Fort Ann, NY

Fort Ann profile

Living in Fort Ann

Fort Ann is a tiny village located in the state of New York. With a population of 460 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fort Ann is the 899th largest community in New York. Fort Ann has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fort Ann is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fort Ann is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Ann who work in sales jobs (13.27%), office and administrative support (12.80%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (9.48%).

Also of interest is that Fort Ann has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Fort Ann is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Fort Ann is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Fort Ann really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Fort Ann perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

As is often the case in a small village, Fort Ann doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Fort Ann is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.85% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fort Ann in 2018 was $29,147, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,588 for a family of four. However, Fort Ann contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Fort Ann home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Ann residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Fort Ann include Irish, English, Italian, French, and Welsh.

The most common language spoken in Fort Ann is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.