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Ford Cliff, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ford Cliff had a population of 356 as of July 1, 2017. Ford Cliff 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 Cliff is located at latitude 40.7608 and longitude -79.5358 in Armstrong County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ford Cliff (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Armstrong County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 961 feet.

The Borough of Ford Cliff (GNIS ID: 1214850) 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 Cliff 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 Cliff, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 356
Daytime Population: Workers 29
Daytime Population: Residents 185
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 214
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 355
Population in Familes 289
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 4,684
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $46,089
Average Household Income $53,492
Per Capita Income $23,819


Total Housing Units 175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 140 (80.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $94,141
Average Home Value $110,461


Total Households 163
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 110
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 -0.57% -0.68%
Households -0.42% -0.62%
Families -0.12% -0.74%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Ford Cliff, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ford Cliff 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 # 1458 17th
Population Density # 171 90th
Diversity Index # 1279 28th
Median Household Income # 1150 35th
Per Capita Income # 1204 32nd

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