Old Forge, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 7,937 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.8%
 
Males: 3,906  (49.2%)
Females: 4,031  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

48.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 18518.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,103 (it was $35,090 in 2000)
Old Forge:

$50,103
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,183 (it was $19,228 in 2000)

Old Forge borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $153,604 (it was $91,400 in 2000)
Old Forge:

$153,604
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $172,927; detached houses: $181,763; townhouses or other attached units: $166,980; in 2-unit structures: $111,668; mobile homes: $22,620

Median gross rent in 2017: $745.

March 2019 cost of living index in Old Forge: 94.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.8%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.2% for Black residents, 61.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Old Forge, PA (2010)
    • 7,89695.0%White alone
    • 2342.8%Hispanic
    • 670.8%Black alone
    • 560.7%Asian alone
    • 510.6%Two or more races
    • 40.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.04%Other race alone
    • 20.02%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Old Forge, Pennsylvania as of August 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Old Forge is 4,086 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Old Forge by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.6)
1
(12.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(11.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.7)
0
(0.0)
6
(72.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(62.5)
3
(37.7)
1
(12.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
23
(268.5)
12
(140.5)
16
(187.8)
17
(200.1)
5
(58.7)
3
(36.0)
3
(36.1)
1
(12.1)
5
(61.0)
8
(100.1)
6
(75.5)
7
(88.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
14
(163.4)
1
(11.7)
2
(23.5)
4
(47.1)
20
(234.6)
33
(395.7)
19
(228.5)
7
(84.8)
16
(195.3)
21
(262.6)
14
(176.1)
12
(152.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
47
(548.7)
13
(152.2)
20
(234.7)
39
(459.0)
60
(703.8)
73
(875.3)
88
(1,058)
20
(242.3)
23
(280.8)
82
(1,026)
59
(742.2)
55
(697.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(128.4)
3
(35.1)
7
(82.1)
0
(0.0)
5
(58.7)
1
(12.0)
7
(84.2)
8
(96.9)
1
(12.2)
3
(37.5)
5
(62.9)
5
(63.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.8)
0
(0.0)
7
(83.9)
3
(36.1)
1
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)100.937.855.261.764.570.993.950.038.1101.283.575.3

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Crime rate in Old Forge detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.63
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: Italian (33.8%), Polish (13.8%), Irish (13.3%), American (9.9%), German (5.9%), Russian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/28/1899

Elevation: 740 feet

Land area: 3.45 square miles.

Population density: 2,298 people per square mile   (low).

Old Forge, Pennsylvania map

111 residents are foreign born

This borough:

1.4%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,075 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,594 (1.9%)

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: -2,141 (-26.5%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 560 (14.4%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Distribution of median household income in Old Forge, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Old Forge, PA in 2017

Property values in Old Forge, PA

Old Forge satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Old Forge, PA
Historical housing units in Old Forge, PA
Most common industries in Old Forge, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Construction (3.7%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
  • Truck transportation (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.9%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Apparel (3.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Old Forge, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Registered nurses (6.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)

Average climate in Old Forge, Pennsylvania

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Old Forge, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.3. This is about average.

City:

72.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.71. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.71
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.151. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.151
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.69
U.S.:

8.46

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 Old Forge 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 (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Old Forge topographic map

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 school in Old Forge:

  • OLD FORGE JSHS (Students: 472, Location: 300 MARION ST, Grades: 7-12)

Private high school in Old Forge:

  • TRIBORO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 61, Location: 100 S MAIN ST, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Old Forge:

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Points of interest:

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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

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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Old Forge:

Marital status in Old Forge, PA
  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 49.0%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

For population 25 years and over in Old Forge:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Old Forge
Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic96,14058
Mainline Protestant18,72872
Evangelical Protestant11,04758
Other4,71013
Orthodox2,52615
Black Protestant5692
None80,717-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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.
Pennsylvania:

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.
Pennsylvania:

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

9.32 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lackawanna County:

9.2%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lackawanna County:

25.3%
State:

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

9.7%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.3%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.6%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Old Forge:

18.5%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Old Forge:

9.9%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Old Forge:

34.5%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Old Forge:

58.6%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Old Forge:

77.2%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Old Forge, PA Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 10$71,539$85,84715$33,436
Water Supply 6$39,362$78,7240$0
Financial Administration 6$47,104$94,2080$0
Streets and Highways 6$39,362$78,7240$0
Sewerage 6$41,399$82,7980$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 34$238,766$84,27015$33,436

Old Forge government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $786,000 ($99.03)
    General - Other: $593,000 ($74.71)
    Regular Highways: $433,000 ($54.55)
    Police Protection: $407,000 ($51.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $348,000 ($43.85)
    Central Staff Services: $192,000 ($24.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $171,000 ($21.54)
    Financial Administration: $113,000 ($14.24)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $32,000 ($4.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $31,000 ($3.91)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $894,000 ($112.64)

Old Forge government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,230,000 ($154.97)
    Other: $108,000 ($13.61)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.25)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $23,000 ($2.90)
    Sale of Property: $21,000 ($2.65)
    General Revenue - Other: $13,000 ($1.64)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($0.63)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($0.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $451,000 ($56.82)
    Highways: $195,000 ($24.57)
    General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($0.25)
  • Tax - Property: $1,011,000 ($127.38)
    Individual Income: $778,000 ($98.02)
    Public Utility License: $106,000 ($13.36)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $76,000 ($9.58)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,000 ($0.76)

Old Forge government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,330,000 ($167.57)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $905,000 ($114.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $425,000 ($53.55)

Old Forge government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $209,000 ($26.33)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,313,000 ($165.43)

3.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,490 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.53%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Luzerne County, PA  0.60% ($42,725 average AGI)
from Wayne County, PA  0.35% ($40,097)
from Susquehanna County, PA  0.18% ($35,608)


4.20% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,949 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.20%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($283 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.64% ($34,949 average AGI)
to Wayne County, PA  0.26% ($41,179)
to Wyoming County, PA  0.17% ($35,993)
Businesses in Old Forge, PA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Kroger1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets2
CVS1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
GNC1U-Haul1

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)
Old Forge fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Old Forge fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 20.2mTotal length
  • $1,934,000Total costs
  • 62,657Total average daily traffic
  • 7,706Total average daily truck traffic
  • 89,283Total future (year 2014) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Old Forge)

FCC Registered Broadcast 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, 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: 10/31/2016, Expiration Date: 08/22/2026, 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:

13 (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 in Old Forge, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Old Forge, PA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 19. The highest number of fire incidents - 47 took place in 2015, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Old Forge, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (50.4%), and Outside Fires (32.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Old Forge, PA
    • 13750.4%Structure Fires
    • 8932.7%Outside Fires
    • 3713.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 93.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Old Forge, PA
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Old Forge, PA
  • 67.8%Utility gas
  • 15.2%Electricity
  • 11.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Old Forge, PA
  • 69.7%Utility gas
  • 19.2%Electricity
  • 8.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Old Forge on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 (18518) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #75 (18518) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
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