Fort Edward, New York

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

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Top 19% Fort Edward Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Fort Edward, New York

Comparing Fort Edward 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
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 2
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 4 4
Age of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 5
Portion of People Married 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
People Above Poverty 5 4
Median Family Income 5 2
College Educated Adults 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 4
Short Commute Times 7 7
Working at Home 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Affordability of Rents 4 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 7
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Fort Edward Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles NE of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 142 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Washington
Metro Area Glens Falls
Standard Zip Codes 12828
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.266
Longitude -73.585

Fort Edward 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 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station SALEM
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
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Fort Edward Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,141 100%
Male 1,515 48.2%
Female 1,626 51.8%
Under 18 827 26.3%
18+ 2,314 73.7%
65+ 412 13.1%
Median Age 35.3
Average Family Size 2.99
White 3,100 98.7%
African-American 11 0.4%
Asian 12 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 12 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.3%

Estimated Fort Edward Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,120
Growth -21
Growth % -0.7%

Fort Edward 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
Irish 17%
French (except Basque) 16.2%
Italian 15%
English 10.1%
US/American 9.9%
German 5.6%
French Canadian 5.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
Polish 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 3.4%
Scottish 3.1%
Greek 1.4%
Norwegian 1.3%
Lithuanian 1%
Welsh 0.7%
Romanian 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Danish 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Fort Miller (12828)

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)
Fort Edward 3,141 $39,550
Argyle 289 $41,667
Fort Ann 471 $48,750
Glens Falls 14,354 $42,266
Hudson Falls 6,927 $37,628
South Glens Falls 3,368 $41,694
West Glens Falls 6,721 $45,205

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Fort Edward Free Library
Fort Edward, New York
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