Lake Placid, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Lake Placid had a population of 2,466 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Placid is located at latitude 44.2842 and longitude -73.9864 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lake Placid (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,801 feet.

The Village of Lake Placid (GNIS ID: 2390927) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Lake Placid is located within Town of North Elba, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Placid population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lake Placid, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,466
Population in Households 2,339
Population in Familes 1,567
Population in Group Qrtrs 127
Population Density1 1,799
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,250
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 603
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,875 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 658 (35.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 592 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 625 (33.3%)
Median Home Value $227,326
Average Home Value $292,033


Median Household Income $49,774
Average Household Income $69,353
Per Capita Income $32,994
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.35% -0.2%
Households -0.39% -0.23%
Families 1.42% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lake Placid, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Placid to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 547 54th
Population Density1 # 462 61st
Diversity Index2 # 839 30th
Median Household Income # 845 29th
Per Capita Income # 507 58th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.