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Forty Fort, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Forty Fort had a population of 4,183 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

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Forty Fort, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 4,183
Population in Households 4,174
Population in Familes 3,170
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 3,186
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,887
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,106
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,074 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,266 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 621 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $129,360
Average Home Value $142,990


Median Household Income $56,759
Average Household Income $64,327
Per Capita Income $29,031
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% -0.03%
Households -0.04% -0.01%
Families -0.27% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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, 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 # 320 82nd
Population Density1 # 384 78th
Diversity Index2 # 830 53rd
Median Household Income # 539 70th
Per Capita Income # 447 75th

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