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Forty Fort, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Forty Fort is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Luzerne County at latitude 41.2837 and longitude -75.8719. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 551 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Forty Fort, but most people and references simply refer to it as Forty Fort, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Forty Fort indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Forty Fort (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles.

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Forty Fort, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,260
Population in Households 4,251
Population in Familes 3,239
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 3,244
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,924
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,131
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,089 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,301 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 623 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $106,915
Average Home Value $119,447


Median Household Income $56,226
Average Household Income $65,368
Per Capita Income $29,535
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.26% 0.13%
Households 0.41% 0.17%
Families 0.19% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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.


Forty Fort, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forty Fort to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 316 82nd
Population Density1 # 365 79th
Diversity Index2 # 843 52nd
Median Household Income # 483 73rd
Per Capita Income # 370 79th

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