Saranac Lake, NY 12983 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12983: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Not Acceptable, USPS
Harrietstown, NY 12983
Lake Colby, NY 12983

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 575
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,984
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 382
  • County: Franklin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.317, Longitude -74.134
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 12983 has segments in 2 Counties (Essex, Franklin).

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Saranac Lake, NY 12983 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,091
Population in Households 6,697
Population in Familes 4,438
Population in Group Qrtrs 394
Population Density1 97
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 3,354
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 1,639
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,678 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,690 (36.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,664 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,324 (28.3%)
Median Home Value $176,437
Average Home Value $236,228


Median Household Income $49,168
Average Household Income $63,188
Per Capita Income $30,474
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.11%
Households -0.14% -0.1%
Families -0.39% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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 Lake, NY 12983 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12983 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 # 626 64th
Population Density1 # 1063 39th
Diversity Index2 # 926 47th
Median Household Income # 1201 31st
Per Capita Income # 741 58th

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