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The Schroon Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 795 as of July 1, 2016. Schroon Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Schroon Lake is located at latitude 43.8351 and longitude -73.7669 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Schroon Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.8 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 869 feet.

The Schroon Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631630) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Schroon Lake Census Designated Place is located within Town of Schroon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Schroon Lake: Skaniatarow√°:nen Lake.

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


Total Population 795
Population in Households 793
Population in Familes 604
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 275
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 374
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 226
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 286 (34.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 460 (55.2%)
Median Home Value $189,453
Average Home Value $284,211


Median Household Income $47,860
Average Household Income $60,985
Per Capita Income $27,874
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.74% -0.46%
Households -0.75% -0.54%
Families 0.5% -0.72%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.

Schroon Lake, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Schroon Lake 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 # 891 26th
Population Density1 # 1087 9th
Diversity Index2 # 860 28th
Median Household Income # 882 26th
Per Capita Income # 704 41st

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