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Forty Fort - Luzerne county

Population 4,579

Forty Fort, Pennsylvania

Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne county, is 14 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 96 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town is considered part of the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area. Forty Fort has a population of 4,579.

The People and Families of Forty Fort

In Forty Fort, about 55% of adults are married.

There is an unusually large share of women in Forty Fort.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Forty Fort had a median family income of $50,667. Forty Fort is regarded in the state as a town where many of the people are well-off. The town has a large middle class. To its credit, the people in Forty Fort value education and a large proportion are college graduates. You could say that the town is a good place if you're looking to marry or date a rich person, with its relatively large population of well-paid single people.

Political Inclinations

In the 2004 election, George W. Bush was the top Presidential fund-raiser in Forty Fort ($2,005). Residents gave more to the Republican party than any of the others.

Forty Fort Housing

About 70% of housing units in Forty Fort are owner-occupied. Much of the housing in the town has been around for years.

Commuting

In Forty Fort, 97% of commuters drive to work. Commuting to work is generally easier in Forty Fort than in most places of its size.
Forty Fort Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population4,579100%
Male2,12346.4%
Female2,45653.6%
Under 1893820.5%
18+3,64179.5%
65+89719.6%
Median Age41.5 
Average Family Size2.94 
White4,50998.5%
African-American230.5%
Asian170.4%
American Indian & Alaskan30.1%
Other80.2%
Mixed Race190.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above)240.5%
Median Family Income (1999)$50,667 
Population In Poverty2766%
Forty Fort Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Polish18.5%
Irish16%
Italian15.9%
German12.5%
English5.8%
Welsh5.2%
US/American4.4%
Lithuanian4.4%
Slovak4.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)2.5%
Lebanese2.4%
Pennsylvania German1.9%
French (except Basque)1.4%
Russian1.2%
Scottish0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Scotch-Irish0.5%
European0.4%
British0.4%
Belgian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Czechoslovakian0.2%

  


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