Old Forge, New York Population 2024

540

Old Forge is a city located in Herkimer County New York. Old Forge has a 2024 population of 540. Old Forge is currently declining at a rate of -2.88% annually and its population has decreased by -10.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 606 in 2020.

The average household income in Old Forge is $109,180 with a poverty rate of 4.89%. The median age in Old Forge is 56.7 years: 58.3 years for males, and 56.4 years for females.

Old Forge Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Old Forge was:

  • White: 95.81%
  • Black or African American: 4.19%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
302.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-10.89% (-66)
The current population of Old Forge, New York is 540 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 606.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White54995.81%
Black or African American244.19%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Old Forge Population by Race

Old Forge Population Pyramid 2024

Old Forge Median Age

56.7

Total

58.3

Male

56.4

Female

Old Forge Adults

There are 549 adults, (151 of whom are seniors) in Old Forge.

Old Forge Age Dependency

44

Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

6

Child Dependency Ratio

Old Forge Sex Ratio

Female26145.55%
Male31254.45%

Old Forge Population by Age

Old Forge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2871.7679.120.9
Married1862.031000
Non Family1011.2740.659.4
Male0000
Female0000

2.03

Average Family Size

1.76

Average Household Size

79.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Old Forge Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade244.58%
Associates Degree00%
Bachelors Degree13225.19%
Graduate Degree8315.84%
High School Graduate16230.92%
Less Than 9th Grade10419.85%
Some College193.63%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Old Forge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Old Forge Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White524396215

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 75.57%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 41.03%.

Old Forge Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$37,434$36,316$0
Some College$0$0$0

$37,434

Average Earnings

$36,316

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Old Forge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Old Forge Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Old Forge Language

100% of Old Forge residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Old Forge Language

Old Forge Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2424100%
White54940.73%

4.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

0%

Male Poverty Rate

10.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Old Forge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Old Forge is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Old Forge is White, with 0.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.18%.

Old Forge Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College21.05%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
High School0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Old Forge Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Old Forge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Old Forge Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$133,974$143,961
Households$132,645$109,180
Married Families$133,974$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,761$45,127

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Old Forge Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

67.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

67.0%

Male Marriage Rate

67.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Old Forge Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Old Forge Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Old Forge Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Old Forge Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

135

Number of Veterans

135

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War9
Vietnam8
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Old Forge Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64105
75+30
18 to 340
35 to 540
65 to 740

Old Forge Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White13524.59%

Old Forge Veterans by Race

Old Forge Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

5.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Old Forge Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.6%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Old Forge Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Old Forge Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Old Forge Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

79.58%

Born in Old Forge

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Old Forge residents were born in the United States, with 79.58% having been born in New York. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Old Forge Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024540-16-2.88%
2023556-17-2.97%
2022573-65-10.19%
2021638325.28%
202060612726.51%
2019479255.51%
2018454-144-24.08%
2017598132.22%
201658514432.65%
2015441-88-16.64%
2014529-69-11.54%
2013598468.33%
20125528919.22%
2011463-293-38.76%
201075600%

Old Forge Population by Year