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Fort Lee is a borough in Bergen County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for the Revolutionary War fort, which was named after Maj. Gen. Charles Lee
The latitude of Fort Lee is 40.850N. The longitude is -73.97W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 285 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 37,139.
Early movies, including the "Perils of Pauline," were filmed here
The George Washington Bridge, linking Fort Lee and upper Manhattan, opened to traffic in 1931
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Lee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bergen County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bergen-Passaic area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07024 ZIP code.
4% of Fort Lee residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Lee ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Lee was $37,899, compared with $21,587 nationally.
48% of Fort Lee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fort Lee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,042. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,203.
Libraries in Fort Lee include Fort Lee Free Public Library ... View libraries
Bergen County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Lee political report.
The average commute time for Fort Lee workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fort Lee between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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