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Fort Edward, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Fort Edward had a population of 3,316 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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, 2018)


Total Population 3,316
Population in Households 3,215
Population in Familes 2,486
Population in Group Qrtrs 101
Population Density2 1,882
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $44,472
Average Household Income $52,820
Per Capita Income $20,967


Total Housing Units 1,455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 778 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 483 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 195 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $129,678
Average Home Value $165,219


Total Households 1,260
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 824
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 -0.21% -0.3%
Households -0.34% -0.38%
Families -0.64% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 2018 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 # 435 64th
Diversity Index # 969 18th
Median Household Income # 1021 15th
Per Capita Income # 1145 4th

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