Ford Cliff, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2014: 366 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.2%
 
Males: 177  (48.5%)
Females: 189  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  51.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 16228.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,933 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Ford Cliff:

$49,933
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,641 (it was $17,568 in 2000)

Ford Cliff borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $82,354 (it was $48,000 in 2000)
Ford Cliff:

$82,354
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $94,852; Detached houses: $100,838; Mobile homes: $22,711

Median gross rent in 2016: $586.

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  • Races in Ford Cliff, PA (2010)

    Ford Cliff races chart
    • 35696.0%White alone
    • 71.9%Asian alone
    • 30.8%Black alone
    • 30.8%Two or more races
    • 20.5%Hispanic

Races in Ford Cliff detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ford Cliff: 90.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.6%), American (12.8%), Irish (9.6%), English (8.3%), Polish (6.4%), Slovak (6.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/24/1922

Elevation: 965 feet

Land area: 0.07 square miles.

Population density: 5,301 people per square mile   (average).

Ford Cliff,PA real estate house value index trend

Ford Cliff, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Ford Cliff:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ford Cliff borough:

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

9 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.5% North America, 0.2% Latin America).

This borough:

2.1%
Pennsylvania:

6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,794 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,463 (1.8%)

Ford Cliff satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (32.0 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (237.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Lenape Heights, PA (0.9 miles ), Ford City borough, PA (0.9 miles ), Manorville borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Applewold borough, PA (1.9 miles ), West Kittanning borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Kittanning borough, PA (2.1 miles ), West Hills, PA (2.1 miles ), Worthington borough, PA (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 40.76 N, Longitude: 79.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 724

Ford Cliff household income distribution Ford Cliff home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -50 (-10.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (51%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (21%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Ford Cliff: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ford Cliff, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ford Cliff-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the Ford Cliff borough center injured 140 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the borough center killed 9 people and injured 120 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ford Cliff-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 67.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 102.6 miles away from Ford Cliff center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 104.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 294.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 186.3 miles away from Ford Cliff center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 345.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Armstrong County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ford Cliff topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ford Cliff:

  • ARMSTRONG CO HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; KITTANNING, PA)
  • ARMSTRONG COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; KITTANNING, PA)
  • FAIR WINDS MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SARVER, PA)
  • CONCORDIA LUTHERAN HEALTH AND HUMAN CARE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CABOT, PA)
  • CONCORDIA VISITING NURSES (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; CABOT, PA)
  • VERLAND FOUNDATION INC,THE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; NATRONA HEIGHTS, PA)
  • DAVITA - ALLEGHENY VALLEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; NATRONA HEIGHTS, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ford Cliff:

  • Butler County Community College (about 21 miles; Butler, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,518)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 23 miles; Indiana, PA; FT enrollment: 14,471)
  • Wyo Tech-Blairsville (about 28 miles; Blairsville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,602)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (about 31 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 14,186)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (about 31 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 27,137)
  • Seton Hill University (about 32 miles; Greensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,167)
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division (about 33 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 11,040)

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Notable location: Ford Cliff Volunteer Fire Company (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Armstrong County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 102. This is worse than average.

City:

102
U.S.:

75

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 7.07. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.07
U.S.:

6.40

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.4%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.2 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  66.1%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.1
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Ford Cliff travel time to work - commute Ford Cliff mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Ford Cliff borough (based on Armstrong County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant17,88678
Catholic11,96111
Evangelical Protestant6,90963
Orthodox--
Other-2
None32,185-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Armstrong County:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Armstrong County:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Armstrong County:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Armstrong County:

29.7%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.8%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ford Cliff:

52.0%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.1%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Ford Cliff:

29.2
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.6%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

16.2%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ford Cliff:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ford Cliff:

41.2%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

55.9%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.1%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ford Cliff, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 20$0$06$723
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$450
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$350
Totals for Government 20$0$013$1,523

Ford Cliff government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $62,000 ($169.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($49.18)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($8.20)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $18,000 ($49.18)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($19.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($8.20)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($8.20)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($8.20)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($5.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $97,000 ($265.03)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($21.86)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($13.66)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($13.66)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $18,000 ($49.18)

Ford Cliff government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($30.05)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($5.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($24.59)
    All Other: $1,000 ($2.73)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $23,000 ($62.84)
    Property: $13,000 ($35.52)
    NEC: $9,000 ($24.59)

Ford Cliff government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $58,000 ($158.47)

3.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.77% ($31,208 average AGI)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.63% ($30,734)
from Butler County, PA  0.44% ($34,322)


4.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,295 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.07%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.83% ($31,030 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.78% ($35,977)
to Butler County, PA  0.51% ($36,007)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ford Cliff:

  • WTYM (1380 AM; 1 kW; KITTANNING, PA; Owner: VERNAL ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAVL (910 AM; 5 kW; APOLLO, PA; Owner: EVANGEL HEIGHTS ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPIT (730 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBGG (970 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPGR (1510 AM; 5 kW; MONROEVILLE, PA; Owner: MCL/ MCM- INC.)
  • WJAS (1320 AM; 6 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • KQV (1410 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CALVARY, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ford Cliff:

  • WZPT (100.7 FM; NEW KENSINGTON, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSHH (99.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA B/CING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WLTJ (92.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPNT, INC.)
  • WQEJ (89.7 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WJJJ (104.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDSY-FM (107.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDVE (102.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWSW-FM (94.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFRJ (88.9 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKYE (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WQKK (92.1 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WQED-FM (89.3 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WLER-FM (97.7 FM; BUTLER, PA; Owner: WBUT, INC.)
  • WYTR (103.3 FM; BROOKVILLE, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WORD-FM (101.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WLCY (106.3 FM; BLAIRSVILLE, PA; Owner: LONGO MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WQMU (92.5 FM; INDIANA, PA; Owner: RMS MEDIA MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WRRK (96.9 FM; BRADDOCK, PA; Owner: WPNT INC)
  • WRWJ (88.1 FM; MURRYSVILLE, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INCORPORATED)

TV broadcast stations around Ford Cliff:

  • W60BL (Channel 60; BUTLER, PA; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • WBOA-LP (Channel 64; KITTANNING, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • W25AX (Channel 25; KITTANNING, PA; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • WLLS-LP (Channel 49; INDIANA, PA; Owner: LARRY L. SCHRECONGOST)
  • WCWB (Channel 22; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WCWB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPXI (Channel 11; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPCB-TV (Channel 40; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTAE-TV (Channel 4; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WTAE HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WBGN-LP (Channel 59; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: BRUNO GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTG-LP (Channel 69; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • KDKA-TV (Channel 2; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WQEX (Channel 16; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • W65CG (Channel 65; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPGH-TV (Channel 53; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPGH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBPA-LP (Channel 29; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • WQED (Channel 13; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • W61CC (Channel 61; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: THE VIDEOHOUSE, INC.)
  • WIIC-LP (Channel 29; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 400Total average daily traffic
  • 450Total future (year 2015) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB3UNS, Licensee ID: L01570065, Grant Date: 05/18/2010, Expiration Date: 05/18/2020, Certifier: Christopher L Karns, Registrant: Christopher L Karns, 630 Neale Ave, Ford Cliff, PA 16228

Most common first names in Ford Cliff, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1076.9 years
Robert677.2 years
Mary681.8 years
Joseph571.0 years
James571.2 years
Edward579.6 years
Martha484.0 years
Betty468.5 years
Elizabeth476.0 years
Frances369.6 years
Most common last names in Ford Cliff, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kline764.4 years
Rupert679.7 years
Klingensmith584.6 years
Burdett571.6 years
Bowser580.4 years
Lockhart586.8 years
Asay370.3 years
Kijowski367.7 years
Yount378.0 years
King374.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (98%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Ford Cliff compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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