Fort Drum CDP, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fort Drum CDP, New York - Basic Facts

The Fort Drum Census Designated Place had a population of 14,533 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Drum CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Drum CDP is located at latitude 44.0447 and longitude -75.7878 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Drum Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles.

The Fort Drum Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389105) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fort Drum Census Designated Place is located within Town of Le Ray, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Drum CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fort Drum CDP, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,533
Population in Households 11,583
Population in Familes 11,007
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,950
Population Density1 1,013
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 3,635
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 3,196
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,924 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 ( 0.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,606 (91.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 289 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Median Household Income $40,251
Average Household Income $47,617
Per Capita Income $15,823
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.86% 1.16%
Households 2.54% 1.59%
Families 2.45% 1.56%
Median Household Income   -0.57%
Per Capita Income   0.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fort Drum CDP, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Drum CDP to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 139 88th
Population Density1 # 700 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 71 94th
Median Household Income # 1066 11th
Per Capita Income # 1184 1st

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