Saranac Lake, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Saranac Lake, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Saranac Lake had a population of 5,183 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Saranac Lake is located at latitude 44.3246 and longitude -74.1304 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Saranac Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,545 feet.

The Village of Saranac Lake (GNIS ID: 2391117) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Saranac Lake is located within Town of Harrietstown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saranac Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Saranac Lake, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,183
Population in Households 4,884
Population in Familes 3,105
Population in Group Qrtrs 299
Population Density2 1,865
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $47,851
Average Household Income $63,335
Per Capita Income $30,047


Total Housing Units 3,036 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,189 (39.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,320 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 526 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $175,718
Average Home Value $219,895


Total Households 2,510
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 1,136
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 -0.51% -0.45%
Households -0.55% -0.48%
Families -0.35% -0.68%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Saranac Lake, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saranac Lake to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 338 72nd
Population Density # 441 63rd
Diversity Index # 679 43rd
Median Household Income # 955 20th
Per Capita Income # 694 42nd

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