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People

Total Population 8,225
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 21.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,956
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 45.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.4%
Median Earnings25+ $33,340
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,417
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,537

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,858
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.7%
Median Gross Rent $692
Median House Value $137,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 18.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WILKES BRE SCTN AP AVOCA
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
Station FREELAND
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
Station PLEASANT MOUNT 1 W
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avoca 2,659 $64,107
Dupont 2,711 $54,892
Duryea 4,935 $65,586

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Old Forge High Schools

OLD FORGE JSHS
570-457-6721
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 471 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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