Sand Lake, New York Population 2024

8,239

Sand Lake is a city located in Rensselaer County New York. Sand Lake has a 2024 population of 8,239. Sand Lake is currently declining at a rate of -0.44% annually and its population has decreased by -1.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,338 in 2020.

The average household income in Sand Lake is $131,372 with a poverty rate of 5.45%. The median age in Sand Lake is 49 years: 48.6 years for males, and 49.1 years for females.

Sand Lake Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sand Lake was:

  • White: 95.42%
  • Two or more races: 3.92%
  • Asian: 0.48%
  • Other race: 0.11%
  • Black or African American: 0.07%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
35.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
235.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.19% (-99)
The current population of Sand Lake, New York is 8,239 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,338.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,97795.42%
Two or more races3283.92%
Asian400.48%
Other race90.11%
Black or African American60.07%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Sand Lake Population by Race

Sand Lake Population Pyramid 2024

Sand Lake Median Age

49

Total

48.6

Male

49.1

Female

Sand Lake Adults

There are 6,496 adults, (1,931 of whom are seniors) in Sand Lake.

Sand Lake Age Dependency

83.1

Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Sand Lake Sex Ratio

Female4,07748.77%
Male4,28351.23%

Sand Lake Population by Age

Sand Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,2782.5483.516.5
Married2,0762.7997.32.7
Non Family7521.1948.951.1
Female3103.2674.225.8
Male1404.58515

2.92

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

83.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sand Lake Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2153.57%
Associates Degree93115.47%
Bachelors Degree1,30021.61%
Graduate Degree1,05417.52%
High School Graduate1,54125.61%
Less Than 9th Grade651.08%
Some College91115.14%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sand Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sand Lake Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,8185,5722,313
2+ Races14912134
Hispanic14312041
Asian28280
Other Race960
Black630

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 39.76%.

Sand Lake Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$93,109$105,368$81,116
Graduate Degree$90,000$88,548$95,972
High School Graduate$50,430$55,181$50,286
Less Than 9th Grade$23,480$23,260$0
Overall$64,629$75,602$58,326
Some College$62,721$70,469$51,875

$64,629

Average Earnings

$75,602

Average Male

$58,326

Average Female

Sand Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sand Lake Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sand Lake Language

94.41% of Sand Lake residents speak only English, while 5.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.61% of the population.

Sand Lake Language

Sand Lake Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,9704435.56%
Multiple328103.05%
Other9333.33%
Hispanic26031.15%

5.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.46%

Male Poverty Rate

6.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sand Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sand Lake is Other, with 33.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sand Lake is Hispanic, with 1.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.12%.

Sand Lake Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10%
Some College8.31%
High School7.53%
Bachelors or Greater0.08%

Sand Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed4.73%
Male Employed2.4%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Sand Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sand Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$124,352$146,815
Households$109,874$131,372
Married Families$137,989$-999,999,999
Non Families$59,660$77,309

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sand Lake Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.8%

Male Marriage Rate

61.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Sand Lake Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sand Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Sand Lake Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sand Lake Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

483

Number of Veterans

471

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam226
Second Gulf War100
First Gulf War79
World War II15
Korea0

Sand Lake Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74160
75+130
35 to 54101
55 to 6453
18 to 3439

Sand Lake Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4837.68%

Sand Lake Veterans by Race

Sand Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sand Lake Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.3%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Sand Lake Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sand Lake Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sand Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.13%

Born in Sand Lake

94.99%

Native Born

5.01%

Foreign Born

1.15%

Non Citizen

3.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.99% of Sand Lake residents were born in the United States, with 82.13% having been born in New York. 1.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Sand Lake Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,059-36-0.44%
20288,095-36-0.44%
20278,131-36-0.44%
20268,167-36-0.44%
20258,203-36-0.44%
20248,239-36-0.44%
20238,275-36-0.43%
20228,311-36-0.43%
20218,34790.11%
20208,338-123-1.45%
20198,461-21-0.25%
20188,482240.28%
20178,458310.37%
20168,427-28-0.33%
20158,455-37-0.44%
20148,492-19-0.22%
20138,511130.15%
20128,498-25-0.29%
20118,52340.05%
20108,51900%

Sand Lake Population by Year