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Fort Edward, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Fort Edward is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Washington County at latitude 43.2686 and longitude -73.5826. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 138 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Fort Edward, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fort Edward, New York.

The P1 Census Class Code for Fort Edward indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 3,400
Population in Households 3,298
Population in Familes 2,534
Population in Group Qrtrs 102
Population Density1 1,936
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,312
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 862
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,459 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 824 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 488 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $97,201
Average Home Value $110,498


Median Household Income $43,078
Average Household Income $50,620
Per Capita Income $19,812
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.17% 0.01%
Households 0.29% 0.05%
Families -0.19% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
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 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 455 62nd
Population Density1 # 430 64th
Diversity Index2 # 952 20th
Median Household Income # 986 17th
Per Capita Income # 1097 8th

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