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Ford Cliff, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ford Cliff had a population of 359 as of July 1, 2016. Ford Cliff 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 Cliff is located at latitude 40.7608 and longitude -79.5358 in Armstrong County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ford Cliff (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Armstrong County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 961 feet.

The Borough of Ford Cliff (GNIS ID: 1214850) 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 Cliff 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 Cliff, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 359
Population in Households 357
Population in Familes 291
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 4,724
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 164
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 141 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $89,552
Average Home Value $105,282


Median Household Income $44,686
Average Household Income $51,905
Per Capita Income $22,784
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.52% -0.39%
Households -0.38% -0.37%
Families 0.0% -0.55%
Median Household Income   -0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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 Cliff, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ford Cliff 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 # 1460 17th
Population Density1 # 164 91st
Diversity Index2 # 1271 28th
Median Household Income # 1122 36th
Per Capita Income # 1212 31st

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