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.

Lake Placid is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Placid is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Placid who work in sales jobs (13.08%), office and administrative support (13.01%), and personal care services (9.10%).

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Lake Placid spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.69 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.

In Lake Placid, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Lake Placid is a relatively small village. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Lake Placid is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.07% of adults in Lake Placid have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Lake Placid in 2010 was $32,804, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,216 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 Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

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

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