Old Forge, Pennsylvania Population 2024

8,659

Old Forge is a city located in Lackawanna County Pennsylvania. Old Forge has a 2024 population of 8,659. Old Forge is currently growing at a rate of 0.51% annually and its population has increased by 2.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,485 in 2020.

The average household income in Old Forge is $88,842 with a poverty rate of 7.3%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Old Forge is 47.2 years, 47.1 years for males, and 47.3 years for females.

Old Forge Demographics

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

  • White: 86.55%
  • Two or more races: 10.77%
  • Asian: 1.23%
  • Other race: 0.76%
  • Black or African American: 0.68%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,526.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.05% (174)
The current population of Old Forge, Pennsylvania is 8,659 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,485.

Old Forge, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,36286.55%
Two or more races91610.77%
Asian1051.23%
Other race650.76%
Black or African American580.68%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Old Forge Population by Race

Old Forge Population Pyramid 2024

Old Forge Median Age

47.2

Total

47.1

Male

47.3

Female

Old Forge Adults

There are 6,969 adults, (1,858 of whom are seniors) in Old Forge.

Old Forge Age Dependency

66.4

Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Old Forge Sex Ratio

Female4,33150.92%
Male4,17549.08%

Old Forge Population by Age

Old Forge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,8012.2470.629.4
Non Family1,6991.1359.240.8
Married1,5162.869010
Female3762.9344.155.9
Male2105.4371.428.6

3.05

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

70.6%

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
Less Than 9th Grade1952.91%
9th to 12th Grade2013%
High School Graduate2,36935.37%
Some College1,17117.48%
Associates Degree6549.76%
Bachelors Degree1,45721.75%
Graduate Degree6519.72%

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
White5,8885,6402,003
2+ Races54442231
Hispanic5044000
Asian928130
Other Race444444
Black39240

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Old Forge Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$42,495$47,334$39,063
Less Than 9th Grade$38,017$37,800$0
High School Graduate$37,411$39,992$33,527
Some College$44,675$56,223$35,571
Bachelors Degree$57,519$58,710$55,701
Graduate Degree$64,821$81,402$61,071

$42,495

Average Earnings

$47,334

Average Male

$39,063

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

94.15% of Old Forge residents speak only English, while 5.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.93% of the population.

Old Forge Language

Old Forge Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,2184706.51%
Hispanic7587610.03%
Multiple916586.33%
Black581627.59%

7.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

5%

Male Poverty Rate

9.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Old Forge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Old Forge is Black, with 27.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Old Forge is Multiple, with 6.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.49%.

Old Forge Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.69%
Some College7.45%
High School6.37%
Bachelors or Greater3.61%

Old Forge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed15.48%
Male Unemployed12.99%
Female Employed3.99%
Male Employed0.78%

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
Households$71,615$88,842
Families$103,116$115,338
Married Families$106,167$-999,999,999
Non Families$34,748$52,024

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Old Forge Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

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 35-44.

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

482

Number of Veterans

482

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam225
Second Gulf War109
Korea31
World War II28
First Gulf War24

Old Forge Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74162
75+160
35 to 54135
55 to 6425
18 to 340

Old Forge Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3635.81%
2+ Races10419.12%
Hispanic10420.63%
Black1538.46%

Old Forge Veterans by Race

Old Forge Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Old Forge Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.3%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

5.5%

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

83.12%

Born in Old Forge

97.81%

Native Born

2.19%

Foreign Born

0.54%

Non Citizen

1.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.81% of Old Forge residents were born in the United States, with 83.12% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Old Forge Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,876430.49%
20288,833440.5%
20278,789430.49%
20268,746440.51%
20258,702430.5%
20248,659440.51%
20238,615430.5%
20228,572340.4%
20218,538530.62%
20208,4856057.68%
20197,880-44-0.56%
20187,924-23-0.29%
20177,947-44-0.55%
20167,991-63-0.78%
20158,054-170-2.07%
20148,224-26-0.32%
20138,250-11-0.13%
20128,261-21-0.25%
20118,282-26-0.31%
20108,308-490-5.57%
20008,798-36-0.41%
19908,834-470-5.05%
19809,304-218-2.29%
19709,5225946.65%
19608,928-821-8.42%
19509,749-2,143-18.02%
194011,892-769-6.07%
193012,6614243.46%
192012,2379138.06%
191011,3245,694101.14%
19005,63000%
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Old Forge Population by Year