This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Fort Drum has a very low population density. Fort Drum is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Fort Drum, NY is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Fort Drum has a population density of 521, with 13,170 current residents.
Out of the 13,170 current residents, 62% are male and 38% are female. 57% of the residents are married and 43% are single.
- 44% Sun
- 39% Rain
- 81% Snow
45°F average temperature
- 19 years Median home age
- $59,400 Median home price
- -3.93% Home appreciation rate
- 21.77% Annual property tax
As for living in Fort Drum, the air quality is 39% and the weather, on average, is 44% sunny, 39% rainy, and 81% snowy. The average temperature is 45°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Fort Drum, you should know that 1.1% of homes are owned while 97.2% of homes are rented, and 1.7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $59,400, the median age of homes is 19 years, the annual home appreciation is -3.93% and the annual property tax is 21.77%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Fort Drum, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Fort Drum’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Fort Drum is 24 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 46.72% Democratic, 52.00% Republican, and 1.29% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
96%High school diploma
10%Some college or associates degree
5%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Fort Drum, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 8.40% of residents are unemployed in Fort Drum (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Fort Drum residents: 13.2% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 20.06% are in the arts and sciences field, 28% are in the customer service field, 28.7% are in the sales field, 2.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 4.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 3.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 96.48%, 9.63% of residents have an associate’s degree, 15.78% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 4.88% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Fort Drum, you should be aware that the average commute time is 12 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Fort Drum have a few different options. 50% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 6% of residents work from home.