120 Demars Boulevard
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Town Clerk: 518-359-9261
Town Administrator: 518-359-3981
Town Fax: 518-359-8193
- The Town Clerk’s Office can assist with the following:
- NYSDEC DECALS Hunting & Fishing Licensing Agent
- NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets Dog Licensing Agent
- NYS Department of Health Marriage Licensing Agent
- NYS Racing & Wagering Board Bingo and Games of Chance Licensing Agent
- Registrar of Vital Statistics for the Town & Village
- Tax Receiving center for the Town & County Tax
- Freedom of Information center for Town Records
- NYS Department of Motor Vehicle form distributor (we are not a DMV. Office & we do not provide eye tests or permit tests)
- Provide Federal and State Income Tax Forms
- Provide Notary Public Service
- Facilitate Town Summer Day Camp
- Facilitate Town Little League Baseball/Soccer/Volleyball Programs
- Provide information about Little Wolf Beach and Campground
- Franklin County Veterans Representative – every Wednesday 9-11:30
Tupper Lake is a town in Franklin County, New York. The population was 6,137 at the 2000 census. Formerly known as Altamont, the Town of Tupper Lake is located in the southwest corner of the county. The town contains a village called Tupper Lake.
The town was organized in 1890 from the Town of Waverly and was the last town organized in the county. In 1913, a part of St. Lawrence County was added to the town. In an effort to avoid confusion with other “Altamonts” around the state and to strengthen ties with the Village of Tupper Lake, town councilors turned the “Town of Altamont” into the “Town of Tupper Lake.” The name change took place on July 16, 2004.
In 1850 the Pomeroy Lumber Company began a logging operation in the area. A clearing left by clear-cutting the forest by Raquette Pond became the site of the Village of Tupper Lake. In the 1890s, a large number of buildings were erected, but in 1899 a fire burned 169 of them to the ground. As the lumber business swelled, the village became a rail center.
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,137 people, 2,429 households, and 1,530 families residing in the town. The population density was 52.2 people per square mile (20.1/km²). There were 3,118 housing units at an average density of 26.5/sq mi (10.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.56% White, 1.27% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.
There were 2,429 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,636, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $30,951 versus $25,938 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,696. About 6.9% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.