Lake Placid, NY
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Lake Placid is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,465 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lake Placid is the 514th largest community in New York.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lake Placid is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Placid is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Placid who work in office and administrative support (15.27%), sales jobs (12.47%), and management occupations (9.04%).

Also of interest is that Lake Placid has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of Lake Placid is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.41 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Even though Lake Placid is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Lake Placid citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.48% of adults in Lake Placid have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lake Placid in 2010 was $31,414, which is upper middle income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,656 for a family of four. However, Lake Placid contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Lake Placid home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Placid residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lake Placid include German, French , Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Lake Placid is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.

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