Paul Smiths, NY 12970 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12970: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Franklin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.435, Longitude -74.277
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 9
  • PO Box Addresses: 76
  • Residential Addresses: 107
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 107

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

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Paul Smiths, NY 12970 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,026
Daytime Population: Workers 352
Daytime Population: Residents 506
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 858
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 589
Population in Familes 457
Population in Group Qrtrs 437
Population Density2 20
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $48,910
Average Household Income $66,748
Per Capita Income $14,099


Total Housing Units 413 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126 (30.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 248 (60.0%)
Median Home Value $145,122
Average Home Value $187,302


Total Households 165
Average Household Size 3.57
Family Households 106
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.01% 0.16%
Households 0.78% 0.12%
Families 0.53% 0.19%
Median Household Income   0.13%
Per Capita Income   1.33%

Paul Smiths, NY 12970 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12970 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 # 1311 25th
Population Density # 1623 7th
Diversity Index # 1106 36th
Median Household Income # 1285 26th
Per Capita Income # 1694 3rd

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