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Lake Placid, New York

Lake Placid is a village located in Essex County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 2,638.

The 1932 and the 1980 Winter Olympics were held here.


Lake Placid is located at 44°17'8" North, 73°59'7" West (44.285691, -73.985404)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.9 km² (1.5 mi²). 3.6 km² (1.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 9.87% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 2,638 people, 1,303 households, and 604 families residing in the village. The population density is 738.1/km² (1,913.2/mi²). There are 1,765 housing units at an average density of 493.8/km² (1,280.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 95.75% White, 0.68% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.57% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,303 households out of which 22.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.1% are married couples living together, 8.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 53.6% are non-families. 45.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.02 and the average family size is 2.93.

In the village the population is spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $28,239, and the median income for a family is $43,042. Males have a median income of $26,585 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the village is $18,507. 13.2% of the population and 8.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.3% are under the age of 18 and 17.8% are 65 or older.