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  •   State: 
    New York
    Essex County
      County all: 
    Essex | Washington
      County FIPS: 
    36031 | 36115
    43°51′30″N 73°27′15″W
      Area total: 
    88.45 sq mi (229.07 km²)
      Area land: 
    81.43 sq mi (210.91 km²)
      Area water: 
    7.01 sq mi (18.16 km²)
    663 ft (202 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    60.28 residents per square mile of area (23.28/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

The name comes from the Mohawk tekontaró:ken, meaning "it is at the junction of two waterways" The Town of Ticonderoga is in the southeastern corner of the county and is south of Plattsburgh. In the 17th century, French explorers such as Samuel de Champlain encountered the area. The town was the setting for historic battles and maneuvers during both the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War. As early as 1812, Ticondoga was the site of graphite mining. The iconic Dixon TIConderoga pencil was named after the graphite that was mined and processed in the town. The population of the town was 5,042 at the 2010 census. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 88.5 square miles (229.1 km²), of which 81.4 sq miles (210.9 km²) is land and 7.0sq miles (18.2km²), or 7.93%, is water. The eastern town line is the border of Vermont, and the southern town boundary is the county line of Warren and Washington counties. New York State Route 9N is a northsouth highway, New York state Route 22, is partly conjoined with NY-9N, and State Route 74, an eastwest highway, intersects NY- 9N/NY-22 near Ticildonderoga. The short, but rapidly flowing, La Chute River connects the two lakes, George and Champlain.


The Town of Ticonderoga was formed in 1804 from part of the town of Crown Point. By the end of the 18th century, the town was noted for wood products such as paper and lead pencils. As early as 1812, Ticondoga was the site of graphite mining. Graphite was not widely used in the 19th century. It was not until the mid-20th century that pencils came into greater use, with the No. 2 HB pencil becoming the standard writing implement in schools and universities. The iconic Dixon Ticoderoga pencil was named after the graphite that was mined and processed in the town. The town was the setting for historic battles and maneuvers during both the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War. The village was dissolved on 31 December 1993 after a public referendum, its operations were absorbed by the Town of ticondonderoga. The now former Ticontonderoga village at the north end of Lake George made it an important port. The position of the now former ticontendantoga village in Lake George makes it animportant port. It is on the direct route, utilizing rivers and two long lakes, between New York City to the south and the French settlement of Montreal to the north. The French called it Fort Carillon, in the 1750s, marked the location of an importantportage between the two lakes, George and Champlain. The site of the historic fort is in this town, east of the former village.


The town encompasses both the northern end of Lake George and a portion of Lake Champlain. The short, but rapidly flowing, La Chute River connects the two lakes. The eastern town line is the border of Vermont, and the southern town boundary is the county line of Warren and Washington counties. The town has a total area of 88.5 square miles (229.1 km²) of which 81.4 square miles is land and 7.0 sq miles (18.2 km²), or 7.93%, is water. New York State Route 9N is a northsouth highway, and NY-9N is partly conjoined with NY-22 in the town. NY-74, an eastwest highway, intersects NY- 9N/NY-22 near Ticonderoga. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the town to have a population of 2,816. The population of the town was 2,715 in the 2010 census. The state of New York has a population density of 1,077.7 per square mile (5,838.2 per km²). The town is located in the northern part of the Finger Lakes region of the New York Bay Area. The northern part is part of New England's Great Lakes region, with the southern part being the Adirondack region of New Hampshire and Vermont. It is the only town in the state to be entirely made up of Finger Lakes County, New Hampshire, and parts of Warren, Washington, and Putnam counties.


As of the census of 2010, there were 5,042 people, 2,028 households, and 1,352 families residing in the town. The population density was 63.2 people per square mile (24.4/km²). There were 2,581 housing units at an average density of 31.6 per squaremile (12.2/ km²) The racial makeup of the town was 98.08% White, 0.46% African American, 0,31% Native American,0.27% Asian, 0.,02% Pacific Islander, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population. The median income for a household in the city was $34,160, and $41,992 for a family. About 10.5% of families were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 9.7% ofThose age 65 or over. The town is located in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Defense Training Area, which is part of the New Mexico Army National Guard. The U.N. National Guard is based in New Mexico, and has a presence in the state of New Mexico as well as several other states. It is one of the largest military bases in the United States, with more than 2,000 troops stationed in the region. The military is the largest employer in the area, with a workforce of about 2,500.

Arts and culture

The H.G. Burleigh House was built in 1894 and is a Queen Anne-style building with Colonial Revival features. A museum called the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour is in Ticonderoga, on Montcalm Street. It has been, and continues to be, visited by cast members of the show and of its spin-off and movies. The museum was opened by James Cawley, who paid for it with his earnings as an Elvis impersonator, after he inherited a copy of the original set blueprints from a costume designer on the show. The Amherst Avenue Historic District, Black Watch Library, Central School, Clark House, Community Building, Clayton H. Delano House, Ferris House and United States Post Office are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the Burleigh. House, the AmherSt Avenue Historic. District, the Black Watch library, Central. School, the Central School and the Ticondoga National Bank are listed in the National. Register of historic Places. The Fort Ticundoga, Frazier Bridge, Gilligan and Stevens Block, Hancock House, Lake George Avenue. and Liberty Monument are also on the N.N.R.P.S. list of historic buildings. The TicONDOGA High School, Ticondingoga National. Bank, and TIConderoga Pulp and Paper Company Office, and United. States Post. Office are also listed in N N R P. S. List of Historic Buildings.


Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Ticonderoga. Amtrak operates its Adirondack daily in both directions between Montreal and New York City. The TIConderoga train station is located in the town's historic downtown area. The station was built in the early 1900s. It is located on the banks of the Little River, which runs through the town. The train station was constructed in the late 1800s, when the town was still a small town. It was built on the site of a former rail station, which was destroyed in World War II. The rail station was rebuilt in the 1950s, and is now part of the Ticondoga rail station. The town's name is derived from the word "tich," which means "to travel" or "to go" in French. It also means "transport" in the U.S. and "transportation" in Canada. It's also known as "Ticonderogas" in New York and "Tichonogas," which mean "the town of Tichonoga" in English. It has a population of about 2,000 people, and the town is in the northern part of New York state. The railway station is on the outskirts of the town, near the town of Montréal, New York. It runs on the New York-New York City rail line, which is called the "New York-Montreal" line. It provides service between the two cities.

Communities and locations in Ticonderoga

Baldwin is a hamlet on the western shore of Lake George on County Road 5, southwest of Ticonderoga hamlet. Chilson is a sparsely populated location near the town's geographic center on NY-74. Eagle Lake is a lake at the northern town line, bordered by New York-74 on the south side. The historic fort that figured in two colonial wars is located southeast of the hamlet, on the eastern side of Mount Defiance. The modern Amtrak station is on New York State Route 74, approximately one mile east of the Ticondoga hamlets. The town is located on the La Chute River, near Lake George and Putnam Pond. It is also located near the western edge of Washington County, bordering Putnam Station in Washington County. It has a general aviation airport, called Ticundoga Muni (4B6), north of the town. It also has a small lake in the western part of town, near the hamlets of Black Point and Eagle Lake. It's also near the northern end of town on the northern side of NY-9N, situated around NY-7N. It was once the site of a passenger railroad station, but the station has since been abandoned. The hamlet is located in the southeastern corner of the county, bordering the town of Wright, which is located near Putnam station. Its name means "small area" or "place" in the local dialect, which means "little area" in English.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York = 67.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 66. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Ticonderoga = 3.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 1,493 individuals with a median age of 39.5 age the population dropped by -4.14% in Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 60.28 residents per square mile of area (23.28/km²). There are average 2.41 people per household in the 2,014 households with an average household income of $42,519 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.50% of the available work force and has dropped -3.03% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 25.44%. The number of physicians in Ticonderoga per 100,000 population = 82.5.


The annual rainfall in Ticonderoga = 34.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 66.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 129. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 160. 82 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 10.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 64, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York which are owned by the occupant = 56.36%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 58 years with median home cost = $96,430 and home appreciation of -3.83%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $16.81 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $10,487 per student. There are 12.1 students for each teacher in the school, 187 students for each Librarian and 318 students for each Counselor. 8.69% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 8.13% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.34% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Ticonderoga's population in Essex County, New York of 5,048 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,3-fold to 1,493 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.53% female residents and 48.47% male residents live in Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York.

    As of 2020 in Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York are married and the remaining 42.61% are single population.

  • 18.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Ticonderoga require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    76.62% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.97% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.57% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.17% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York, 56.36% are owner-occupied homes, another 20.99% are rented apartments, and the remaining 22.65% are vacant.

  • The 49.27% of the population in Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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