If you're looking for a friendly place to live where everyone knows each other, Fort Plain may be the perfect place for you. It's a safe, quiet village that's popular among retirees. With a low population density, the area is ideal for those who enjoy having plenty of space between their neighbors.
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Fort Plain is a small village with a population of just 2,232. The median age here is 38.7 and there are more females (56.1%) living here than males (43.9%). Demographics are mostly white (94.9%), Hispanic (2.5%), Multiracial (1.5%), and black (0.5%). Many residents here are educated, with 42% having at least some college experience. The area also tends to lean conservative. Residents of Montgomery County have voted Republican in the past four elections, after voting Democratic in the 2000 election.
Homes in Fort Plain are very affordable. The median home value is $67,500 and 59% of residents are homeowners. The median rent price is $716, which is 25% lower than the national average. With a crime rate that's 61% lower than the United States average and 44% lower than the state of New York, residents here feel very comfortable in their homes. Browse the newest real estate listings in Fort Plain, NY.
Schools in Fort Plain have an 82% high school graduation rate. The top schools serving the village are Fort Plain Junior/Senior High School and Harry Hoag Elementary School. Nearby colleges include Fulton-Montgomery Community College, SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, and Herkimer Community College. Find homes in Fort Plain by school district.
Residents in Fort Plain enjoy a cost of living that is 15% lower than the United States average. The median household income here is $31,792 and the per capita income is $19,402. The unemployment rate here is also lower than the national average. The most common industries in the area are healthcare, educational services, finance and insurance, and construction. The most common jobs here are in production occupations, office and administrative support, laborers and material movers, and sales-related occupations.
This historic area is full of interesting places to visit, including the Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park. Fort Plain is also very popular among outdoor enthusiasts. Residents here enjoy hiking, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, boating, bike riding, and birdwatching.
Are you interested in exploring some of the beautiful homes in this historic town? Our Fort Plain REALTORS® would love to show you around and help you find your dream home. Contact us today to learn more and get started.
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