Old Forge, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Old Forge, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Old Forge had a population of 8,430 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Old Forge is located at latitude 41.3712 and longitude -75.7349 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Old Forge: Barbertown, Rendham.

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Old Forge, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,430
Population in Households 8,427
Population in Familes 6,476
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 2,469
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $52,194
Average Household Income $60,554
Per Capita Income $27,088


Total Housing Units 4,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,471 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,299 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 346 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $155,200
Average Home Value $178,177


Total Households 3,770
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 2,263
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.17% 0.19%
Households 0.12% 0.15%
Families -0.07% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

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, 2018 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 # 542 69th
Diversity Index # 630 64th
Median Household Income # 875 50th
Per Capita Income # 842 52nd

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