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, St. Lawrence).

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Tupper Lake, NY 12986 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,062
Population in Households 5,492
Population in Familes 4,085
Population in Group Qrtrs 570
Population Density1 19
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 2,468
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,465
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,865 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,664 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 804 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,397 (36.1%)
Median Home Value $124,286
Average Home Value $169,772


Median Household Income $51,231
Average Household Income $62,816
Per Capita Income $26,316
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.15%
Households -0.12% -0.11%
Families -0.35% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.

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

The table below compares 12986 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 # 673 61st
Population Density1 # 1616 7th
Diversity Index2 # 1184 32nd
Median Household Income # 1056 39th
Per Capita Income # 1061 39th

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