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Welcome to Forty Fort ...

Forty Fort is located in Luzerne County<1>.

The location of Forty Fort has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Forty Fort has a population of 4,041 people<3> (see below for details).

Forty Fort is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Forty Fort lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Forty Fort lies within the (570) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Forty Fort had an population of 4,041 people. This is a decrease of 4.11% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.75% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Forty Fort had a population of 4,214 people. This makes Forty Fort the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Forty Fort represents 0.03% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 237th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,214 people, the population of Forty Fort decreased 7.97% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,579 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Forty Fort.

Communities near Forty Fort ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Forty Fort.

  • Scranton [Lackawanna County]
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    • Scranton [Lackawanna County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Forty Fort
    • Estimated population in 2019: 76,653 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<6>
  • Dunmore [Lackawanna County]
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    • Dunmore [Lackawanna County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Forty Fort
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,954 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunmore<6>
  • Nanticoke [Luzerne County]
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    • Nanticoke [Luzerne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Forty Fort
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,312 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nanticoke<6>
  • Old Forge [Lackawanna County]
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    • Old Forge [Lackawanna County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Forty Fort
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,894 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Forge<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pittston [Luzerne County]
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      • Pittston [Luzerne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Forty Fort
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,802 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittston<6>
    • Blakely [Lackawanna County]
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      • Blakely [Lackawanna County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Forty Fort
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blakely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blakely<6>
    • Taylor [Lackawanna County]
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      • Taylor [Lackawanna County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Forty Fort
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,913 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<6>
    • Moosic [Lackawanna County]
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      • Moosic [Lackawanna County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Forty Fort
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,832 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moosic<6>
    • Plymouth [Luzerne County]
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      • Plymouth [Luzerne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Forty Fort
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<6>
    • Dickson City [Lackawanna County]
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      • Dickson City [Lackawanna County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Forty Fort
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,761 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickson City<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Forty Fort. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Forty Fort.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Forty Fort. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Forty Fort.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Forty Fort. See our Newspapers Page for Forty Fort.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Forty Fort ...

Looking for more information about Forty Fort? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Forty Fort, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Forty Fort.

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About Luzerne County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Forty Fort. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Luzerne County: www.luzernecounty.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Luzerne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Forty Fort.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Forty Fort - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Forty Fort) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Forty Fort. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Forty Fort

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forty Fort. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2842, Longitude: -75.8738       In this case, the coordinates for Forty Fort have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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