Schroon Lake is a tiny town located in the state of New York. With a population of 816 people and just one neighborhood, Schroon Lake is the 763rd largest community in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Schroon Lake isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Schroon Lake are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Schroon Lake is a town of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Schroon Lake who work in sales jobs (13.31%), maintenance occupations (10.89%) and management occupations (10.48%).
Of important note, Schroon Lake is also a town of artists. Schroon Lake has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Schroon Lake’s character.
Also of interest is that Schroon Lake has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Schroon Lake is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
The overall crime rate in Schroon Lake is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Schroon Lake has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Schroon Lake a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the benefits of Schroon Lake is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.02 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.
As is often the case in a small town, Schroon Lake doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.