Ford City, PA
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Ford City is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,878 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Ford City is the 467th largest community in Pennsylvania. Ford City has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ford City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ford City is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ford City who work in healthcare (10.82%), sales jobs (9.95%), and office and administrative support (9.44%).

The percentage of people in Ford City with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.58% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ford City in 2010 was $20,977, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,908 for a family of four. However, Ford City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Ford City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ford City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ford City include Polish, Irish, Slovak, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Ford City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Slavic languages.