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Fort Edward, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Fort Edward had a population of 3,307 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 3,307
Daytime Population: Workers 1,446
Daytime Population: Residents 1,747
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,193
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 3,205
Population in Familes 2,462
Population in Group Qrtrs 102
Population Density2 1,877
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $44,962
Average Household Income $54,883
Per Capita Income $21,715


Total Housing Units 1,456 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 787 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 468 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 200 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $120,571
Average Home Value $156,282


Total Households 1,256
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 822
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.28% -0.31%
Households -0.43% -0.4%
Families -0.76% -0.49%
Median Household Income   0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.72%

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, 2017 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 # 465 61st
Population Density # 439 63rd
Diversity Index # 957 19th
Median Household Income # 982 18th
Per Capita Income # 1092 9th

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