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Fort Johnson, New York
—  Village  —
Fort Johnson, New York is located in New York
Fort Johnson, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°57′30″N 74°14′10″W / 42.95833°N 74.23611°W / 42.95833; -74.23611
Country United States
State New York
County Montgomery
Area
 - Total 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 - Land 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 308 ft (94 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 491
 - Density 659.8/sq mi (254.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12070
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-26880
GNIS feature ID 0950482

Fort Johnson, formerly known as Akin, is a village in Montgomery County, New York, United States. The population was 491 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Fort Johnson is in the south part of the Town of Amsterdam, west of the City of Amsterdam.

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History

Around 1710, early Palatinate Germans began attempting settlement in the town, but in 1716, the natives sold a portion of the land now in the easterm part of the Town of Amsterdam to Philip Groat. This part of New York was part of the original Mohawk domain. In 1739, William Johnson, previously residing closer to Amsterdam, purchased land including the site of the village and established a mill in 1744. The original name used was "Mount Johnson."

The community was the original seat of power of William Johnson before he moved on to found the City of Johnstown. His home is still preserved as Old Fort Johnson. Johnson was particularly an ally of the Mohawk and was married to a woman of the tribe, along with other women.

Geography

Fort Johnson is located at 42°57′30″N 74°14′10″W / 42.95833°N 74.23611°W / 42.95833; -74.23611 (42.958303, -74.236018)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.2 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (11.90%) is water.

The village is on the north bank of the Mohawk River at the influx of the Kayaderosseras Creek [of Montgomery County - not Saratoga Counties infamous Creek]. Pepper Island in the Mohawk River is south of the village.

New York State Route 5, an east-west highway, passes through the south part of the village, where it is joined by New York State Route 67, Fort Johnson Avenue.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 491 people, 198 households, and 139 families residing in the village. The population density was 659.8 people per square mile (256.2/km²). There were 220 housing units at an average density of 295.6/sq mi (114.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.17% White, 0.61% African American, 0.20% Native American, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.04% of the population.

There were 198 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,639, and the median income for a family was $44,750. Males had a median income of $31,776 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,172. About 2.1% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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