West Sand Lake, New York Population 2024

3,217

West Sand Lake is a city located in Rensselaer County New York. West Sand Lake has a 2024 population of 3,217. West Sand Lake is currently declining at a rate of -1.32% annually and its population has decreased by -5.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,391 in 2020.

The average household income in West Sand Lake is $120,497 with a poverty rate of 4.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Sand Lake is 42.5 years, 42.2 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.

West Sand Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 99.46%
  • Other race: 0.27%
  • Two or more races: 0.27%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
674.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.13% (-174)
The current population of West Sand Lake, New York is 3,217 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,391.

West Sand Lake, New York Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,28699.46%
Other race90.27%
Two or more races90.27%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

West Sand Lake Population by Race

West Sand Lake Population Pyramid 2024

West Sand Lake Median Age

42.5

Total

42.2

Male

42.7

Female

West Sand Lake Adults

There are 2,334 adults, (736 of whom are seniors) in West Sand Lake.

West Sand Lake Age Dependency

106.8

Age Dependency Ratio

46.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

60.7

Child Dependency Ratio

West Sand Lake Sex Ratio

Female1,83555.54%
Male1,46944.46%

West Sand Lake Population by Age

West Sand Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1222.9491.48.6
Married7792.841000
Female1723.6578.521.5
Non Family1221.2350.849.2
Male496.181000

3.15

Average Family Size

2.94

Average Household Size

91.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West Sand Lake Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade713.3%
Associates Degree39918.57%
Bachelors Degree57226.62%
Graduate Degree22510.47%
High School Graduate54125.17%
Less Than 9th Grade542.51%
Some College28713.36%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

West Sand Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Sand Lake Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,1312,009793
Hispanic18154
2+ Races994
Other Race960

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 44.44%.

West Sand Lake Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$90,357$93,253$81,443
Graduate Degree$0$0$93,864
High School Graduate$36,250$0$50,729
Less Than 9th Grade$23,162$23,162$0
Overall$63,551$65,707$63,428
Some College$64,366$70,451$63,684

$63,551

Average Earnings

$65,707

Average Male

$63,428

Average Female

West Sand Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Sand Lake Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Sand Lake Language

98.62% of West Sand Lake residents speak only English, while 1.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.07% of the population.

West Sand Lake Language

West Sand Lake Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,2861514.6%
Other9333.33%
Hispanic18316.67%

4.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.08%

Male Poverty Rate

5.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Sand Lake

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Sand Lake is White, with 4.6% 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 6.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.42%.

West Sand Lake Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College8.31%
High School2.4%
Less Than 9th Grade2.4%
Bachelors or Greater0%

West Sand Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed2.21%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

West Sand Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Sand Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$116,635$128,411
Households$109,808$120,497
Married Families$121,233$-999,999,999
Non Families$47,813$55,629

mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Sand Lake Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.9%

Male Marriage Rate

57.6%

Female Marriage Rate

West Sand Lake Married by Age and Sex

male

female

West 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.

West Sand Lake Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Sand Lake Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

297

Number of Veterans

297

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam131
Second Gulf War90
First Gulf War56
Korea0
World War II0

West Sand Lake Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+90
65 to 7489
35 to 5456
18 to 3439
55 to 6423

West Sand Lake Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White29712.82%

West Sand Lake Veterans by Race

West Sand Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Sand Lake Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.9%

Labor Force Participation

68%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

West Sand Lake Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Sand Lake Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West 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

88.62%

Born in West Sand Lake

99.49%

Native Born

0.51%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.49% of West Sand Lake residents were born in the United States, with 88.62% having been born in New York. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

West Sand Lake Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20243,217-43-1.32%
20233,260-44-1.33%
20223,3042006.44%
20213,104-287-8.46%
20203,39169425.73%
20192,697-17-0.63%
20182,714-193-6.64%
20172,907351.22%
20162,872270.95%
20152,845541.93%
20142,7911284.81%
20132,663-51-1.88%
20122,714-194-6.67%
20112,9082489.32%
20102,66000%

West Sand Lake Population by Year