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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Fort Washington is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 5,640. Fort Washington is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Fort Washington offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fort Washington there are a lot of parks. Residents of Fort Washington tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Fort Washington are highly rated.
About Fort Washington...
Population
5,640

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$412,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,617
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Fort Washington Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Fort Washington

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$112,961
National
$55,322
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Fort Washington Reviews

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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is a historic, quaint community. The proximity of the history-filled Hope Lodge and Mather Hill sites along with the Fort Washington State Park is ideal. I frequently visit the park with my family at least once a month. It is always full of friendly people who are always willing to go out of their way to be kind to one another. Even George Washington thought it was terrific when he set up camp in the park with his troops in 1777!
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Fort Washington is a beautiful environmentally-friendly suburb with people from different areas, states and countries. Most people know each other in some way but it is populated. It is new and old, with historical landmarks and diversity of houses. People here are friendly and accepting of all backgrounds, etc. There are lots of activities to do for all ages and often even our township building organizes events. Parents have many schools and school districts to choose from. Each education is a little bit different but all allow for growth and development. Although there are many wealthy families here, the less fortunate have access to great education. People here feel good about participating in service. I feel safe here, knowing there is a fire station and police station that teaches safety to the elementary schools, police always on patrol, fire and safety expos open for the public and local emergency services.
The community of Fort Washington is incredibly welcoming and gracious to people of all religions and ethnicities. There are currently signs up around town with the caption "A great place to live, work and worship" I couldent agree more, there is no Philly suburb like Fort Washington; great people, great schools and high regard for safety and community.