Welcome to Hamilton County!
Demographics are as reported in the 2000 Census unless otherwise noted.
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- Average Temperature
- Average Precipitation
- Land Area
- Water Area
- Races in Hamilton County
- Elementary and Secondary Schools
- Colleges and Universities that serve Hamilton County
Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings
Temperate: USDA Zones 3 & 4; some Zone 2 areas
January 19.8 degrees F. Lows can reach -40 degrees F. July: 70.9 degrees F. Highs in the 90s are not uncommon
Rain: 39.27 inches. Snow: 68.3 inches. Average first snow in October. Average last snow in April.
- Elevation: Highest: 3,583 ft. above sea level.
- Lowest: 82 ft. above sea level.
- Adirondack Park: 6 million acres
Mountainous broken by lakes, ponds, rivers and streams
85% forested (21% hardwoods)
1,720 sq. miles
Over 200 lakes and ponds. The largest lakes Long, Indian, Abenaki, Pleasant, Blue Mountain and Tupper. Primary rivers are the Hudson and Oswagatchie.
- Village of Malone
- Village of Indian Lake
- Village of Blue Mountain Lake
- Village of Long Lake
- Village of Lake Pleasant
- Village of Tupper Lake
- Village of Towns of Wells
- Village of Arietta
- Village of Morehouse
- Village of Benson
- Village of Hope
- Village of Inlet
- White Non-Hispanic: 92.6%
- African-American: 2.0%
- Hispanic: 1.8%
- Two or more races: 1.3%
- Chinese: 0.9%
- Asian Indian: 0.5%
- Number of foreign born residents: 4.2%
- Median age: 21.8 years
- Males: 47.1%
- Females: 52.9%
- Warren-Saratoga-Washington-Hamilton-Essex Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in Fort Edward.
- Long Lake Central School, Long Lake
- Hamilton County public schools spend $16,169 per student. The US average expenditure is $6,058. There are about 8 students per teacher in Hamilton County (Sperling, 2008). The New York State estimated cost per pupil is $18,768. (NYS Commission on Property Tax Relief, 2009).
- Adirondack Community College in Queensbury, part of the State University of NY and sponsored by Warren and Washington Counties.
- SUNY Plattsburgh Extension Center on the Adirondack Community College campus.
- College of St. Joseph, Rutland, VT.
- Empire State College in Latham and Saratoga Springs.
- Siena College School of Business in Albany.
- People 25 years of age or older with a high school diploma or higher: 89.0%
- People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor�"s degree or higher: 34.8%
- The Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport is owned and operated by Warren County and is located on approximately 500 acres three miles northeast from downtown Glens Falls, just off the New York State Route 254 (Quaker Road) in the Town of Queensbury, approximately 65 miles south of Indian Lake.Runway 1-119 has a length of 5,000 feet by 150 feet and runway 12-30 is now 4,000 feet by 100 feet. The runways and the five taxiways are precision instrument runways with HIRL lights (pilot controlled). 792-5995.
- Albany International Airport 869-9611 - 115 miles south of Indian Lake and is served by several national and international carriers.
- Adirondack Trailways (800) 858-8555 and Greyhound (800) 231-2222 - National connecting service.
- The Adirondack Northway (I-87) is the primary route through the North Country.
- Other main roads are U.S. Route 9 in Saratoga, Warren and Essex Counties, NY 9N through Saratoga, Warren and Hamilton Counties, and U.S. Route 4 from Saratoga County through Washington County to Whitehall, then east to Rutland, VT. NY 22 is a north-south route through Washington and Essex Counties NY 40 is through Washington County. NY 32 is a north-south route through Warren and Saratoga Counties to the Capital District. Main east-west routes are NY 28 (Warren and Hamilton Counties), 29, 30 and 149.
For more information please contact the Adirondack Economic Development Corp. in Saranac Lake at (518) 891-5523.
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