Old Forge, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 8,264 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.1%
 
Males: 4,194  (50.8%)
Females: 4,070  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  45.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 18518.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,292 (it was $35,090 in 2000)
Old Forge:

$48,292
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,389 (it was $19,228 in 2000)

Old Forge borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $136,571 (it was $91,400 in 2000)
Old Forge:

$136,571
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $146,891; Detached houses: $160,714; Townhouses or other attached units: $81,119; In 2-unit structures: $66,509; Mobile homes: $23,673

Median gross rent in 2012: $655.

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Old Forge races chart
  • White alone - 7,896 (95.0%)
  • Hispanic - 234 (2.8%)
  • Black alone - 67 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 56 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 51 (0.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.05%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.04%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.02%)

Races in Old Forge detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Old Forge: 96.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (31.4%), Irish (16.8%), Polish (16.4%), German (9.5%), Russian (6.1%), Welsh (5.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/28/1899

Elevation: 740 feet

Land area: 3.45 square miles.

Population density: 2,392 people per square mile   (low).

Old Forge,PA real estate house value index trend

Old Forge, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Old Forge:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Old Forge borough:

  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

191 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe).

This borough:  2.3%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Old Forge, Pennsylvania as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Old Forge to the number of sex offenders is 1,184 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,051 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,510 (1.3%)

Old Forge satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (4.6 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (92.1 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (99.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Moosic borough, PA (1.2 miles ), Duryea borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Taylor borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Avoca borough, PA (1.5 miles ), Dupont borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Hughestown borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Pittston, PA (2.0 miles ), West Pittston borough, PA (2.1 miles ).

Latitude: 41.37 N, Longitude: 75.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,742 (-20.9%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 591 (15.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Old Forge household income distribution Old Forge home values distribution

Property values in Old Forge, PA


Crime rates in Old Forge by Year
Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 1000106
per 100,000 11.70.00.00.011.70.072.2
Assaults 23121617533
per 100,000 268.5140.5187.8200.158.736.036.1
Burglaries 14124203319
per 100,000 163.411.723.547.1234.6395.7228.5
Thefts 47132039607388
per 100,000 548.7152.2234.7459.0703.8875.31058.5
Auto thefts 11370517
per 100,000 128.435.182.10.058.712.084.2
Arson 0001073
per 100,000 0.00.00.011.80.083.936.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 282.5) 107.440.358.765.768.775.5100.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Old Forge detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.60
Pennsylvania average:

2.59
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -83 (-0.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Old Forge: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Old Forge, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Old Forge-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the Old Forge borough center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 33.5 miles away from the borough center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Old Forge-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 192.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 73.6 miles away from Old Forge center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 238.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 241.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.5 miles away from Old Forge center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 102.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lackawanna County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Old Forge topographic map

Birthplace of: Allan Jones (actor) - Actor, Chuck Cherundolo - Football player and coach, Lou Tomasetti - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Old Forge:

  • OLD FORGE DIALYSIS (325 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • NCHS INC (427 SOUTH MAIN STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Old Forge:

  • RIVERSIDE REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; TAYLOR, PA)
  • ABOVE ALL HM HLTH CARE AND HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; TAYLOR, PA)
  • COMPREHENSIVE MED HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; AVOCA, PA)
  • SCRANTON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SCRANTON, PA)
  • PRIMARY HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; TAYLOR, PA)
  • ALLCARE HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; TAYLOR, PA)
  • COMM VNA DBA COMMUNITY HM HLTH CARE SV (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; AVOCA, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Old Forge:

  • University of Scranton (about 5 miles; Scranton, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,488)
  • Marywood University (about 8 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • King's College (about 12 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,392)
  • Wilkes University (about 12 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • Misericordia University (about 13 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 19 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 40 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,195)

Public high schools in Old Forge:

Private high school in Old Forge:

  • TRIBORO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 90; Location: 100 S MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 12)
See full list of schools located in Old Forge, School District: OLD FORGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

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Notable locations in Old Forge: Lackawanna Station (A), Barbertown (B), Old Forge Hose and Engine Company 93 (C), Lawrence Hose Company 1 (D), Eagle McClure Hose Company 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Slavic Cemetery (1), Old Forge Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Creek (A), Spring Brook (B), Saint Johns Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lackawanna County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.8. This is about average.

City:

88.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.0807. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0807
U.S.:

0.3026

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.58. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.58
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.769. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.769
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.41
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.5%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 26.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.2 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  61.0%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  6.0%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Old Forge in 2000:

  • 55 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 48 people in nursing homes
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Old Forge, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Old Forge compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.

Banks with branches in Old Forge (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Old Forge Branch at 303 South Main Street, branch established on 1934/09/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Penn Security Bank and Trust Company: Old Forge Branch at 216 South Main Street, branch established on 1909/01/01. Info updated 2009/05/19: Bank assets: $921.0 mil, Deposits: $720.5 mil, headquarters in Scranton, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Penseco Financial Services Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Old Forge travel time to work - commute Old Forge mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Old Forge borough (based on Lackawanna County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.43%
Here: 66.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)JewishAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents74.9%8.6%2.7%2.2%1.8%
Congregations37.3%16.6%6.0%1.8%5.5%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.2%1.0%5.1%
Congregations2.3%2.8%3.2%3.7%20.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 42
Lackawanna County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 29
Lackawanna County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 57
Lackawanna County:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
Here:

9.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lackawanna County:

25.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.7%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$47,104$94,2080$0
Police Protection - Officers 10$71,539$85,84715$33,436
Streets and Highways 6$39,362$78,7240$0
Sewerage 6$41,399$82,7980$0
Water Supply 6$39,362$78,7240$0
Totals for Government 34$238,766$84,27015$33,436

3.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,015 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.64%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($398 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Luzerne County, PA  0.55% ($35,214 average AGI)
from Wayne County, PA  0.33% ($37,330)
from Wyoming County, PA  0.19% ($41,178)


3.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.79%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($237 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.62% ($33,801 average AGI)
to Wayne County, PA  0.26% ($35,798)
to Susquehanna County, PA  0.15% ($34,320)

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)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, 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)
  • WUSR (99.5 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON)
  • WBHD (95.7 FM; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, 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.)
  • W54BO (Channel 54; KINGSTON, PA; Owner: KATHY POTERA)
  • 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.)
  • W14CO (Channel 14; CLARKS SUMMIT, ETC., PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Old Forge, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 17
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 19
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 34
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 91
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 132
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 97
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 227
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 17
See more detailed statistics of Old Forge fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 20 meters (66ft)
Total costs: $3,000
Total average daily traffic: 35,432
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,963
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 45,140

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Leslie N Nixon, Mountain Road (Lat: 41.376694 Lon: -75.751806), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 60.7 m
    Registrant: 5619950320, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, 750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD, STE. 300

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 904 South Main St (Lat: 41.360917 Lon: -75.742694), Call Sign: WSH694
    Assigned Frequencies: 150.875 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/24/1999, Expiration Date: 11/07/2004, Cancellation Date: 01/08/2005
    Registrant: Hrobuchaks, 904 S Main St, Old Forge, PA 18518, Phone: (570) 457-6117

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Various Locations (Lat: 41.368389 Lon: -75.742111), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WNTY256
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.428 MHz, 952.428 MHz, 928.430 MHz, 952.430 MHz, 928.432 MHz, 952.432 MHz, 928.434 MHz, 952.434 MHz, 928.436 MHz, 952.436 MHz... (+10 more)
    Grant Date: 04/11/1996, Expiration Date: 04/11/2001, Cancellation Date: 02/04/1998
    Registrant: Phone: (415) 508-6038
  • Old Forge, 300 Marion Street (Lat: 41.372139 Lon: -75.742111), Type: Pole, Structure height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WQFN247
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/22/2006, Expiration Date: 08/22/2016, Certifier: Christopher L Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Old Forge)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Old Forge)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED33$124,90932$109,188170$136,71224$61,7501$400,00014$74,071
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$93,2501$56,0007$131,0000$00$01$56,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$106,8576$108,16757$139,08815$53,0670$06$64,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$131,5008$108,25029$130,3794$88,5000$01$15,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$79,0001$74,0008$127,7502$27,5000$01$56,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1126.00 , 1127.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$94,5006$205,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$282,0003$179,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$151,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$375,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1126.00 , 1127.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Old Forge, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary20180.3 years
John18473.9 years
Joseph17075.0 years
Michael9373.3 years
Frank8574.9 years
Anna8479.7 years
Anthony7775.1 years
Helen7678.4 years
William6976.0 years
Rose5781.6 years
Most common last names in Old Forge, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Salerno2979.4 years
Riviello2673.1 years
Jones1869.9 years
Swanek1777.7 years
Williams1773.4 years
Talerico1682.1 years
Cherundolo1679.0 years
Taroli1678.9 years
Greco1581.4 years
Tedesco1583.0 years
Businesses in Old Forge, PA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Kroger1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets2
CVS1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
GNC1U-Haul1

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  • #5 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • #55 (18518) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #64 (18518) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Italian first ancestries"
  • #80 (18518) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #101 (18518) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Carpatho Rusyn first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • James R. Pagnotti (4)
  • Kenneth T. Jenkins (2)
  • Stew Mitchell (1)
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Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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