About This Place
West Sand Lake is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Rensselaer County, New York, United States. The population was 2,439 at the 2000 census. The community is located in the northwest corner of the town of Sand Lake.
West Sand Lake is located at 42°38′40″N 73°36′21″W / 42.64444°N 73.60583°W / 42.64444; -73.60583 (42.644579, -73.605928).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.4 km²), of which, 4.7 square miles (12.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.84%) is water.