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Welcome to Lake Placid ...

The village of Lake Placid is located in the Adirondacks.

Lake Placid is located in Essex County<1>.

The location of Lake Placid has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Lake Placid refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lake Placidian<3>

A typical abbreviation for Lake Placid: Lk. Placid

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lake Placid has a population of 2,357 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lake Placid.

The community of Lake Placid is 1,890 feet [576 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Lake Placid lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Lake Placid: (518)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lake Placid had an population of 2,357 people. This is a decrease of 6.51% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake Placid had a population of 2,521 people (or 6.4% of the total population of Essex County). This makes Lake Placid the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Lake Placid represents 0.01% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 789th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,521 people, the population of Lake Placid decreased 4.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,638 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lake Placid.

Adding Lake Placid to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lake Placid in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lake Placid was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lake Placid on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lake Placid on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Lake Placid ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Lake Placid - they are located in Florida, Tennessee and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lake Placid.

Communities near Lake Placid ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lake Placid.

  • Harrietstown [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrietstown
    • Harrietstown [Franklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Lake Placid
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,455 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrietstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrietstown
  • Saranac Lake [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saranac Lake
    • Saranac Lake [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Lake Placid
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,200 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saranac Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saranac Lake<7>
  • Jay [Essex County]
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    • Jay [Essex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Lake Placid
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,395 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jay
  • Saint Armand [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Armand
    • Saint Armand [Essex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Lake Placid
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,471 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Armand have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Armand
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Black Brook [Clinton County]
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      • Black Brook [Clinton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Lake Placid
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,471 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Brook
    • Brighton [Franklin County]
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      • Brighton [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Lake Placid
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,418 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brighton<7>
    • Wilmington [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington
      • Wilmington [Essex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Lake Placid
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
    • Franklin [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Lake Placid
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Elizabethtown [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
      • Elizabethtown [Essex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Lake Placid
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,092 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
    • Keene [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keene
      • Keene [Essex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Lake Placid
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,060 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keene have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keene

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lake Placid. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lake Placid.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lake Placid. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lake Placid.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lake Placid. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lake Placid.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Placid ...

Looking for more information about Lake Placid? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lake Placid, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lake Placid.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lake Placid. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Essex County: www.co.essex.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Essex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Lake Placid refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a village's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Lake Placid may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lake Placid.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Placid - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lake Placid) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lake Placid. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake PlacidOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Placid. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2837, Longitude: -73.9855       In this case, the coordinates for Lake Placid have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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