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Lake Placid, New York

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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 village is named after a lake adjacent to the village.

The Village of Lake Placid is near the center the Town of North Elba at the junction of Routes 73 and 87.

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History

Lake Placid began developing as a tourist location in the latter part of the 19th Century. The 1932 and the 1980 Winter Olympics were held here.

Geography

The village is located near the south end of a lake called Lake Placid. More immediate to the village is Mirror Lake, which lies between the village and Lake Placid.

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

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.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR 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 population, 13.3% of those under the age of 18 and 17.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Lake Placid Facts

The village has been host to other events besides the Olympic Games, and is also the location of sports training facilties, especially those for winter events. Jack Shea, a resident of the village, became the first person to win two gold medals when he doubled in speed skating at the 1932 Winter Olympics.

Lake Placid Airport (LKP) is south of the village.

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