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The Schroon Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 784 as of July 1, 2017. Schroon Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Schroon Lake is located at latitude 43.8351 and longitude -73.7669 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Schroon Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.8 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 869 feet.

The Schroon Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631630) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Schroon Lake Census Designated Place is located within Town of Schroon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Schroon Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Schroon Lake: Skaniatarow√°:nen Lake.

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


Total Population 784
Daytime Population: Workers 406
Daytime Population: Residents 437
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 843
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 781
Population in Familes 593
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 272
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $63,484
Per Capita Income $29,068


Total Housing Units 834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 283 (33.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 464 (55.6%)
Median Home Value $187,719
Average Home Value $273,936


Total Households 370
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 223
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 -0.83% -0.59%
Households -0.79% -0.6%
Families 0.25% -0.82%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Schroon Lake, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Schroon Lake to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 894 25th
Population Density # 1087 9th
Diversity Index # 824 31st
Median Household Income # 878 27th
Per Capita Income # 688 43rd

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