.128611), Type: 24.3, Overall height: 24.3 m
    Registrant: 6167435951, April.L.Yalenezian@verizon.Com, 125 HIGH STREET OLIVER TWR 3 FL, Phone: (Yal) ene-zian
  • April Yalenezian, Within Saranac Lake (Lat: 44.340833 Lon: -74.128611), Type: 24.3, Overall height: 24.3 m
    Registrant: 6177435951, April.L.Yalenezian@verizon.Com, 125 HIGH STREET OLIVER TWR 3 FL
  • Within Saranac Lake (Lat: 44.340833 Lon: -74.128611), Type: 24.3, Overall height: 24.3 m
    Registrant: 395 FLATBUSH AVE EXT RM 506

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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
  • Hazardous Condition: 31
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Saranac Lake


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

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
Businesses in Saranac Lake, NY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Dunkin Donuts1RadioShack1
FedEx2Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Sears1
Kincaid1Subway1
Lane Furniture1T-Mobile1
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS2

Saranac Lake on our top lists:

  • #84 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #41 (12983) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French (except Basque) first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Troy D. Randall (4)
  • William P. Ross (2)
  • Stephen T. Smiley (2)
  • Jr-Shiuan Lin (1)
  • Laura Haynes (1)
  • Andrea M. Cooper (1)
  • Frances E. Lund (1)
  • Richard T. Robinson (1)
  • Deyan Luo (1)

Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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