Old Forge, PA 18518 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 18518: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Old Forge, PA 18518

Acceptable Alternative
Scranton, PA 18518

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 241
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,875
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 28
  • County: Lackawanna County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.376, Longitude -75.741
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Old Forge, PA 18518 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,404
Daytime Population: Workers 2,412
Daytime Population: Residents 4,584
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,996
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 8,401
Population in Familes 6,506
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 2,254
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $51,859
Average Household Income $60,520
Per Capita Income $27,049


Total Housing Units 4,095 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,498 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,257 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 340 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $148,050
Average Home Value $171,357


Total Households 3,755
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 2,269
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.15% 0.17%
Households 0.07% 0.11%
Families -0.05% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Old Forge, PA 18518 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18518 to the other 1,663 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 472 72nd
Population Density # 246 85th
Diversity Index # 583 65th
Median Household Income # 822 51st
Per Capita Income # 808 51st

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