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12870 Zip Code (Schroon Lake, NY) Detailed Profile




City: Schroon Lake, NY (3.23%)
Counties: Essex County, NY (98.52%), Warren County, NY (1.48%)
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 1,236
Zip code population in 2010: 1,509
Zip code population in 2000: 1,677

Houses and condos: 1,917
Renter-occupied apartments: 102
% of renters here:

21%
State:

46%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 12870: 97.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 106.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 7.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 12870
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.2% ($2,914)
New York:

1.7% ($5,308)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,464 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,314 (1.2%)

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Males: 603  (48.8%)
Females: 632  (51.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 12870:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.1%
  • Unemployed: 0.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 12870:

  • Never married: 35.6%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

Zip code 12870 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Races in zip code 12870 (2017)
    • 1,44085.9%White
    • 231.4%Two or more races
    • 231.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 80.5%American Indian
    • 70.4%Asian
    • 50.3%Black
    • 30.2%Some other race
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $236,043
12870:

$236,043
New York:

$314,500



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in 12870 zip code as of February 22, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 12870 is 529 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

46.8 years
New York median age:

38.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
New York:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 12870, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $42,016 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$42,016
State:

$77,088

Salary/wage: $34,023 (reported on 74.1% of returns)
Here:

$34,023
State:

$60,593
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 67.1% for AGIs below $25k, 72.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 56.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 56.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 50.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $925 (reported on 44.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$925
New York:

$3,125
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,440 (reported on 24.7% of returns)
Here:

$3,440
State:

$10,299
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$923 (reported on 16.0% of returns)
Here:

+$923
State:

+$42,474
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,533 (reported on 18.5% of returns)
Here:

+$8,533
State:

+$16,168
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.0% for AGIs below $25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,600 (reported on 16.0% of returns)
12870:

$11,600
New York:

$17,621
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $25k, 3.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $21,665 (26% of AGI, reported on 24.7% of returns)
Here:

$21,665
State:

$34,985

Here:

25.8% of AGI
State:

21.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.7% for AGIs below $25k, 7.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $3,876 (reported on 21.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,876
State:

$5,572
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $8,320 (reported on 24.7% of returns)
12870:

$8,320
State:

$18,656
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,023 (reported on 16.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,023
State:

$2,230
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 49.4%
Here:

49%
State:

66%
(% for various income ranges: 44.1% for AGIs below $25k, 47.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 50.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 12870, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $38,560 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$38,560
State:

$59,519

Salary/wage: $29,235 (reported on 76.7% of returns)
Here:

$29,235
State:

$50,673
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 98.4% for AGIs below $10k, 65.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 68.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 60.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 40.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,164 (reported on 55.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,164
New York:

$2,377
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,463 (reported on 28.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,463
State:

$5,394
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.2% for AGIs below $10k, 1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$7,330 (reported on 23.6% of returns)
Here:

+$7,330
State:

+$23,581
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,308 (reported on 22.5% of returns)
Here:

+$8,308
State:

+$13,809
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.0% for AGIs below $10k, 10.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,556 (reported on 2.2% of returns)
12870:

$3,556
New York:

$3,115

Total itemized deductions: $17,152 (21% of AGI, reported on 24.3% of returns)
Here:

$17,152
State:

$25,864

Here:

21.1% of AGI
State:

21.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 14.6% for AGIs below $10k, 6.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,989 (4% of AGI, reported on 22.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,989
State:

$4,439

Here:

3.6% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $6,199 (reported on 70.7% of returns)
12870:

$6,199
State:

$11,730
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.6% for AGIs below $10k, 5.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,659 (reported on 16.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,659
State:

$1,757

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 53.8%
Here:

54%
State:

67%
(% for various income ranges: 45.2% for AGIs below $10k, 53.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 51.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 61.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 59.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$50,802
New York:

$64,894
Schroon Lake, NY (12870) map Nearest zip codes: 12872, 12808, 12860, 12858, 12857, 12815.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

42.8%
New York:

45.5%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

2.1%
New York:

6.0%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 51
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 445


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 3 (3 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 254 (107 now married, 146 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 12870 with a mortgage: 191 (44 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 203

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,551
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $538

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

4.2%
Whole state:

14.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

3.4%
Whole state:

7.6%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

3.8
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  • Notable locations in zip code 12870: Schroon Lake Municipal Golf Course (A), Schroon Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Schroon Lake Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 12870 include: Our Lady of Lourdes Church (A), Schroon Lake Community Church (B), Word of Life Fellowship (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and swamps: Marsh Pond (A), North Pond (B), Oxshoe Pond (C), Pyramid Lake (D), Spectacle Pond (E), Thurman Pond (F), Pharoah Lake (G), Whortleberry Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 122010 to 2013
  • 2652000 to 2009
  • 1801990 to 1999
  • 2371980 to 1989
  • 2651970 to 1979
  • 1511960 to 1969
  • 1591950 to 1959
  • 1361940 to 1949
  • 4741939 or earlier

Zip code 12870 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Schroon Lake, NY (12870)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Schroon Lake, NY (12870)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 201 bedroom
  • 962 bedrooms
  • 1473 bedrooms
  • 414 bedrooms
  • 95+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Schroon Lake, NY (12870)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Schroon Lake, NY (12870)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 231 bedroom
  • 452 bedrooms
  • 483 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Schroon Lake, NY (12870) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Schroon Lake, NY (12870) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 25no vehicle
  • 1261 vehicle
  • 1922 vehicles
  • 243 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 55+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Schroon Lake, NY (12870) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Schroon Lake, NY (12870) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 32no vehicle
  • 571 vehicle
  • 132 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 12870 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 12870 household income distribution in 2017
  • 17Less than $10,000
  • 13$10,000 to $14,999
  • 52$15,000 to $19,999
  • 15$20,000 to $24,999
  • 50$25,000 to $29,999
  • 64$30,000 to $34,999
  • 8$35,000 to $39,999
  • 11$40,000 to $44,999
  • 5$45,000 to $49,999
  • 33$50,000 to $59,999
  • 35$60,000 to $74,999
  • 93$75,000 to $99,999
  • 29$100,000 to $124,999
  • 26$125,000 to $149,999
  • 31$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 12870

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 12870
  • 2$50,000 to $59,999
  • 9$60,000 to $69,999
  • 9$80,000 to $89,999
  • 13$90,000 to $99,999
  • 32$100,000 to $124,999
  • 24$125,000 to $149,999
  • 55$150,000 to $174,999
  • 16$175,000 to $199,999
  • 86$200,000 to $249,999
  • 19$250,000 to $299,999
  • 55$300,000 to $399,999
  • 38$400,000 to $499,999
  • 3$750,000 to $999,999
  • 17$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 12$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 12870

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 12870
  • 8Less than $100
  • 8$150 to $199
  • 7$200 to $249
  • 9$350 to $399
  • 2$400 to $449
  • 12$450 to $499
  • 8$550 to $599
  • 4$650 to $699
  • 8$700 to $749
  • 5$900 to $999
  • 10$1,000 to $1,249
  • 5$1,250 to $1,499
  • 6No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $690.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $297,943.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $232,239
  • Two or more races householders: $258,044
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $230,881

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $236,043
12870:

$236,043
New York:

$314,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $162,396 - $356,767

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $219,439
Here:

$219,439
State:

$368,248

Townhouses or other attached units: $161,712
Here:

$161,712
State:

$609,493

In 2-unit structures: $390,268
Here:

$390,268
State:

$607,011

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $711,616
Here:

$711,616
State:

$737,380

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $472,384
Here:

$472,384
State:

$879,902

Mobile homes: $83,427
Here:

$83,427
State:

$74,535
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 12870

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,699
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 51
  • 3 or 4: 60
  • 5 to 9: 20
  • 10 to 19: 9
  • 20 to 49: 19
  • Mobile homes: 47

Unemployment: 0.5%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 12870

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 12870
  • 75.1%361Drove a car alone
  • 5.6%27Carpooled
  • 1.9%9Bicycle
  • 2.9%14Walked
  • 0.6%3Other means
  • 14.6%70Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 12870

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 12870
  • 44Less than 5 minutes
  • 525 to 9 minutes
  • 12310 to 14 minutes
  • 8615 to 19 minutes
  • 5125 to 29 minutes
  • 2030 to 34 minutes
  • 635 to 39 minutes
  • 440 to 44 minutes
  • 2645 to 59 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 59.6%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,216
  • In family households: 1,041 (97 male householders, 225 female householders)
    239 spouses, 336 children (324 natural, 3 adopted, 11 stepchildren), 26 grandchildren, 106 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 10 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 174 (67 male householders (67 living alone)), 105 female householders (105 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 20 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 172 2-persons, 46 3-persons, 43 4-persons, 57 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 173 1-person

146 married couples with children.
20 single-parent households (2 men, 18 women).

77.4% of residents of 12870 zip code speak English at home.
23.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% well).

Foreign born population: 28 (2.3%)
(71.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.3%
Whole state:

22.9%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 41%Romania
  • 11%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 11%Japan
Most common first ancestries reported in 12870
  • 52%German
  • 7%Irish
  • 5%English
  • 4%American
  • 4%European
  • 3%French Canadian
  • 2%Dutch
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 52010 or later
  • 982000 to 2009
  • 601990 to 1999
  • 11Before 1990

Zip code 12870 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • A R SANDRI INC (RTE 9 EXIT 28 in SCHROON LAKE, NY)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification

Zip code 12870 marital status for males
Zip code 12870 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 26.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.6%Utility gas
  • 15.6%Wood
  • 14.3%Electricity
  • 6.1%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 1,656. Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+1.3%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 809
  • Northeast: 138
  • Midwest: 84
  • South: 16

64% of the 12870 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in New York.

94% of the 12870 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 9% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Schroon Lake, NY (12870)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school):
Here:

0.0%
New York:

13.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
New York:

13.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

24.2%
New York:

33.9%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 91,720Community and social service occupations
  • 62,515Education, training, and library occupations
  • 47,325Production occupations
  • 32,449Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
  • 31,792Office and administrative support occupations
  • 22,093Food preparation and serving related occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Residential Mental Retardation Facilities (20-49 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): General Automotive Repair (10-19: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) (10-19: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (10-19: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Educational Services: Elementary and Secondary Schools (10-19: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (5-9: 1, 1-4: 3)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 18 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 12870 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1872.8 years
John1576.4 years
William1274.5 years
Joseph1173.4 years
Charles979.6 years
Mary982.2 years
George874.2 years
Edward879.4 years
Elizabeth781.3 years
Ruth779.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 12870 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Venner976.8 years
Clark875.9 years
Jenks778.7 years
Welch677.6 years
Jones580.8 years
Bruno573.6 years
Williford570.4 years
Armstrong474.2 years
Gochie473.5 years
Flemming478.0 years

Businesses in zip code 12870

  • U-Haul: 1

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