Saranac, NY 12981 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12981: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Saranac, NY 12981

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Clinton County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.679, Longitude -73.824
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 29
  • PO Box Addresses: 87
  • Residential Addresses: 909
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 21
    • Single Family Addresses: 888

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

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Saranac, NY 12981 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,320
Daytime Population: Workers 275
Daytime Population: Residents 1,128
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,403
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 2,320
Population in Familes 1,861
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 19
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $57,935
Average Household Income $75,234
Per Capita Income $30,710


Total Housing Units 1,130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 812 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 183 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $131,925
Average Home Value $180,296


Total Households 947
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 653
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 0.14% 0.21%
Households 0.16% 0.21%
Families 0.0% 0.15%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Saranac, NY 12981 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12981 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 # 1006 42nd
Population Density # 1627 7th
Diversity Index # 1408 19th
Median Household Income # 798 54th
Per Capita Income # 797 54th

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