Tupper Lake is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,577 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Tupper Lake is the 397th largest community in New York. Tupper Lake has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Tupper Lake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tupper Lake is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Tupper Lake who work in personal care services (14.83%), office and administrative support (14.27%), and healthcare suport services (9.12%).
One of the benefits of Tupper Lake is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.95 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.
The percentage of people in Tupper Lake with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.99% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Tupper Lake in 2010 was $23,131, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,524 for a family of four. However, Tupper Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Tupper Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tupper Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Tupper Lake include Irish, French Canadian, English, and German.
The most common language spoken in Tupper Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.