Lake Placid Essex County, New York

Lake Placid: Town in Essex County, New York, United States


Lake Placid is a town located in the county of Essex in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,521 and a population density of 633 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 2,356 inhabitants.

Lake Placid Quick Facts

Population : 2,356 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Essex County
Postal code : 12946
Phone Area Codes : 845
Area : 3.98 km2
Official name : Lake Placid
Altitude : 1,801 feet / 549 meters
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 09:57:23 (4th December 2021)
Density : 592 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -7% (2010-2020)
Weather : 26℉ Scattered Snow Showers 7-days weather
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Location of Lake Placid on New York map.
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Lake Placid is located at 44°16'47"N 73°58'55"W (44.2796200, -73.9819800).

Lake Placid map


Lake Placid forecast: Scattered snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. Southwest wind 5 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of around one inch possible. more


According to census records, the population of Lake Placid decreased by 7% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,521 - census
2011 2,518 -0.12% estimation process
2012 2,490 -1.12% estimation process
2013 2,468 -0.89% estimation process
2014 2,445 -0.94% estimation process
2015 2,430 -0.62% estimation process
2016 2,410 -0.83% estimation process
2017 2,395 -0.63% estimation process
2018 2,384 -0.46% estimation process
2019 2,357 -1.15% estimation process
2020 2,356 -0.04% estimation process

Lake Placid zip code is 12946. County name: Essex, County fips: 36031

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Local Places in Lake Placid

1 North Elba TOWN HALL

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People born in Lake Placid (31)

People born in Lake Placid, including bobsledder Curtis Stevens, alpine skier Andrew Weibrecht, ski jumper Art Devlin, you can see a list of people who born in Lake Placid.

  • Jack Shea (US speed skater) he was born in 07/09/1910
  • Frederick Fortune (bobsledder) he was born in 01/04/1921
  • Paul Stevens (bobsledder) he was born in 16/10/1889
  • Stanley Benham (American bobsledder) he was born in 21/12/1913
  • James Bickford (bobsledder) he was born in 02/11/1912
  • Caleb Smith (American skeleton racer) he was born in 05/10/1983
  • Casey Colby (American ski jumper) he was born in 03/11/1974
  • Francis Tyler (bobsledder) he was born in 11/12/1904
  • George A. Woods (American literary critic and writer (1926-1988)) he was born in 26/01/1926
  • Hubert Stevens (bobsledder) he was born in 07/03/1890
  • George R. Viscome (American astronomer) he was born in 01/01/1956
  • Nina Lussi (American ski jumper) she was born in 29/03/1994
  • Phil Duprey (American bobsledder) he was born in 06/02/1944
  • Craig Wood (professional golfer) he was born in 18/11/1901
  • Gary Sheffield (American bobsledder) he was born in 18/08/1936
  • Joe Wilson (American bobsledder and cross-country skier (1935-2019)) he was born in 22/05/1935
  • Carrie Donovan (American fashion editor) she was born in 22/03/1928
  • Freda Kirchwey (American journalist) she was born in 26/09/1893

Schools in Lake Placid

College & universities near Lake Placid, NY

Code Name City ZIP
194028 North Country Community College Saranac Lake (NY) 12983-0089

Stations (17)

Amtrak & bus stations near Lake Placid, NY

Code Name Address Type
LPD Lake Placid, New York 1 Mirror Lake Drive BUS
WSP Westport station Hwy 9N and Ledge Hill Rd RAIL
POH Port Henry station 20 Park Place RAIL
PRK Port Kent station Hwy 373 & Back Rd RAIL
PLB Plattsburgh station Bridge and Dock Sts. RAIL

Post offices near Lake Placid

Post Office Name City ZIP
Lake Placid Post Office Lake Placid (NY) 12946

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Essex County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Essex County , NY. (more)

City Name Population Title
Rome 32,145 City in New York, United States
Stillwater 9,092 Town in New York, United States
North Elba 8,118 Town in New York
Ticonderoga 4,728 Town in New York
Moriah 4,453 Human settlement in Essex County, New York, United States of America
Jay 2,397 Town in New York, United States
Willsboro 1,963 Human settlement in Essex County, New York, United States of America
Crown Point 1,875 Town in New York
Keeseville 1,750 Village in both Clinton County as Essex County, New York, United States of America
Wilmington 1,269 Town in New York, USA
Westport 1,239 Town in New York, USA
Port Henry 1,148 Village in New York, USA
Elizabethtown 1,093 Human settlement in Essex County, New York, United States of America
Keene 1,060 Town in New York
Schroon Lake 833 Town in Essex County, New York
Baldwin 791 Census designated place in New York, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Lake Placid distances to largest New York cities