Lake Placid, New York

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Lake Placid, New York
Village
Main Street, Center of the village of Lake Placid
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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