Saranac Lake, New York Population 2024

4,842

Saranac Lake is a city located in Essex County and Franklin County New York. Saranac Lake has a 2024 population of 4,842. Saranac Lake is currently declining at a rate of -0.6% annually and its population has decreased by -2.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,958 in 2020.

The average household income in Saranac Lake is $74,109 with a poverty rate of 16.75%. The median age in Saranac Lake is 42 years: 41.8 years for males, and 42.3 years for females.

Saranac Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 93.38%
  • Black or African American: 2.99%
  • Two or more races: 2.32%
  • Native American: 0.73%
  • Asian: 0.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,663.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.34% (-116)
The current population of Saranac Lake, New York is 4,842 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,958.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,74393.38%
Black or African American1522.99%
Two or more races1182.32%
Native American370.73%
Asian290.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Saranac Lake Population by Race

Saranac Lake Population Pyramid 2024

Saranac Lake Median Age

42

Total

41.8

Male

42.3

Female

Saranac Lake Adults

There are 4,203 adults, (839 of whom are seniors) in Saranac Lake.

Saranac Lake Age Dependency

51

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26

Child Dependency Ratio

Saranac Lake Sex Ratio

Female2,34746.21%
Male2,73253.79%

Saranac Lake Population by Age

Saranac Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,4671.9549.450.6
Non Family1,3931.2637.962.1
Married8252.672.527.5
Male1443.8631.368.8
Female1053.4144.855.2

2.67

Average Family Size

1.95

Average Household Size

49.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Saranac Lake Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2968%
Associates Degree46612.59%
Bachelors Degree72419.56%
Graduate Degree72619.62%
High School Graduate66618%
Less Than 9th Grade611.65%
Some College76220.59%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Saranac Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Saranac Lake Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,4333,1141,377
Black1198119
2+ Races86867
Hispanic616124
Asian202011
Native American161616

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Saranac Lake Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$42,417$41,964$45,250
Graduate Degree$71,111$66,875$71,944
High School Graduate$27,688$46,667$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$43,986$46,239$40,058
Some College$41,490$43,651$36,852

$43,986

Average Earnings

$46,239

Average Male

$40,058

Average Female

Saranac Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Saranac Lake Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Saranac Lake Language

98.29% of Saranac Lake residents speak only English, while 1.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.18% of the population.

Saranac Lake Language

Saranac Lake Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,56667014.67%
Multiple1186050.85%
Hispanic945962.77%
Black1194134.45%
Native373183.78%

16.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.89%

Male Poverty Rate

15.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Saranac Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Saranac Lake is Native, with 83.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Saranac Lake is White, with 14.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.78%.

Saranac Lake Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade52.38%
High School23.27%
Some College13.68%
Bachelors or Greater5.66%

Saranac Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed87.18%
Female Employed8.76%
Male Employed7.82%
Male Unemployed0%

Saranac Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Saranac Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$84,167$96,396
Households$58,197$74,109
Married Families$104,980$-999,999,999
Non Families$46,004$54,449

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Saranac Lake Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Saranac Lake Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Saranac Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Saranac Lake Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Saranac Lake Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

278

Number of Veterans

248

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam121
First Gulf War30
Second Gulf War29
Korea13
World War II0

Saranac Lake Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74122
75+52
35 to 5441
55 to 6434
18 to 3429

Saranac Lake Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2506.37%
2+ Races2830.11%
Hispanic77%

Saranac Lake Veterans by Race

Saranac Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Saranac Lake Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Saranac Lake Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Saranac Lake Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Saranac 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

76.94%

Born in Saranac Lake

99.21%

Native Born

0.79%

Foreign Born

0.55%

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.21% of Saranac Lake residents were born in the United States, with 76.94% having been born in New York. 0.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Saranac Lake Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,697-29-0.61%
20284,726-29-0.61%
20274,755-29-0.61%
20264,784-29-0.6%
20254,813-29-0.6%
20244,842-29-0.6%
20234,871-19-0.39%
20224,890-60-1.21%
20214,950-8-0.16%
20204,958-261-5%
20195,219-37-0.7%
20185,256-25-0.47%
20175,281-2-0.04%
20165,283-32-0.6%
20155,315-30-0.56%
20145,345-25-0.47%
20135,370-30-0.56%
20125,400-14-0.26%
20115,414-7-0.13%
20105,42100%
20005,041-336-6.25%
19905,377-201-3.6%
19805,578-508-8.35%
19706,0861,44531.14%
19604,641-2,272-32.87%
19506,913-225-3.15%
19407,138-882-11%
19308,0202,84655.01%
19205,1741913.83%
19104,9832,38992.1%
19002,594-2,103-44.77%
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Saranac Lake Population by Year