Fort Drum, New York

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Population in 2010: 12,955. Population change since 2000: +6.9%
Males: 7,354  (56.8%)
Females: 5,601  (43.2%)
Median resident age:  22.4 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 13602.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,814 (it was $31,699 in 2000)
Fort Drum:

$40,814
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,119 (it was $13,395 in 2000)

Fort Drum CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $162,667 (it was $44,500 in 2000)
Fort Drum:

$162,667
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $88,732; Townhouses or other attached units: $201,083; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $80,433; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $8,937

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,315.

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  • White alone - 8,411 (61.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2,705 (19.8%)
  • Black alone - 1,634 (11.9%)
  • Two or more races - 809 (5.9%)
  • Asian alone - 404 (3.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 37 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 41 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 34 (0.2%)

Races in Fort Drum detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fort Drum: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (17.7%), German (17.0%), Italian (5.2%), English (3.8%), United States (3.1%), French (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 25.3 square miles.

Population density: 513 people per square mile   (low).

Fort Drum, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Fort Drum:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 17.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Drum CDP:

  • Never married: 34.8%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 4.1%

1,245 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe, 1.5% Latin America, 1.4% Asia).

This place:  9.1%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $5,547 (3.6%)

Fort Drum satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clay, NY (65.2 miles , pop. 58,805).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (110.7 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (240.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Felts Mills, NY (1.1 miles ), Great Bend, NY (1.6 miles ), Black River, NY (1.6 miles ), Le Ray, NY (1.9 miles ), Deferiet, NY (1.9 miles ), Calcium, NY (2.0 miles ), Evans Mills, NY (2.1 miles ), Herrings, NY (2.2 miles) .

Latitude: 44.04 N, Longitude: 75.76 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,048 (+66.2%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 5,381 (83.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 315

Fort Drum household income distribution Fort Drum home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (43%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Child care workers (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Fort Drum: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fort Drum, New York

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Earthquake activity:

Fort Drum-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 70.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 105.7 miles away from Fort Drum center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 294.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 211.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.9 miles away from Fort Drum center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 107.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Fort Drum:

  • JEFFERSON CO PUB HLTH SVS CHHA (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; WATERTOWN, NY)
  • CARTHAGE AREA HOSPITAL, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; CARTHAGE, NY)
  • HOSPICE OF JEFFERSON COUNTY INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; WATERTOWN, NY)
  • THE COUNTRY MANOR NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CARTHAGE, NY)
  • MERCY OF NORTHERN NEW YORK (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WATERTOWN, NY)
  • SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; WATERTOWN, NY)
  • SAMARITAN KEEP NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WATERTOWN, NY)

Airports located in Fort Drum:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Drum:

  • Jefferson Community College (about 10 miles; Watertown, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,886)
  • St Lawrence University (about 49 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton (about 49 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 3,411)
  • SUNY College at Oswego (about 57 miles; Oswego, NY; FT enrollment: 7,550)
  • Clarkson University (about 58 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 3,472)
  • SUNY College at Potsdam (about 58 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 4,307)
  • Utica College (about 70 miles; Utica, NY; FT enrollment: 2,952)

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Notable locations in Fort Drum: Leray Mansion (A), Five Corners (B), Wards Corners (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sanford Corners Cemetery (1), Sheepfold Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Saint James Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 67.3. This is about average.

City:

67.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.1
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.9%
(19.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.8% for Black residents, 15.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.5% for other race residents, 25.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.2 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  88.4%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  1.5%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
2,936 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary) in 2010
4,615 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000

Fort Drum compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Fort Drum (2011 data):

  • KeyBank National Association: Memorial Drive Branch at 10760 South Memorial Drive, branch established on 1989/05/22. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Fort Drum travel time to work - commute Fort Drum mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fort Drum CDP (based on Jefferson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.14%
Here: 44.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents62.8%13.6%4.3%3.2%2.8%
Congregations16.9%25.0%8.1%7.4%6.6%
NameUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.7%1.5%1.4%1.3%7.2%
Congregations3.7%2.2%5.1%1.5%23.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
Jefferson County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Jefferson County:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Jefferson County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 116
Here:

9.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

28.0%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.1%
State:

15.6%

12.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,728 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.08%
New York average:

5.06%

0.92% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,447 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.92%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lewis County, NY  0.35% ($31,542 average AGI)
from St. Lawrence County, NY  0.33% ($28,681)
from Bell County, TX  0.22% ($34,656)


12.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.31%
New York average:

5.46%

0.78% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,116 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.78%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Lawrence County, NY  0.32% ($29,655 average AGI)
to Lewis County, NY  0.28% ($32,870)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.27% ($43,967)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Drum:

  • WNER (1410 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, NY)
  • WTNY (790 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF WATERTOWN, INC.)
  • WATN (1240 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WSCP (1070 AM; daytime; 3 kW; SANDY CREEK-PULASKI, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHEN (620 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSYR (570 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Drum:

  • WFRY-FM (97.5 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF WATERTOWN, INC.)
  • WTOJ (103.1 FM; CARTHAGE, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBDI (106.7 FM; COPENHAGEN, NY; Owner: FORCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WWJS (90.1 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: LIBERTY COMMUNICATIONS FAMILY B/G)
  • WJNY (90.9 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: PUBLIC B/CNG COUNCIL CENTRAL NY, INC)
  • WSLJ (88.9 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRVJ (91.7 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WCIZ-FM (93.3 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF WATERTOWN, INC.)
  • WLLG (99.3 FM; LOWVILLE, NY; Owner: THE FLACK BROADCASTING GROUP L.L.C.)
  • WOTT (100.7 FM; HENDERSON, NY; Owner: JEFFERSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMHI (94.7 FM; CAPE VINCENT, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY INC)
  • W211AR (90.1 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Drum:

  • WWNY-TV (Channel 7; CARTHAGE, NY; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWTI (Channel 50; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WPBS-TV (Channel 16; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV COUNCIL, INC)
  • WNYF-CA (Channel 25; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBQZ-LP (Channel 34; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: ANTHONY DiMARCANTONIO)
  • WLOT-LP (Channel 66; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: R. ANTHONY DiMARCANTONIO)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 25
Total length: 33 meters (108ft)
Total costs: $1,552,000
Total average daily traffic: 879
Total average daily truck traffic: 52
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 1,319

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 5
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 10
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Fort Drum, NY

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 3JES317G, 2nd Street West & Oneida Avenue (Lat: 44.036472 Lon: -75.772194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 39.9 m, Overall height: 43 m, Call Sign: WQDI272
    Assigned Frequencies: 17845.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/01/2005, Expiration Date: 09/01/2015, Certifier: Dan Menser
    Registrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th St., Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-4000, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fort Drum)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 15380 , Serial Number: 28R-7335054, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 10/31/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Noel T Nicolle, 4716 Leray Dr, Fort Drum, NY 13603

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Businesses in Fort Drum, NY
NameCountNameCount
Burger King2GNC1
Domino's Pizza1H&R Block1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1

Fort Drum on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #37 (13602) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2004 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #49 (13602) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Sierra Leonean first ancestries"
  • #86 (13602) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of U.S. Virgin Islander first ancestries"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
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