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Fort Edward, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Fort Edward had a population of 3,338 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Edward ranks in the lower 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 Edward is located at latitude 43.2686 and longitude -73.5826 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Fort Edward (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 138 feet.

The Village of Fort Edward (GNIS ID: 2390845) 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 Edward is located within Town of Fort Edward, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Edward 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 Edward: Wah-co-loo-sen-coo-cha-le-va.

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


Total Population 3,338
Population in Households 3,236
Population in Familes 2,491
Population in Group Qrtrs 102
Population Density1 1,894
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,278
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 839
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,448 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 799 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 479 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 170 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $110,169
Average Home Value $143,781


Median Household Income $43,497
Average Household Income $52,231
Per Capita Income $20,899
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.23%
Households -0.22% -0.25%
Families -0.56% -0.36%
Median Household Income   -0.75%
Per Capita Income   0.49%
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 Edward, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Edward 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 # 464 61st
Population Density1 # 440 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 973 19th
Median Household Income # 994 17th
Per Capita Income # 1104 8th

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