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Ford City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ford City had a population of 2,826 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.7723 and longitude -79.5298 in Armstrong County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ford City 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.


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Ford City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Ford City, PA Housing Affordability Index is 190
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Ford City, PA Wealth Index is 37
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,826 (100%)
Population in Households 2,826 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,032 (71.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 4,384
Diversity Index2 13
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,088
Average Household Income $49,220
Per Capita Income $23,286
Wealth Index4 37

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,608 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 715 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 622 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 271 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $68,366
Housing Affordability Index3 190
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,337
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 728
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.61% -0.62%
Households -0.54% -0.58%
Families -0.77% -0.72%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Ford City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ford City to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 479 73rd
Population Density # 198 89th
Diversity Index # 912 48th
Median Household Income # 1695 4th
Per Capita Income # 1434 19th

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