Saranac Lake, New York

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Population in 2013: 5,345 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.0%
 
Males: 2,738  (51.2%)
Females: 2,607  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  41.4 years
New York median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 12983.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,545 (it was $29,754 in 2000)
Saranac Lake:

$39,545
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,955 (it was $17,590 in 2000)

Saranac Lake village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $143,423 (it was $77,900 in 2000)
Saranac Lake:

$143,423
NY:

$277,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $162,428; Detached houses: $173,888; Townhouses or other attached units: $136,345; In 2-unit structures: $326,241; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $56,935; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $280,925; Mobile homes: $55,314

Median gross rent in 2013: $706.

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  • Races in Saranac Lake, NY (2013)

    Saranac Lake races chart
    • 5,70994.0%White alone
    • 1292.1%Two or more races
    • 611.0%Black alone
    • 440.7%Asian alone
    • 350.6%Hispanic
    • 160.3%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Saranac Lake: 91.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (20.5%), English (11.7%), German (11.3%), French (10.7%), Italian (4.1%), Dutch (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/16/1892

Elevation: 1547 feet

Land area: 2.78 square miles.

Population density: 1,921 people per square mile   (low).

Saranac Lake,NY real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Saranac Lake:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Saranac Lake village:

  • Never married: 35.4%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

311 residents are foreign born (3.3% Europe, 1.2% North America).

This village:

5.1%
New York:

22.3%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Saranac Lake, New York as of August 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Saranac Lake to the number of sex offenders is 672 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,823 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,273 (2.1%)

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+: 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 ).

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: +614 (+10.1%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 1,252 (44.7%)

Area code: 518

Saranac Lake household income distribution Saranac Lake home values distribution

Crime rates in Saranac Lake by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0001000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.020.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.018.6
Rapes 3111402212011
per 100,000 59.419.720.120.180.70.040.941.720.942.70.018.518.6
Robberies 3021110020041
per 100,000 59.40.040.120.120.220.30.00.041.80.00.073.818.6
Assaults 182818181510685771123
per 100,000 356.4550.2361.2361.2302.6202.6122.6166.6104.5149.3128.9203.0428.4
Burglaries 13171824132638293734293030
per 100,000 257.4334.1361.2481.5262.3526.7776.3604.0773.6725.1534.1553.5558.8
Thefts 978083773483839614611977113115
per 100,000 1,920.81,572.01,665.31,544.9685.91,681.51,695.61,999.63,052.52,537.91,418.02,084.92,141.9
Auto thefts 5343213245225
per 100,000 99.059.080.360.240.320.361.341.783.6106.636.836.993.1
Arson 0N/AN/AN/AN/A000000N/AN/A
per 100,000 0.0N/AN/AN/AN/A0.00.00.00.00.00.0N/AN/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 210.8190.8174.9206.7158.6134.1162.2169.3205.2197.9108.1178.3242.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Saranac Lake detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -371 (-6.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Saranac Lake: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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

Earthquake activity:

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

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 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 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 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) 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 Saranac Lake 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 the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in 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).
Saranac Lake topographic map

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 Recipients

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

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:

  • ST BERNARDS SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 63 RIVER ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • NORTHERN LIGHTS SCHOOL (Students: 31; Location: 57 CHURCH ST; Grades: PK - 3)
See full list of schools located in Saranac Lake

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 74.4. This is about average.

City:

74.4
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.495. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.495
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 8.48. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.48
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 4.50. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.50
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.9%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.6% for Black residents, 26.3% 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

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, New York environmental map by EPA

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Saranac Lake compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • House age above state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
New York average:

13.9

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 (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

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
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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$23,083$69,2490$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$2,821
Judicial and Legal 1$5,186$62,2322$3,815
Police Protection - Officers 14$84,572$72,4900$0
Police - Other 1$4,550$54,6000$0
Firefighters 6$31,856$63,7120$0
Streets and Highways 20$86,059$51,6350$0
Sewerage 6$31,484$62,9680$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$13,026$52,1040$0
Water Supply 4$22,346$67,0380$0
Other and Unallocable 1$6,672$80,0640$0
Totals for Government 60$308,834$61,7679$6,636

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

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $691,000 ($129.28)
    General: $124,000 ($23.20)
    Regular Highways: $122,000 ($22.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $45,000 ($8.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($3.18)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($0.56)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $752,000 ($140.69)
    Police Protection: $627,000 ($117.31)
    General - Other: $546,000 ($102.15)
    Regular Highways: $501,000 ($93.73)
    Water Utilities: $420,000 ($78.58)
    Housing & Community Development: $377,000 ($70.53)
    Fire Protection: $304,000 ($56.88)
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $280,000 ($52.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $206,000 ($38.54)
    Central Staff Services: $70,000 ($13.10)
    Financial Administration: $58,000 ($10.85)
    General Public Buildings: $43,000 ($8.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $42,000 ($7.86)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,000 ($7.86)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $36,000 ($6.74)
    Natural Resources - Other: $33,000 ($6.17)
    Health Services - Other: $18,000 ($3.37)
    Parking Facilities: $11,000 ($2.06)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $336,000 ($62.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $207,000 ($38.73)
    Sewerage: $197,000 ($36.86)
    General - Other: $149,000 ($27.88)
    Water Utilities: $56,000 ($10.48)
    Parks & Recreation: $33,000 ($6.17)
    Police Protection: $26,000 ($4.86)
    Fire Protection: $25,000 ($4.68)
    Natural Resource - Other: $23,000 ($4.30)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,000 ($3.93)
    Parking Facilities: $5,000 ($0.94)
    Central Staff: $2,000 ($0.37)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,980,000 ($370.44)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($5.43)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,136,000 ($212.54)
    Housing & Community Development: $123,000 ($23.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $63,000 ($11.79)
    All Other: $40,000 ($7.48)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $455,000 ($85.13)
    Public Welfare: $268,000 ($50.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $218,000 ($40.79)
    Highways: $2,000 ($0.37)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $329,000 ($61.55)
    Interest Earnings: $91,000 ($17.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $569,000 ($106.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $180,000 ($33.68)
    Highways: $150,000 ($28.06)
    General Support: $90,000 ($16.84)
  • Tax - Property: $1,974,000 ($369.32)
    Public Utilities: $80,000 ($14.97)
    NEC: $41,000 ($7.67)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $490,000 ($91.67)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,605,000 ($1048.64)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,266,000 ($985.22)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $450,000 ($84.19)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $339,000 ($63.42)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($7.48)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $439,000 ($82.13)
    Beginning: $249,000 ($46.59)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $176,000 ($32.93)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,825,000 ($341.44)

3.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,887 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.79%
New York average:

5.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Lawrence County, NY  0.59% ($24,920 average AGI)
from Essex County, NY  0.49% ($35,940)
from Clinton County, NY  0.40% ($36,188)


4.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,485 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.36%
New York average:

5.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Lawrence County, NY  0.69% ($34,568 average AGI)
to Clinton County, NY  0.52% ($30,389)
to Essex County, NY  0.52% ($37,236)

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)
Saranac Lake fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Saranac Lake fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 25m82ftTotal length
  • $18,220,000Total costs
  • 28,994Total average daily traffic
  • 1,676Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
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
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
FedEx2Sears1
H&R Block1Subway1
Kincaid1T-Mobile1
Lane Furniture1UPS2

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  • #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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