Lake Placid, NY 12946 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12946: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lake Placid, NY 12946

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Essex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.282, Longitude -73.989
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 526
  • PO Box Addresses: 544
  • Residential Addresses: 2,600
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 411
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,189

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Lake Placid, NY 12946 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,227
Daytime Population: Workers 4,324
Daytime Population: Residents 2,440
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,764
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 5,187
Population in Familes 3,671
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,040
Population Density2 44
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $52,047
Average Household Income $74,224
Per Capita Income $30,763


Total Housing Units 3,773 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,428 (37.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 973 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,372 (36.4%)
Median Home Value $236,348
Average Home Value $296,254


Total Households 2,401
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,278
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 -1.08% -0.17%
Households -0.11% -0.19%
Families -0.4% -0.33%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Lake Placid, NY 12946 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12946 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 # 664 62nd
Population Density # 1389 20th
Diversity Index # 475 73rd
Median Household Income # 1085 38th
Per Capita Income # 790 55th

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