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

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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, 2016)


Total Population 3,160
Population in Households 3,107
Population in Familes 2,641
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density1 374
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,244
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 917
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,298 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 992 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 252 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $231,944
Average Home Value $261,240


Median Household Income $83,149
Average Household Income $104,953
Per Capita Income $41,855
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.34%
Households 0.69% 0.49%
Families 0.61% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.

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

The table below compares 12196 to the other 1,741 ZIP Codes 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 49th
Population Density1 # 724 58th
Diversity Index2 # 1233 29th
Median Household Income # 310 82nd
Per Capita Income # 297 83rd

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