Ford City, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ford City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ford City had a population of 2,918 as of July 1, 2015. Ford City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ford City is located at latitude 40.7696 and longitude -79.533 in Armstrong County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ford City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Armstrong County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 791 feet.

The Borough of Ford City (GNIS ID: 1214849) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ford City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Ford City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,918
Population in Households 2,918
Population in Familes 2,113
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,527
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 1,385
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 759
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,633 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 769 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 616 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 248 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $78,139
Average Home Value $88,849


Median Household Income $35,837
Average Household Income $42,585
Per Capita Income $20,212
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.29%
Households -0.29% -0.23%
Families -0.57% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Ford City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ford City to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 464 74th
Population Density1 # 185 90th
Diversity Index2 # 796 55th
Median Household Income # 1566 11th
Per Capita Income # 1457 17th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.