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Welcome to Tupper Lake ...

The village of Tupper Lake is located in the Adirondacks.

Tupper Lake is located in Franklin County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Tupper Lake, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1890.

A typical abbreviation for Tupper Lake: Tupper Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tupper Lake has a population of 3,457 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Tupper Lake is 1,550 feet [472 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Tupper Lake is located in the (518) area code.

The ZIP code for Tupper Lake: 12986<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tupper Lake had an population of 3,457 people. This is a decrease of 5.73% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tupper Lake had a population of 3,667 people (which is 7.11% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Tupper Lake the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Tupper Lake represents 0.02% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 601st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,667 people, the population of Tupper Lake decreased 6.81% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,935 people).

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

Communities Also Named Tupper Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Tupper Lake - it's located in Nova Scotia.

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

Communities near Tupper Lake ...

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

  • Saranac Lake
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Horseshoe
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Horseshoe is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Horseshoe
  • Saranac Inn
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saranac Inn have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Saranac Inn is located in Franklin County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saranac Inn
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Saranac Inn
  • Sevey
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Sevey is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sevey
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Sevey
  • Cranberry Lake
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Paul Smiths
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Harrietstown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Harrietstown is located in Franklin County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrietstown
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  • Ray Brook
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Bloomingdale
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Newcomb
    (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)

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 Tupper Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tupper Lake.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tupper Lake. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tupper Lake.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tupper Lake ...

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

Adding Tupper Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Tupper Lake was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Tupper Lake post office opened in 1890.

We also found Tupper Lake in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Tupper Lake.

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

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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 Tupper Lake.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tupper 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 Tupper Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tupper Lake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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