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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,971
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens19.7%
Employed Population 16+2,285
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married46.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,112
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,300
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,353

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,024
% Above Poverty Level84.5%
% Below Poverty Level15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.6%
Median Gross Rent$751
Median House Value$117,200

Ancestry

Irish25.4%
French Except Basque23.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.8%
English11.7%
Italian7.7%
Canadian5.6%
Dutch3.3%
Scottish2.2%
Polish2.1%
Arab1.3%
Austrian1.2%
Palestinian0.9%
Portuguese0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Swiss0.4%
Finnish0.3%
German0.2%
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Ticonderoga Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes12883, 12858
Phone Area Codes518
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.84
Approximate Longitude-73.42

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)

StationCORNWALL
Distance11.5 miles
Jan Temp9 to 27 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 57 F
Annual Precip36.1 inches
StationSOUTH LINCOLN
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp4 to 26 F
Apr Temp28 to 49 F
Jul Temp53 to 77 F
Oct Temp32 to 54 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches
StationELIZABETHTOWN
Distance28.3 miles
Jan Temp4 to 28 F
Apr Temp30 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 82 F
Oct Temp33 to 58 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Port Henry1,096$51,923

Ticonderoga Public Libraries

Ticonderoga Black Watch Memorial Library
99 MONTCALM STREET
Ticonderoga, New York
(518) 585-7380

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Ticonderoga Hospitals

Moses Ludington Hospital
(Non-profit)
1019 Wicker St
(518) 585-2831

Ticonderoga Public Schools

Ticonderoga Elementary School
116 Alexandria Ave
ZIP: 12883
(518) 585-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
Ticonderoga Middle School
116 Alexandria Ave
ZIP: 12883
(518) 585-7442
Middle
Total Enrollment 161
Ticonderoga Senior High School
5 Calkins Pl
ZIP: 12883
(518) 585-7400
High
Total Enrollment 287

Ticonderoga Private Schools

St Mary's School
64 Amherst Ave
ZIP: 12883
Elementary
Total Enrollment 104
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