Fonda, New York

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Fonda, New York

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High Points

Fonda strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Fonda Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 7% Fonda Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Fonda Public Transportation Use
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 15% Fonda Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Fonda, New York

Comparing Fonda to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 3
Racial Diversity 6 3
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Age of the Population 4 3
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 2
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 3
Median Family Income 3 1
College Educated Adults 3 1
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 5
Short Commute Times 8 9
Working at Home 2 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 6 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Fonda Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles NW of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 153 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Montgomery
Metro Area Albany - Schenectady - Troy
Standard Zip Codes 12068
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.954
Longitude -74.376

Fonda Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
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Fonda Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 810 100%
Male 366 45.2%
Female 444 54.8%
Under 18 206 25.4%
18+ 604 74.6%
65+ 154 19%
Median Age 36.1
Average Family Size 2.9
White 790 97.5%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 4 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 9 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 2.2%

Estimated Fonda Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 779
Growth -31
Growth % -3.8%

Fonda Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 22.7%
German 15.5%
Irish 15.1%
US/American 11.4%
English 7.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
French (except Basque) 5.2%
Dutch 4.3%
French Canadian 3.9%
Polish 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Scottish 1.4%
Danish 1%
Finnish 0.6%
Canadian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fonda, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Sammonsville (12068)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fonda 810 $35,714
Fort Johnson 491 $44,750
Fultonville 710 $34,167
Gloversville 15,413 $34,713
Johnstown 8,511 $39,909
Palatine Bridge 706 $46,667
Tribes Hill 1,024 $39,750

Fonda Public Libraries

Frothingham Free Library
Fonda, New York
(518) 853-3016

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Fonda High Schools (2004)

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