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People

Total Population 4,170
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,339
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 52.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37%
Median Earnings25+ $37,281
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $65,769
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,190

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,750
% Above Poverty Level 91.3%
% Below Poverty Level 8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.2%
Median Gross Rent $733
Median House Value $138,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 9%
Irish 28.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Forty Fort Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Luzerne
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 18704
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.278
Longitude -75.878

Forty Fort Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WILKES BRE SCTN AP AVOCA
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Station PALMERTON
Distance 35.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Station BELTZVILLE DAM
Distance 36.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Forty Fort, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Wilkes Barre (18704)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Courtdale 695 $56,500
Edwardsville 4,773 $37,067
Kingston 13,074 $65,753
Luzerne 2,853 $51,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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