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Forty Fort, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Forty Fort had a population of 4,310 as of July 1, 2016. Forty Fort 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 Forty Fort is located at latitude 41.2837 and longitude -75.8719 in Luzerne County. 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. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 551 feet.

The Borough of Forty Fort (GNIS ID: 1215389) 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 Forty Fort 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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Forty Fort, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,310
Population in Households 4,301
Population in Familes 3,268
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 3,282
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 1,947
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,142
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,089 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,308 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 639 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $146,680
Average Home Value $160,226


Median Household Income $56,379
Average Household Income $67,832
Per Capita Income $30,688
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.12%
Households 0.47% 0.18%
Families 0.28% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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 1,762 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 # 312 82nd
Population Density1 # 358 80th
Diversity Index2 # 821 53rd
Median Household Income # 501 72nd
Per Capita Income # 365 79th

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