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Ford City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ford City had a population of 2,770 as of July 1, 2017. Ford City 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 City is located at latitude 40.7696 and longitude -79.533 in Armstrong County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ford City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Armstrong County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 791 feet.

The Borough of Ford City (GNIS ID: 1214849) 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 City 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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Ford City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,770
Daytime Population: Workers 1,430
Daytime Population: Residents 1,415
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,845
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 2,770
Population in Familes 2,004
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,297
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $36,051
Average Household Income $45,254
Per Capita Income $21,385


Total Housing Units 1,644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 732 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 577 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 335 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $65,057
Average Home Value $76,230


Total Households 1,309
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 719
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 -1.05% -0.95%
Households -0.98% -0.89%
Families -1.15% -0.96%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Ford City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ford City 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 # 483 73rd
Population Density # 211 88th
Diversity Index # 808 54th
Median Household Income # 1607 9th
Per Capita Income # 1504 15th

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