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Demographics

People

Total Population8,172
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens21%
Employed Population 16+3,864
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married45.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.5%
Median Earnings25+$33,422
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,806

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,014
% Above Poverty Level85.2%
% Below Poverty Level14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone34.3%
Median Gross Rent$693
Median House Value$143,500

Ancestry

Italian37.4%
Polish22.4%
Irish20.3%
Welsh7.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7%
English6.4%
Russian4.4%
Lithuanian2.4%
Scottish1.9%
Slovak1.7%
Ukrainian1.2%
French Except Basque1.2%
Hungarian0.6%
Finnish0.6%
German0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Arab0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Old Forge Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lackawanna County
Standard Zip Codes18518
Phone Area Codes570
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.37
Approximate Longitude-75.73

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)

StationWILKES BRE SCTN AP AVOCA
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip37.5 inches
StationFREELAND
Distance26 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp34 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 77 F
Oct Temp38 to 57 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches
StationPLEASANT MOUNT 1 W
Distance29.1 miles
Jan Temp10 to 28 F
Apr Temp31 to 52 F
Jul Temp54 to 76 F
Oct Temp34 to 56 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avoca2,637$63,309
Dupont2,695$62,650
Duryea4,889$71,500
Moosic5,731$71,224
Pittston7,668$52,542
Taylor6,136$47,981

Old Forge Public Schools

Old Forge El Sch
401 Melmore St
ZIP: 18518
(570) 457-8391
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Old Forge Jshs
300 Marion St
ZIP: 18518
(570) 457-6721
High
Total Enrollment 399

Old Forge Private Schools

Triboro Christian Academy
100 S Main St
ZIP: 18518
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 60
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