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Fort Edward, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Fort Edward had a population of 3,293 as of July 1, 2019. 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 43.267 and longitude -73.5846 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Fort Edward 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fort Edward, NY Housing Affordability Index is 191
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Fort Edward, NY Wealth Index is 53
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,293 (100%)
Population in Households 3,192 (96.9%)
Population in Families 2,450 (74.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 101 ( 3.1%)
Population Density 1,869
Diversity Index2 12
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,383
Average Household Income $60,870
Per Capita Income $23,062
Wealth Index4 53

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 764 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 489 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 194 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $110,648
Housing Affordability Index3 191
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,253
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 819
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.27% -0.49%
Households -0.36% -0.53%
Families -0.64% -0.64%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Fort Edward, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Edward to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 462 61st
Population Density # 441 63rd
Diversity Index # 961 20th
Median Household Income # 977 18th
Per Capita Income # 1051 12th

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