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 87.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Saranac Lake is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Saranac Lake who work in office and administrative support (15.32%), food service (11.82%), and sales jobs (9.77%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Saranac Lake spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.90 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of people in Saranac Lake who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.99% of adults in Saranac Lake have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Saranac Lake in 2010 was $26,185, 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 $104,740 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 French , English, German, and Italian.

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

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