Fort Edward is a village in Washington County, New York, United States. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The village population was 3,375 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from the younger brother of King George III, Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (7.25%) is water.
New York Route 197 joins US Route 4 at Fort Edward, and the Champlain Canal joins the Hudson River south of the village.
Fort Edward is on the opposite shore of the Hudson River from the town of Moreau in Saratoga County.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,141 people, 1,247 households, and 835 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,751.1 people per square mile (677.5/km²). There were 1,399 housing units at an average density of 779.9 per square mile (301.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.69% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.38% Asian, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.
There were 1,247 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the village, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $32,347, and the median income for a family was $39,550. Males had a median income of $35,380 versus $22,361 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,555. About 7.9% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.
Fort Edward Village New York neighborhoods include: Birch Rd area Moreau, Fort Miller, Hecfern, Hudson Falls/Ft Edward, Jon Kay, Mc Intyre St/Broadway, Reservoir Rd – Moreau