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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Fort Washington Census Designated Place had a population of 6,014 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Washington ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Washington is located at latitude 40.1408 and longitude -75.1926 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Washington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 230 feet.

The Fort Washington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389804) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fort Washington Census Designated Place is located within Township of Upper Dublin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Washington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Fort Washington, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,014
Daytime Population: Workers 8,663
Daytime Population: Residents 2,769
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,432
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.90
Population in Households 5,945
Population in Familes 5,131
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density2 1,849
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $111,580
Average Household Income $159,974
Per Capita Income $62,193


Total Housing Units 2,244 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,743 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 419 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $421,024
Average Home Value $436,395


Total Households 2,162
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 1,560
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.38% 0.52%
Households 1.2% 0.4%
Families 0.24% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Fort Washington, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Washington to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 199 89th
Population Density # 730 59th
Diversity Index # 264 85th
Median Household Income # 29 98th
Per Capita Income # 19 99th

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