South Fork, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Fork, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of South Fork had a population of 882 as of July 1, 2017. South Fork ranks in the lower 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 South Fork is located at latitude 40.362 and longitude -78.7896 in Cambria County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of South Fork (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cambria County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,496 feet.

The Borough of South Fork (GNIS ID: 1215034) 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 South Fork 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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South Fork, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 882
Daytime Population: Workers 224
Daytime Population: Residents 445
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 669
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 882
Population in Familes 681
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,869
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $41,044
Average Household Income $51,610
Per Capita Income $23,347


Total Housing Units 459 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 290 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $50,935
Average Home Value $61,552


Total Households 399
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 237
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 -0.7% -0.95%
Households -0.61% -0.87%
Families -0.79% -0.95%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

South Fork, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Fork 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 # 1038 41st
Population Density # 723 59th
Diversity Index # 1496 16th
Median Household Income # 1396 21st
Per Capita Income # 1271 28th

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