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Old Forge - Lackawanna county

Population 8,798

Old Forge, Pennsylvania

Old Forge, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna county, is 4 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 92 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 8,798 people lived in Old Forge.

The People and Families of Old Forge

In Old Forge, about 53% of adults are married.

In Old Forge, females are somewhat more common than males. If you spend a lot of time in the town, you'll notice that retired and elderly people are a common sight.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Old Forge had a median family income of $46,152.

Political Inclinations

Old Forge residents donated more money ($1,100) to George W. Bush than to the other candidates in the 2004 Presidential race. Across all races, the Republican party attracted the most donations from the town.

Old Forge Housing

An estimated 72% of living spaces in Old Forge are occupied by their owners, not by renters. The town housing isn't the newest - the average home age is greater here than you'll find elsewhere.

Commuting

In Old Forge, 96% of commuters drive to work.
Old Forge Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population8,798100%
Male4,06346.2%
Female4,73553.8%
Under 181,73819.8%
18+7,06080.2%
65+2,02323%
Median Age43.1 
Average Family Size2.91 
White8,71199%
African-American140.2%
Asian340.4%
American Indian & Alaskan30%
Other110.1%
Mixed Race250.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above)300.3%
Median Family Income (1999)$46,152 
Population In Poverty5816.6%
Old Forge Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Italian40.7%
Polish21.9%
Irish10.5%
German5.1%
Russian4.7%
Slovak3%
English2.8%
Welsh2.5%
US/American2.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)1.6%
Ukrainian1.4%
Lithuanian1.1%
Scottish0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Pennsylvania German0.4%
French Canadian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Slavic0.2%

  


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