Hamilton County in upstate New York is the least populated county not only in New York but in the entire eastern United States. The permanent population was only 4,923 as of 2009, although that increases to about 25,000 with the influx of seasonal visitors.
In 2007-2008, out of 439 school age children, 200 or 46% participated in the School Breakfast Program. Annual average personal income in 2009 was $36,238.
Along with the increase in the summer population come many seasonal jobs, but most employment provides no benefits and no retirement plan.
Worthy organizations for donations include the Raquette Lake Volunteer Fire Department, the Raquette Lake Library and the Community Action Agency of Hamilton County.
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