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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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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.
29% of Forty Fort residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Forty Fort, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $430. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $941.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forty Fort political report.
The average commute time for Forty Fort workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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