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Forty Fort is a borough in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.

The community was named after a stockade built by 40 settlers

The latitude of Forty Fort is 41.278N. The longitude is -75.878W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 551 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,399.


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$40,306
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.

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13% of Forty Fort residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Forty Fort ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forty Fort was $20,558, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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29% of Forty Fort residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Forty Fort, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $430.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $941.


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Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forty Fort political report.

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The average commute time for Forty Fort workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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