Tupper Lake, NY 12986 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12986: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Acceptable Alternative
Massawepie, NY 12986

Not Acceptable, USPS
Conifer, NY 12986

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 227
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,450
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 208
  • County: Franklin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.235, Longitude -74.465
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 12986 has segments in 2 Counties (Franklin, Saint Lawrence).

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Tupper Lake, NY 12986 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,021
Daytime Population: Workers 2,735
Daytime Population: Residents 3,180
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,915
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 5,468
Population in Familes 4,058
Population in Group Qrtrs 553
Population Density2 20
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $52,168
Average Household Income $64,131
Per Capita Income $26,660


Total Housing Units 3,732 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,648 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 787 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,297 (34.8%)
Median Home Value $133,866
Average Home Value $175,106


Total Households 2,435
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,441
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 -0.29% -0.25%
Households -0.3% -0.32%
Families -0.52% -0.45%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   1.69%

Tupper Lake, NY 12986 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12986 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 # 676 61st
Population Density # 1621 7th
Diversity Index # 1268 27th
Median Household Income # 1078 38th
Per Capita Income # 1107 37th

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