West Sand Lake, New York

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West Sand Lake, New York
Hamlet and CDP
Intersection of NY 43 and NY 150 in West Sand Lake
Intersection of NY 43 and NY 150 in West Sand Lake
Nickname(s): Old Best
Location in Rensselaer County and the state of New York.
Location in Rensselaer County and the state of New York.
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
Government
 • Type Town Board and Council
 • Town Supervisor Flora Fasoldt (D)
Area
 • 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 2,660 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 2,845 people in 2015. The community is located in the northwest corner of the town of Sand Lake.

Past and present residents of note[edit]

Geography[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 town 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.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2015, there were 2,845 people residing in the town The population density was 592.71 per square mile. The racial makeup of West Sand Lake was 95.8% Non Hispanic White, o.2% African American, 0.08% Native American, .6 % Asian, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino were 1.7% 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 West Sand Lake was $85,000, and the median income for a family was $92,367. The per capita income for the town was $36,235 About 5.0% of families and 7.8 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.

The area has a population density of 592.71 people per sq. mile.

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