Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Forty Fort: Borough in northeastern Luzerne, County, Pennsylvania

About

Forty Fort is a city located in the county of Luzerne in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 4,214 and a population density of 2,684 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 4,025 inhabitants.

The city was created 135 years ago in 1886.

Quick Facts about Forty Fort

Population : 4,025 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Luzerne County
Postal code : 18704
Phone Area Codes : 570
Area : 1.57 km2
Altitude : 551 feet / 168 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1887 (135 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−04:00, Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 21:58:20 (6th July 2022)
Density : 2,564 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.7% (2010-2020)
Forty Fort locator map
Location of Forty Fort on Pennsylvania map.
Forty Fort Borough Hall No C c 1925 image
Forty Fort Borough Hall No C c 1925
Forty Fort Borough Hall No C c 1925 image

Geography

Forty Fort is located at 41°16'44"N 75°52'42"W (41.2789700, -75.8782500). It has 4 neighbors: Kingston, Swoyersville, Wilkes-Barre and Wyoming.

Forty Fort map

Forty Fort has 4 neighbours.

  • Kingston borough in central Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
  • Swoyersville borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
  • Wilkes-Barre county seat of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Wyoming borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Forty Fort decreased by 4.7% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2000 4,579 - statistical updating
2010 4,214 -8.66% census
2011 4,148 -1.59% estimation process
2012 4,144 -0.1% estimation process
2013 4,117 -0.66% estimation process
2014 4,103 -0.34% estimation process
2015 4,084 -0.47% estimation process
2016 4,066 -0.44% estimation process
2017 4,064 -0.05% estimation process
2018 4,056 -0.2% estimation process
2019 4,041 -0.37% estimation process
2020 4,025 -0.4% estimation process

People born in Forty Fort (1)

American politician Mitchell Jenkins was born in Forty Fort

Schools in Forty Fort

College & universities near Forty Fort, PA

Code Name City ZIP
249609 Fortis Institute-Forty Fort Forty Fort (PA) 18704-2936

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Forty Fort, PA

Code Name Address Type
WKB Wilkes-Barre, PA 47 South Washington Street BUS
SRN Scranton, PA 23 Lackawanna Avenue BUS
WHV White Haven, PA I-476, Exit 95/I-80, Exit 277, at Hwy 940 BUS

Post offices near Forty Fort

Post Office Name City ZIP
Luzern Post Office Luzerne (PA) 18709

Other cities in Luzerne County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Luzerne County , PA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Back Mountain 26,973 Unincorporated community
Hazleton 24,809 City in southern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Kingston 12,787 Borough in central Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Nanticoke 10,278 City in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States
Plains 9,657 Township in eastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Cranberry 6,218 Township in Butler County, Pennsylvania
Plymouth 5,752 Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Exeter 5,519 Borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States
Swoyersville 5,010 Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Duryea 4,910 Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
West Pittston 4,745 Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Edwardsville 4,738 Borough in central Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Larksville 4,395 Borough in central Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
West Hazleton 4,318 Borough in southwestern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Freeland 3,413 Borough in southern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Pittston 3,346 City in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Distance to Other Cities

Forty Fort distances to largest Pennsylvania cities