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Old Forge, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Old Forge had a population of 8,402 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Old Forge: Barbertown, Rendham.

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


Total Population 8,402
Daytime Population: Workers 2,412
Daytime Population: Residents 4,583
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,995
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 8,399
Population in Familes 6,504
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 2,461
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $51,852
Average Household Income $60,521
Per Capita Income $27,049


Total Housing Units 4,094 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,497 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,257 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 340 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $148,086
Average Home Value $171,376


Total Households 3,754
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 2,268
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 - 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, 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 # 124 93rd
Population Density # 545 69th
Diversity Index # 660 63rd
Median Household Income # 862 51st
Per Capita Income # 781 56th

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