Saranac, NY 12981 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12981: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Saranac, NY 12981

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 32
  • Single Family Addresses: 874
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 20
  • County: Clinton County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.679, Longitude -73.824
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Saranac, NY 12981 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,319
Population in Households 2,319
Population in Familes 1,866
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 21
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 957
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 661
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 820 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 137 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 169 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $133,721
Average Home Value $182,683


Median Household Income $58,956
Average Household Income $73,140
Per Capita Income $30,183
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.19%
Households 0.37% 0.29%
Families 0.22% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
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.

Saranac, NY 12981 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12981 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 # 1009 42nd
Population Density1 # 1603 8th
Diversity Index2 # 1396 20th
Median Household Income # 686 61st
Per Capita Income # 760 56th

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