Ford City, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Ford City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ford City had a population of 2,838 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Ford City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,838
Population in Households 2,838
Population in Familes 2,035
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,403
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $37,115
Average Household Income $47,783
Per Capita Income $22,545


Total Housing Units 1,644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 849 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 490 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 305 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $68,074
Average Home Value $83,598


Total Households 1,339
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 731
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.63% -0.72%
Households -0.59% -0.68%
Families -0.81% -0.83%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

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, 2018 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 # 477 73rd
Population Density # 196 89th
Diversity Index # 804 55th
Median Household Income # 1595 10th
Per Capita Income # 1429 19th

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