Caroga Lake, NY is a charming community located on the edge of the Adirondack mountains in Fulton County. It's a popular year-round destination that's loved by outdoor enthusiasts and residents seeking peace and quiet. This picturesque town is an excellent place to raise children and is perfect for retirees. It's a gorgeous location that's attractive to both tourists and local residents alike.
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With a population of just 590, Caroga Lake is a small town with a decidedly rural feel. The community has a median age of 58.9 and the population here tends to be quite conservative. Fulton County voted Republican in the past five presidential elections. The demographics here are mostly white (87%), multi-racial (7%), and Native American (6%). It's generally considered a safe place to live, with crime rates that are 7% lower than the U.S. average.
Homes here are fairly affordable. The median home value in Caroga Lake is $141,400. This is 51% lower than the average in New York state and 23% lower than the national average. Eighty-eight percent of residents own their homes. Renters pay an average of $809 a month. Browse the newest real estate listings in Caroga Lake, NY.
The high school graduation rate in Caroga Lake is 93%, which is 13% higher than the state average and 12% higher than the U.S. average. The town is part of the Wheelerville Union Free School District. The Wheelerville school houses children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade and has about 140 students. The student-to-teacher ratio here is approximately ten to one. Find homes in Caroga Lake by school district.
The cost of living here is 6% lower than the national average and 20% lower than the average in the state of New York. The median household income for Caroga Lake residents is $43,542, and the average income per capita is $29,481. The primary occupations for workers include healthcare and social assistance (21.4%), manufacturing (16%), construction (15.5%), and professional, scientific, and technical services (13.9%).
Caroga Lake is a paradise for those who enjoy the outdoors. The area offers year-round recreational opportunities including boating, kayaking, and canoeing in the summer, hiking and observing the breathtaking foliage in the autumn, and skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing in the winter.
Other popular activities in the area include golfing, visiting local museums, and exploring the area's nature trails. Sherman's Park amusement park features a restored carousel, a Ferris wheel, and is the location for the town's annual Fourth of July celebration which features musical performances and a fireworks show.
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