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Saranac is a town in Clinton County, in the Plattsburgh metro area.
The town was named for the river, which was namedfor an Indian term variously translated as "river flowing under a rock" or "entrance of a river into a lake"
The latitude of Saranac is 44.651N. The longitude is -73.743W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,257 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,165.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Saranac demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clinton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12952 ZIP code.
6% of Saranac residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Saranac ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Saranac was $18,242, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Saranac residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Saranac, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $351. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $911.
Libraries in Saranac include Dannemora Free Library ... View libraries
Clinton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Saranac political report.
The average commute time for Saranac workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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