West Sand Lake, New York

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West Sand Lake, New York
Nickname(s): Old Best, North WSL is the Barrio
West Sand Lake, New York is located in New York
West Sand Lake, New York
West Sand Lake, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°38′40″N 73°36′21″W / 42.64444°N 73.60583°W / 42.64444; -73.60583Coordinates: 42°38′40″N 73°36′21″W / 42.64444°N 73.60583°W / 42.64444; -73.60583
Country United States
State New York
County Rensselaer
 • Type Town Board and Council
 • Town Supervisor Flora Fasoldt (D)
 • Total 4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)
 • Land 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 525 ft (160 m)
Population (United States Census, 2010)
 • Total 3,369 people
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12196
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-80863[1]
GNIS feature ID 0970858[2]
Website www.TownofSandLake.us

West Sand Lake is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Rensselaer County, New York, United States. The population was 3,369 people at the 2010 census. The community is located in the northwest corner of the town of Sand Lake.

Past and present residents of note[edit]


West Sand Lake is located at 42°38′40″N 73°36′21″W / 42.64444°N 73.60583°W / 42.64444; -73.60583 (42.644579, -73.605928).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.7 square miles (12 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.84%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 3,369 people, 1,007 households, and 721 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 739.1 per square mile (198.7/km²). There were 944 housing units at an average density of 199.0/sq mi (76.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.89% White, 2.11% African American, 0.32% Native American, 2.01% Asian, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.78% of the population .There were 907 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $47,000, and the median income for a family was $49,367. Males had a median income of $35,909 versus $28,890 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,226. About 5.0% of families and 12.8 of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 19.1% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.