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Ford City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ford City had a population of 2,903 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Ford City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,903
Population in Households 2,903
Population in Familes 2,104
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,504
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 1,373
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 755
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,629 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 768 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 605 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 256 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $62,616
Average Home Value $74,414


Median Household Income $35,522
Average Household Income $43,953
Per Capita Income $20,788
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.48% -0.33%
Households -0.38% -0.29%
Families -0.56% -0.43%
Median Household Income   -0.31%
Per Capita Income   0.94%
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 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 465 74th
Population Density1 # 185 90th
Diversity Index2 # 804 54th
Median Household Income # 1589 10th
Per Capita Income # 1477 16th

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