The Village of Saranac Lake had a population of 5,198 as of July 1, 2021.
The primary coordinate point for Saranac Lake is located at latitude 44.3295 and longitude -74.1313 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Saranac Lake 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 1,542 feet.
While the primary coordinates for Village of Saranac Lake are located in Franklin County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Essex County.
The Village of Saranac Lake 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.
|Total Population||5,198 (100%)|
|Population in Households||4,901 (94.3%)|
|Population in Families||3,065 (59.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||297 ( 5.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$50,896|
|Average Household Income||$69,859|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||15%|
|Per Capita Income||$33,181|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,105 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,224 (39.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,315 (42.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||566 (18.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$180,226|
|Average Home Value||$255,025|
|Housing Affordability Index3||143|
|Average Household Size||1.93|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.28%|
|Per Capita Income||1.17%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.11%|
The table below compares Saranac Lake to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 334||72nd|
|Population Density||# 435||64th|
|Median Household Income||# 972||19th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 543||45th|
|Per Capita Income||# 635||47th|
|Diversity Index||# 722||40th|
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