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Sand Lake is a town in Rensselaer County, in the Albany metro area.
The latitude of Sand Lake is 42.637N. The longitude is -73.541W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 823 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,987.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sand Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rensselaer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Albany area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12061 ZIP code.
21% of Sand Lake residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sand Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sand Lake was $26,103, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Sand Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sand Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $484. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,208.
Rensselaer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sand Lake political report.
The average commute time for Sand Lake workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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