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Overview

Introduction to Ticonderoga, New York

Ticonderoga, New York, in Essex County, is 77 miles N of Schenectady, New York and 157 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 5,167.

Ticonderoga History

French explorers first arrived in this area in the mid 17th century. Ticonderoga was the site of several historic battles during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. Fort Ticonderoga served as a portage between George Lake and Champlain Lake. Ticonderoga was officially incorporated in 1804. The town was famous during the late 18th century for producing wood products like lead pencils and paper.

Ticonderoga and nearby Attractions

  • Bolton Historical Museum
  • Chimney Point Historic Site
  • Branbury State Park
  • Great Escape & Splash Water Kingdom
  • Fort Ticonderoga

Things To Do In Ticonderoga

The area around Lake George offers breathtaking views and is also suitable for a range of outdoor activities. Local museums include the Bolton Historical Museum, the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum and the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History. The Great Escape & Splash Water Kingdom, located in close proximity to Lake George, is also a popular local destination. The La Chute River Walk includes a walking trail which highlights the river’s history and rich heritage.

Ticonderoga Transportation

Burlington International is the closest major airport.

Ticonderoga Higher Education

North Country Community College, Middlebury College, Adriondack Community College and Saint Michaels College are all accessible from Ticonderoga.

People

Total Population 5,020
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 21.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,354
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.3%
Median Earnings25+ $25,891
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,114
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,036

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,608
% Above Poverty Level 81.8%
% Below Poverty Level 18.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.1%
Median Gross Rent $821
Median House Value $120,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10%
US/American 0%
English 16.7%
Irish 22.7%

Ticonderoga Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 77 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 157 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 12858, 12883
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.86
Longitude -73.41

Ticonderoga Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CORNWALL
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Station SOUTH LINCOLN
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 53 to 77 F
Oct Temp 32 to 54 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Station ELIZABETHTOWN
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 28 F
Apr Temp 30 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches

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Ticonderoga Public Libraries

Library
Ticonderoga Public Library
99 MONTCALM STREET
Ticonderoga, New York
(518) 585-7380

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5 CALKINS PL
518-585-6661
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 399 students.

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