Fort Ann (village), New York

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Fort Ann
Village
Fort Ann is located in New York
Fort Ann
Fort Ann
Location within New York
Coordinates: 43°24′51″N 73°29′16″W / 43.41417°N 73.48778°W / 43.41417; -73.48778Coordinates: 43°24′51″N 73°29′16″W / 43.41417°N 73.48778°W / 43.41417; -73.48778
Country United States
State New York
County Washington
Metro Area Glens Falls, New York
Town Town of Fort Ann
Fort Built 1757
Incorporated 1820
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 157 ft (48 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 471
 • Density 1,570.8/sq mi (606.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12827
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-26704
GNIS feature ID 0950461
Website www.fortann.us

Fort Ann is a village in Washington County, New York, United States. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1] The village population was 471 at the 2000 census.[2] The name is derived indirectly from Queen Anne and the local fortification built in 1857 and named after her.

The village of Fort Ann is part of the town of Fort Ann at the junction of US Route 4 and New York State Route 149.

History[edit]

The area was the location of several military forts, built from 1690 to 1777. The first was constructed during King Williams War and the last during the American Revolution. Two early forts were called "Fort Schuyler" and the "Queen's Fort.' Also Fort Ann was the site of the 1777 Battle of Fort Anne during the Saratoga Campaign.

The village was incorporated in 1820. The Champlain Canal, completed in 1823, passes through the village. Later, the Delaware & Hudson Railroad came.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

Fort Ann is located adjacent to the town lines of Kingsbury and Hartford.

In addition to US-4 and NY-149, County Road 4 enters the village.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 471 people, 187 households, and 127 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,570.8 people per square mile (606.2/km²). There were 212 housing units at an average density of 707.0 per square mile (272.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.36% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 187 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $44,318, and the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,201. About 8.4% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metropolitan Areas and Components, 1999, with FIPS Codes". US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 7, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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