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Fort Edward is a town in Washington County, in the Glens Falls metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Fort Edward. For links to other places called Fort Edward, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Fort Edward is 43.235N. The longitude is -73.565W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 154 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,892.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Edward demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12839 ZIP code.
8% of Fort Edward residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Edward ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Edward was $17,201, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Fort Edward residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fort Edward, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $388. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $863.
Washington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Edward political report.
The average commute time for Fort Edward workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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