Lake Placid, New York

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Lake Placid, New York
Village
Main Street, Center of the village of Lake Placid
Lake Placid, New York is located in New York
Lake Placid, New York
Coordinates: 44°17′8″N 73°59′7″W / 44.28556°N 73.98528°W / 44.28556; -73.98528Coordinates: 44°17′8″N 73°59′7″W / 44.28556°N 73.98528°W / 44.28556; -73.98528
Country United States
State New York
County Essex
Government
 • Mayor Craig H. Randall
Area
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 1,801 ft (549 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,638
 • Density 1,913.2/sq mi (738.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12946
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-40761
GNIS feature ID 0954931

Lake Placid is a village in northern New York State. It has a population of 2,638. It was founded in the early 1880s to look for iron. Today it is a ski resort. It has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, in 1932 and 1980.

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