West Sand Lake, NY 12196 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12196: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Sand Lake, NY 12196

Acceptable Alternative
W Sand Lake, NY 12196

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 103
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,024
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Rensselaer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.628, Longitude -73.632
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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West Sand Lake, NY 12196 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,397
Daytime Population: Workers 827
Daytime Population: Residents 1,545
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,372
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 3,343
Population in Familes 2,846
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 354
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $89,435
Average Household Income $112,148
Per Capita Income $43,983


Total Housing Units 1,385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,062 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 255 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $233,256
Average Home Value $265,089


Total Households 1,317
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 974
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.34% 0.33%
Households 0.39% 0.39%
Families 0.3% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

West Sand Lake, NY 12196 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12196 to the other 1,745 ZIP Codes in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 867 50th
Population Density # 733 58th
Diversity Index # 1300 25th
Median Household Income # 294 83rd
Per Capita Income # 288 84th

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