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: 523
  • PO Box Addresses: 542
  • Residential Addresses: 2,623
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 417
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,206

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

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Lake Placid, NY 12946 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,484
Population in Households 4,821
Population in Familes 3,408
Population in Group Qrtrs 663
Population Density2 38
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $50,313
Average Household Income $75,924
Per Capita Income $35,111


Total Housing Units 3,861 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,503 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 921 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,437 (37.2%)
Median Home Value $250,314
Average Home Value $294,794


Total Households 2,424
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 1,289
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.33% -0.37%
Households -0.21% -0.37%
Families -0.49% -0.53%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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

The table below compares 12946 to the other 1,740 ZIP Codes 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 # 711 59th
Population Density # 1448 17th
Diversity Index # 625 64th
Median Household Income # 1274 27th
Per Capita Income # 633 64th

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