Old Forge, Pennsylvania

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Old Forge, Pennsylvania

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Old Forge strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Short Commute Times
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Top 14% Old Forge Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Old Forge, Pennsylvania

Comparing Old Forge to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 10 9
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 6
Male Share of the Population 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 4
Racial Diversity 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 8
Median Family Income 5 7
College Educated Adults 4 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Public Transportation Use 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 5
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 5
People Living Alone 8 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Housing Recently Built 2 7

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Old Forge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Lackawanna
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 18518
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.371
Longitude -75.735

Old Forge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 77 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 52 F
Jul Temp 54 to 76 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
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Old Forge Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,798 100%
Male 4,063 46.2%
Female 4,735 53.8%
Under 18 1,738 19.8%
18+ 7,060 80.2%
65+ 2,023 23%
Median Age 43.1
Average Family Size 2.91
White 8,711 99%
African-American 14 0.2%
Asian 34 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0%
Other 11 0.1%
Mixed Race 25 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 30 0.3%

Estimated Old Forge Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,558
Growth -240
Growth % -2.7%

Old Forge Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 40.7%
Polish 21.9%
Irish 10.5%
German 5.1%
Russian 4.7%
Slovak 3%
English 2.8%
Welsh 2.5%
US/American 2.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.6%
Ukrainian 1.4%
Lithuanian 1.1%
Scottish 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
French Canadian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Old Forge 8,798 $46,152
Avoca 2,851 $44,185
Dupont 2,719 $39,250
Duryea 4,634 $41,775
Moosic 5,575 $47,703
Pittston 8,104 $33,861
Taylor 6,475 $43,611
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Old Forge High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 471 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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