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Fort Plain, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Fort Plain had a population of 2,274 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Plain is located at latitude 42.9327 and longitude -74.6268 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Fort Plain (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 305 feet.

The Village of Fort Plain (GNIS ID: 2390847) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Fort Plain is located within Town of Minden, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Plain: Twa-da-a-la-ha-la.

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


Total Population 2,274
Population in Households 2,266
Population in Familes 1,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 1,691
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 917
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 549
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 537 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 381 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 199 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $72,755
Average Home Value $93,296


Median Household Income $37,647
Average Household Income $49,936
Per Capita Income $19,959
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.33% -0.25%
Households -0.53% -0.33%
Families -0.46% -0.44%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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 Plain, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Plain 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 # 568 53rd
Population Density1 # 489 59th
Diversity Index2 # 845 30th
Median Household Income # 1117 7th
Per Capita Income # 1134 5th

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