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Lake Placid

Lake Placid, NY is the quintessential mountain town with a rich history.

Lake Placid is the unofficial capital of the Adirondacks. This historic town has hosted two Olympic Winter Games, most recently in 1980 when it was home of the legendary "Miracle on Ice" men's hockey semifinal game between the United States and Russia. Today it remains the epicenter of outdoor activity and culture in upstate New York, hosting dozens of sporting events year-round including the annual Empire State Winter Games, Ironman Lake Placid Triathlon, hockey tournaments, lacrosse tournaments, and ski jumping competitions.

The residents of Lake Placid are a wonderful mix of small business owners, athletes, and families. This eclectic population of about 3,000 annual residents is united by a common appreciation for the beautiful surroundings and a passion for the area's vibrant seasonal activities. There are amazing and award-winning local restaurants and breweries, as well as great shopping in downtown Lake Placid.

Lake Placid High School is located in the center of town, next to the Olympic Center and situated just above the historic speed skating oval. With an enrollment of about 200 students, this public school provides small class sizes and excellent opportunities for student-athletes.

In the winter months enjoy skiing at Whiteface Mountain, just a few miles from the village of Lake Placid. As the tallest ski mountain in the east at nearly 5000 ft, Whiteface's trails offer extremely challenging terrain as well as a highly acclaimed learn-to-ski program for beginners. But despite being a world-class destination for all things winter, many would say that the Lake Placid region and its surrounding communities are at their best during the summer months when the area comes alive with hikers, rock climbers, fishermen, triathletes, mountain bikers, and live music lovers. In the summer, the Olympic training facilities remain open, and visitors can ride the 1980 bobsled course and visit the site of the 1980 and 1932 ski jumping competitions.

From swimming in the local lakes and ponds to climbing one of the famed Adirondack High Peaks, Lake Placid and the surrounding area is truly a can't-miss summer destination. At the end of a day full of activity, take some time to unwind at one of the amazing local breweries and restaurants like the Cottage on Mirror Lake or Lisa G's.

Overview for Lake Placid, NY

2,221 people live in Lake Placid, where the median age is 44.3 and the average individual income is $34,972. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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44.3 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Lake Placid, NY

Lake Placid has 1,171 households, with an average household size of 1.87. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lake Placid do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,221 people call Lake Placid home. The population density is 1,631.65 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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43.18 / 56.82%

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Schools in Lake Placid, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Lake Placid. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Lake Placid Junior-Senior High School
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