Fort Drum, New York Population 2024

17,104

Fort Drum is a city located in Jefferson County New York. Fort Drum has a 2024 population of 17,104. Fort Drum is currently growing at a rate of 2.41% annually and its population has increased by 31.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,034 in 2020.

The average household income in Fort Drum is $63,366 with a poverty rate of 8.53%. The median age in Fort Drum is 22 years: 22 years for males, and 21.9 years for females.

Fort Drum Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Drum was:

  • White: 69.41%
  • Black or African American: 12.32%
  • Two or more races: 9.02%
  • Other race: 4.54%
  • Asian: 2.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.12%
  • Native American: 0.96%
Land Area (mi²)
14.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,192.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
31.23% (4,070)
The current population of Fort Drum, New York is 17,104 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 13,034.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,31269.41%
Black or African American2,00812.32%
Two or more races1,4709.02%
Other race7404.54%
Asian4292.63%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1831.12%
Native American1560.96%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Fort Drum Population by Race

Fort Drum Population Pyramid 2024

Fort Drum Median Age

22

Total

22

Male

21.9

Female

Fort Drum Adults

There are 10,713 adults, (33 of whom are seniors) in Fort Drum.

Fort Drum Age Dependency

52.6

Age Dependency Ratio

0.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Drum Sex Ratio

Female6,63440.7%
Male9,66459.3%

Fort Drum Population by Age

Fort Drum Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,5863.042.897.2
Married3,6703.413.596.5
Non Family7491.120100
Female1493.240100
Male186.280100

3.38

Average Family Size

3.04

Average Household Size

2.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fort Drum Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade410.65%
Associates Degree83413.14%
Bachelors Degree1,60425.28%
Graduate Degree3084.85%
High School Graduate1,06316.75%
Less Than 9th Grade590.93%
Some College2,43638.39%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fort Drum Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Drum Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,4743,3921,281
Hispanic1,4441,426266
Black905905115
2+ Races459459238
Other Race45443618
Asian202202110
Islander75750
Native American45450

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.46%.

Fort Drum Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$64,028$72,083$55,435
Graduate Degree$107,553$108,404$0
High School Graduate$32,095$37,738$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$41,573$46,090$25,598
Some College$39,667$42,560$25,136

$41,573

Average Earnings

$46,090

Average Male

$25,598

Average Female

Fort Drum Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Drum Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fort Drum Language

77.37% of Fort Drum residents speak only English, while 22.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.64% of the population.

Fort Drum Language

Fort Drum Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,1756828.34%
Hispanic3,07739612.87%
Multiple1,22518715.27%
Black1,589905.66%
Native1126154.46%
Other553529.4%
Asian2893311.42%

8.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.74%

Male Poverty Rate

9.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Drum

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Drum is Native, with 54.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Drum is Black, with 5.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.52%.

Fort Drum Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18%
Bachelors or Greater4.87%
High School4.72%
Some College4.46%

Fort Drum Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed19.48%
Male Employed5.5%
Female Employed4.37%
Male Unemployed0%

Fort Drum Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Drum Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$58,671$66,417
Households$56,559$63,366
Married Families$59,161$-999,999,999
Non Families$40,168$46,076

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fort Drum Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

68.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.3%

Male Marriage Rate

83.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Drum Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fort Drum Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Fort Drum Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fort Drum Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

986

Number of Veterans

531

Male Veterans

455

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War906
First Gulf War119
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Fort Drum Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 34714
35 to 54266
55 to 646
65 to 740
75+0

Fort Drum Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White47315.46%
Black30846.67%
Hispanic17915.95%
2+ Races7615.97%
Asian5422.98%
Islander3670.59%
Other Race239.62%
Native American1657.14%

Fort Drum Veterans by Race

Fort Drum Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

4.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Drum Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

79%

Labor Force Participation

22%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Drum Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Drum Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Drum Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

14.87%

Born in Fort Drum

91.58%

Native Born

8.42%

Foreign Born

3.01%

Non Citizen

5.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.58% of Fort Drum residents were born in the United States, with 14.87% having been born in New York. 3.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fort Drum Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202417,1044032.41%
202316,7014032.47%
202216,2984032.54%
202115,8952,86121.95%
202013,034140.11%
201913,020-89-0.68%
201813,109-710-5.14%
201713,8193192.36%
201613,500-485-3.47%
201513,985-72-0.51%
201414,0573122.27%
201313,7454393.3%
201213,3066675.28%
201112,639-316-2.44%
201012,95500%

Fort Drum Population by Year