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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.


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Median household income
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$58,161
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fort Lee demographic reports
Fort Lee is on the Palisades of the Hudson River
George Washington stood on this rocky bluff and watched the attack and surrender of his garrison at Fort Washington, across the river

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

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1990 movie, "GoodFellas"
· 1997 movie, "I Know What You Did Last Summer"
· 1997 movie, "Cop Land"
· TV series, "The Sopranos"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Fort Lee Historic Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 70

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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.

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48% of Fort Lee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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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.


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Libraries in Fort Lee include Fort Lee Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Bergen County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Lee political report.

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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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