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ZIP Code 12983

Primary City:Saranac Lake, NY (View All Cities)
County: Franklin County
Timezone: Eastern (12:57am)
Area code: 518 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:44.4, -74.3
ZIP (~15 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 12983

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 12983. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 12983. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 12983, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Saranac Lake, NY
Unacceptable:
Harrietstown, Lake Colby

Stats and Demographics for the 12983 ZIP Code

ZIP code 12983 is located in northeast New York and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 12983 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 12983 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 7,494
Population Density 36 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,840
Median Home Value $162,400
Land Area 210.52 sq mi
Water Area 20.59 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,524
Median Household Income $47,329

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 44


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5211165376
5-9187150337
10-14210185395
15-19245251496
20-24304261565
25-29275259534
30-34241236477
35-39198175373
40-44229239468
45-49263321584
50-54316317633
55-59285300585
60-64262244506
65-69155152307
70-74108110218
75-79100116216
80-8474117191
85 Plus72161233

Gender

 Male 3,735 50%
 Female 3,759 50%
Gender

Race

 White 7,178 95.8%
 Black Or African American 91 1.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 48 0.6%
 Asian 53 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 12 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 112 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2414227241
25-34158393551
35-44270216486
45-54470240710
55-64465225690
65-74242101343
75-84173138311
85 Plus67125192

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,299 37%
 Single Guardian 478 14%
 Singles 1,401 40%
 Singles With Roommate 346 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,710 77%
 Households with Kids 814 23%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1543589
2373774
3344074
4422668
5413374
6403777
7372461
8252045
9443680
10533487
11344074
12423274
13373572
14444488
15544296
16493988
17405595
18435598
195960119
206661127

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 12983 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 12983 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 12983 real estate data, the median home value of $162,400 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 12983. Rentals in 12983 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 12983 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 7,244 97%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 70 1%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 180 2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,179 24%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 680 14%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,665 34%
 Households Vacant 1,316 27%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 197 15.0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 0.3%
 For Sale Only 53 4.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 7 0.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 914 69.5%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 139 10.6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 191 12%
 1 Bedroom 551 34%
 2 Bedroom 568 36%
 3+ Bedroom 289 18%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $47,329 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 12983 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 12983 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 12983 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 2,604 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,847 28%
 No Earnings 2,242 33%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 2,604 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,847 28%
 No Earnings 2,242 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,012 80.5%
 Public transportation 13 0.3%
 Taxicab 5 0.1%
 Motorcycle 7 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 431 11.5%
 Worked at Home 273 7.3%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 289 11%
 High School Graduate 1,188 44%
 Associate's degree 260 10%
 Bachelor's degree 542 20%
 Master's degree 307 11%
 Professional school degree 56 2%
 Doctorate degree 83 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 888 78.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 121 10.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 122 10.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 12983

ZIP Code 12983 is in the Saranac Lake Central School District. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 12983.

Petrova Elementary School
79 Canaras Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Saranac Lake Central School District
Saranac Lake Middle School
79 Canaras Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Saranac Lake Central School District
Bloomingdale School
79 Canaras Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Saranac Lake Central School District
Saranac Lake Senior High School
79 Canaras Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Saranac Lake Central School District
St Bernards School
63 River St
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Northern Lights School
57 Church St
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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