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Welcome to Saranac Lake ...

The village of Saranac Lake is located in the Adirondacks.

Saranac Lake is primarily located in Franklin County<1>. A portion of Saranac Lake extends into Essex County.

A typical abbreviation for Saranac Lake: Saranac Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Saranac Lake has a population of 5,200 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The community of Saranac Lake is 1,540 feet [469 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Saranac Lake lies within the (518) area code.

The ZIP code for Saranac Lake: 12983<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Saranac Lake had an population of 5,200 people. This is a decrease of 3.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saranac Lake had a population of 5,406 people (which is 10.48% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Saranac Lake the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Saranac Lake represents 0.03% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 445th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,406 people, the population of Saranac Lake increased 7.24% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,041 people).

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

Adding Saranac Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Saranac Lake 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 Saranac Lake was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities near Saranac Lake ...

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

  • North Elba [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Elba
    • North Elba [Essex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Saranac Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,066 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Elba have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Elba
  • Altamont [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altamont
    • Altamont [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Saranac Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altamont came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
  • Tupper Lake [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupper Lake
    • Tupper Lake [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Saranac Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,701 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tupper Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupper Lake
  • Harrietstown [Franklin County]
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    • Harrietstown [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Saranac Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,455 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrietstown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrietstown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tupper Lake [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupper Lake
      • Tupper Lake [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Saranac Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,443 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tupper Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupper Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupper Lake<8>
    • Lake Placid [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Placid
      • Lake Placid [Essex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Saranac Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,357 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Placid have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Placid
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Placid<8>
    • Brighton [Franklin County]
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      • Brighton [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Saranac Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,418 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brighton<8>
    • Wilmington [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington
      • Wilmington [Essex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Saranac Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
    • Franklin [Franklin County]
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      • Franklin [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Saranac Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Keene [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keene
      • Keene [Essex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Saranac Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,060 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keene have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 Saranac Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Saranac Lake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Saranac Lake. 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 Saranac Lake.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Saranac Lake. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Saranac Lake.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saranac Lake ...

Looking for more information about Saranac Lake? 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 Saranac Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Saranac Lake.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Saranac Lake.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saranac Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Saranac Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Saranac Lake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Saranac Lake) 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 Saranac Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saranac LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saranac Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3297, Longitude: -74.1315    
<6>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.
<7>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<8>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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