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Population (year 2000): 8,798. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,558 (-2.7% change)
Males: 4,063 (46.2%), Females: 4,735 (53.8%)

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Median resident age: 43.1 years
Median household income: $35,090 (year 2000)
Median house value: $95,800 (year 2000)

Old Forge, PA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Old Forge:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.8%)

Ancestries: Italian (42.3%), Polish (26.2%), Irish (15.4%), German (9.1%), Welsh (5.8%), Russian (5.6%).

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Land area: 3.5 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Old Forge

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Old Forge borough

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -83 (-0.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: PA Scranton, (5.6 miles pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (103.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: PA (2.0 miles Moosic, PA (2.0 miles Duryea, PA (2.1 miles Avoca, PA Taylor, (2.2 miles PA (3.4 miles Dupont, PA (3.9 miles Hughestown, PA Pittston, (4.7 miles Pittston, PA West (5.1 miles

Latitude: 41.37 N, Longitude: 75.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570


Old Forge, Pennsylvania business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.3%), Manufacturing (18.2%), Retail trade (13.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,761 (-20.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 649 (16.3%)

Average climate in Old Forge, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Old Forge-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 27% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.5 miles away from the Old Forge city center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 7/4/1960, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.8 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Old Forge:
  • COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; SCRANTON, PA)
  • MOSES TAYLOR HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; SCRANTON, PA)
  • ALLIED SERVICES INST OF REHAB MEDICINE (about 8 miles; SCRANTON, PA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Old Forge:
  • WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL (about 3 miles; WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA; ID: AVP)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 54 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; ID: ABE)
  • GREATER BINGHAMTON/EDWIN A LINK FIELD (about 60 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; ID: BGM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Old Forge:
  • WILKES-BARRE WYOMING VALLEY (about 10 miles; WILKES-BARRE, PA; ID: WBW)
  • SEAMANS FIELD (about 15 miles; FACTORYVILLE, PA; ID: 9N3)
  • SKYHAVEN (about 17 miles; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; ID: 76N)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Old Forge:
  • UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON (about 7 miles; SCRANTON, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,093)
  • MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; SCRANTON, PA; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA; FT enrollment: 2,438)
  • LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; NANTICOKE, PA; FT enrollment: 3,582)
  • EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 46 miles; EAST STROUDSBURG, PA; FT enrollment: 4,985)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; FT enrollment: 2,145)
  • SUNY AT BINGHAMTON (about 52 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; FT enrollment: 11,498)
Public high school in Old Forge:
  • OLD FORGE JSHS (Students: 471; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high school in Old Forge:
  • TRIBORO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 75; Location: 100 SOUTH MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle school in Old Forge:
  • OLD FORGE EL SCH (Students: 503; Grades: KG - 06)

Notable locations in Old Forge: Barbertown (A), Lackawanna Station (B).

Cemeteries: Old Forge Cemetery (1), Slavic Cemetery (2).

Creeks: Mill Creek (A), Saint Johns Creek (B).


Old Forge compared to Pennsylvania state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Old Forge:
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WGBI (910 AM; 1 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WEJL (630 AM; 2 kW; SCRANTON, PA)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WICK (1400 AM; 1 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANCOM, INC.)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEMR (1460 AM; 5 kW; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKJN (1440 AM; 5 kW; CARBONDALE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQOR (750 AM; daytime; 2 kW; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WYCK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PLAINS, PA; Owner: LB RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Old Forge:
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WWDL-FM (104.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBHD (95.7 FM; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUSR (99.5 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON)
  • W212AT (90.3 FM; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA. EDUCTNL TV ASSOC.)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W288BE (105.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WPGP (88.3 FM; TAFTON, PA; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WCWI (94.3 FM; CARBONDALE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQFN (100.1 FM; FOREST CITY, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Old Forge:
  • WQPX (Channel 64; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: PAXSON SCRANTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSWB (Channel 38; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • W26CD (Channel 26; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W51BP (Channel 51; CLARKS SUMMIT, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • W19AR (Channel 19; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W48AQ (Channel 48; CLARKS SUMMIT, ETC., PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA EDUC'L. TV ASSN.)
  • W54BO (Channel 54; KINGSTON, PA; Owner: KATHY POTERA)
  • W14CO (Channel 14; CLARKS SUMMIT, ETC., PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)

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