Saranac Lake, NY


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Saranac Lake is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,274 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Saranac Lake is the 301st largest community in New York. Saranac Lake has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Saranac Lake is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Saranac Lake is a village of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Saranac Lake who work in office and administrative support (13.77%), food service (10.74%), and management occupations (8.47%).

Of important note, Saranac Lake is also a village of artists. Saranac Lake has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Saranac Lake’s character.

Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.56 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Saranac Lake is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.03% of adults in Saranac Lake have a college degree.

The per capita income in Saranac Lake in 2010 was $25,805, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,220 for a family of four. However, Saranac Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Saranac Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Russian.

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