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Old Forge, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Old Forge had a population of 8,330 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Old Forge is located at latitude 41.3705 and longitude -75.7409 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Old Forge (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lackawanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 738 feet.

The Borough of Old Forge (GNIS ID: 1215326) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Old Forge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Old Forge: Barbertown, Rendham.

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Old Forge, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,330
Population in Households 8,327
Population in Familes 6,457
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 2,440
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 3,729
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 2,251
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,066 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,477 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,252 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 337 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $145,268
Average Home Value $167,471


Median Household Income $50,798
Average Household Income $58,462
Per Capita Income $26,179
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% -0.02%
Households -0.02% -0.07%
Families -0.18% -0.17%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Old Forge, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Old Forge to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 128 93rd
Population Density1 # 558 68th
Diversity Index2 # 680 62nd
Median Household Income # 822 53rd
Per Capita Income # 744 58th

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