Fort Washington CDP, Pennsylvania
Population 5,422

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$428,000
Half are $271,300 - $562,400
Median Monthly Owner Costs
$2,475
With a Mortgage
Median Monthly Rent
$1,505
Includes Utilities
Median Year Housing Built
1973
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$112,000
Poverty Rate
2%
Unemployment Rate
5.5%
Education
Percent with a High School Diploma
96%
Ages 25+
Percent with a College Degree
74%
Ages 25+
Percent with a Post Grad Degree
35%
Ages 25+
Percent in Public School
80%
Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School
Demographics
Children
26%
Under 18
Young Adult Singles
12%
Ages 18-39
Middle Aged and Married
34%
Ages 40-64
Seniors
14%
Ages 65+

The city of Fort Washington is home to the Rorer Group Airport. While many may refer to it as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP). Fort Washington is a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. It is located in southeast Pennsylvania near the Schuylkill River. The city of Fort Washington is one of 24 cities in Montgomery County.

Fort Washington, PA is a Place (Census Designated):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Fort Washington, PA is a part of the Philadelphia, PA Metro Area.

Housing

1973

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

88.8%

Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units

26

Price to Rent RatioOccupied Housing Units

The price to rent ratio compares home values to rental costs. Values over 20 indicate that it is likely more affordable to rent. Values under 15 indicate that it is likely more affordable to buy. Values between 15 and 20 indicate that extra judgment must be taken when making housing decisions. It is calculated as the median home value divided by the median annual contract rent (ie. rent without additional utilities).

$428,000

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

Owner Occupied Home Values

$2,475

Median Monthly Ownership CostsOwner Occupied Housing Units with a Mortgage

Monthly housing costs include mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees. When comparing to monthly rental costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

1.6%

Average Annual Real Estate Taxes as a Percent of Home ValueOwner Occupied Housing Units

3.8

Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.

24%

Housing Cost Burdened Owners

Federally subsidized housing programs set the maximum affordable housing cost at 30% of income. This threshold has become a measure of housing affordability and is intended to make sure that households have enough money to for other needs including food, clothing, transportation, etc. Anyone spending more than 30% of their income on housing is considered house burdened because it becomes difficult to afford many of the other necessities of living.

$1,505

Median Monthly Rent and Utility CostsRenter Occupied Housing Units with Housing Costs

Monthly housing costs include rent and utilities. When comparing to monthly ownership costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

Employment

$111,766

Median Household Income

Household Income

46.6

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

2%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$55,192

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

Annual Individual EarningsPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

63%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Fort Washington, PA generally make around 6301% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices. It is also worth noting that the 17% of men and 33% of women ages 16+ that did not have earnings were not included in the calculation.

5.5%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Fort Washington, PA, 30% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

70%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Fort Washington, PA, 30% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Full Time vs Part Time WorkPopulation Ages 16-64 Who Worked in the Last 12 Months

Full-time employment is typically considered 35-40 hours per week. With the exception of health care coverage, federal law does not regulate the definition of full time employment for compensation and benefits purposes. The Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) mandates that all employees working an average of 30 or more hours per week at a large employer must be eligible for health care coverage.

Total

35+ Hours per Week
78%
15-34 Hours per Week
18%
1-14 Hours per Week
4%

Male

35+ Hours per Week
81%
15-34 Hours per Week
16%
1-14 Hours per Week
3%

Female

35+ Hours per Week
75%
15-34 Hours per Week
19%
1-14 Hours per Week
6%

Employed by IndustryFull-time, Year-Round Civilians Ages 16+

Male
Female
Compared to US Avg
High Professional, scientific, and technical services
13%
7%
High Manufacturing
8%
7%
Low Health care and social assistance
5%
8%
High Finance and insurance
5%
5%
High Educational services
1%
9%
Low Retail trade
6%
1%
Low Construction
3%
1%
High Information
3%
1%
Low Public administration
1%
2%
Normal Administrative, support, waste management services
2%
1%
Low Transportation and warehousing
2%
Low Wholesale trade
2%
Low Other services, except public administration
1%
1%
Normal Real estate, rental, leasing
2%
Normal Arts, entertainment, and recreation
1%
1%
Low Accommodation and food services
Normal Management of companies and enterprises
Normal Utilities

Employed by OccupationFull-time, Year-Round Civilians Ages 16+

Male
Female
Compared to US Avg
High Management
15%
4%
High Sales and related
9%
3%
High Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, other technical
5%
5%
Low Office and administrative support
1%
7%
High Business and financial operations
6%
3%
High Education, training, and library
1%
7%
High Legal
5%
2%
High Computer and mathematical
3%
2%
Low Production
2%
3%
Normal Architecture and engineering
2%
1%
High Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media
2%
High Life, physical, and social science
1%
1%
Normal Healthcare support
1%
Low Personal care and service
1%
Normal Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
1%
Low Transportation
1%
Low Health technologists and technicians
1%
Low Construction and extraction
1%
Low Food preparation and serving related
1%
Low Installation, maintenance, and repair
Low Building, grounds cleaning, maintenance
Low Material moving
Low Community and social service

Means Of Transportation To WorkWorkers Ages 16+

Car, truck, etc.
84.8%
Public transportation
6.9%
Taxi
0.0%
Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means
0.8%
Worked at Home
7.6%

Public Transit Usage by Poverty StatusWorkers Ages 16+

Travel Time to WorkIn Minutes for Workers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Time Leaving for WorkWorkers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Average Commute by Time Leaving for WorkIn Minutes for Workers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Time Arriving at WorkWorkers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Education

Educational AttainmentPopulation Ages 25+

Less than High School Diploma
4%
High School Graduate
22%
Associate's degree
4%
Bachelor's degree
35%
Master's degree
22%
Professional school degree
9%
Doctorate degree
3%
96%

Percent with a High School DiplomaPopulation Ages 25+

High school diplomas include equivalencies, but do not include those who reported completing grade 12 without a diploma.

74%

Percent with a College DegreePopulation Ages 25+

College degrees include those with an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

35%

Percent with a Post Graduate DegreePopulation Ages 25+

Post graduate degrees include those with a Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

School EnrollmentPopulation Ages 5-17

Not being enrolled in school does not necessarily mean that the student dropped out. Only schools that lead to a high school diploma or college degree are included. Home schoolers were instructed to select private school. Ages 3-4 are not included because preschool programs are not usually mandated by law and only 57% of children in this age range were enrolled in Fort Washington, PA.

Enrolled in Public School
80.0%
Enrolled in Private School
19.5%
Not Enrolled in School
0.5%
80%

Percent Enrolled in Public SchoolPopulation Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School

Demographics

5,422

Total Population

Total Population By Age

Life Stages

Children Under 10
11%
Children 10-17
15%
Young Adult Singles
12%
Middle Aged and Married
34%
Seniors
14%
Other
14%
11%

Children Under 10

15%

Children Ages 10-17

12%

Young Adult Singles (Ages 18-39)

34%

Middle Aged and Married (Ages 40-64)

14%

Seniors (Ages 65+)

Marital Status of MalesPopulation Ages 15+

Marital Status of FemalesPopulation Ages 15+

Household Composition

Single female/male families do not necessarily denote single parent households. Single householders living with siblings, their aging parents, or any other relatives would be included.

Married Couples
63%
Single Female Families
7%
Single Male Families
3%
Householder Living Alone
22%
Householder Living with Non-Relative
5%

Race

White
86.2%
Black
4.1%
American Indian or Alaskan
0.0%
Asian
6.3%
Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other
0.1%
Two Plus Races
3.2%
25

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from Fort Washington, PA are of different races or ethnicities where higher numbers represent more diversity. It was developed by the University of North Carolina and USA Today in 1991 and adapted in 2000 to account for differences in Census questions. It uses the same calculation methods as the Gini Index used by the Census Bureau to determine household income inequality.

Climate

The climate estimates use Fort Washington, PA weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at WILLOW GROVE.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are lower than 52% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 63% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are higher than 77% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSPA
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0460116
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0021367
Region2013 ACS1
Division2013 ACS2
State FIPS2013 ACS42
Place FIPS2013 ACS26872
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusFort Washington CDP
Name2013 ACSFort Washington CDP, Pennsylvania
Functional Status Code2010 CensusS
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
State ANSI2010 Census01779798
Place ANSI2010 Census02389804
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US4226872
GEOID2013 ACS4226872
Population2010 Census5,446
Population2013 ACS5,422
Housing Units2010 Census2,027
Housing Units2013 ACS2,105
Land Area2013 ACS3.3 square miles
Water Area2010 Census0
Population Density2013 ACS1,667.0 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[40.126107,-75.219948], [40.156425,-75.164331],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS40.140740228904, -75.192470553251
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusU1
Place Size Code2010 Census13