Old Forge, New York

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Population in 2010: 756.
Males: 392  (51.9%)
Females: 364  (48.1%)
Median resident age:

62.1 years
New York median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 13420.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $57,536
Old Forge:

$57,536
NY:

$72,108

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,642

Old Forge CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $107,969
Old Forge:

$107,969
NY:

$338,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $420,836; detached houses: $393,593

Median gross rent in 2019: $606.

March 2019 cost of living index in Old Forge: 96.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.9%
(4.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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Ancestries: German (23.0%), French Canadian (18.0%), European (10.9%), Scotch-Irish (9.8%), American (8.2%), British (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

24 residents are foreign born (2.5% Europe, 2.3% Africa).

This place:

5.0%
New York:

22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,890 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,864 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (44.4 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (137.7 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (205.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Webb, NY (2.1 miles ),
Inlet, NY (3.3 miles ),
Greig, NY (4.1 miles ),
Watson, NY (4.1 miles ),
Lyonsdale, NY (4.2 miles ),
Forestport, NY (4.4 miles ),
Ohio, NY (4.4 miles ),
Lyons Falls, NY (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 43.71 N, Longitude: 74.97 W

Area code: 315

Distribution of median household income in Old Forge, NY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Old Forge, NY in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
New York:

8.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 45.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.9
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.118. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.118
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Old Forge-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 69% 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 35.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 84.3 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 169.6 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 76.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 216.2 miles away from Old Forge center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Herkimer County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 10, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Airports located in Old Forge:

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

  • Utica College (about 46 miles; Utica, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,952)
  • Mohawk Valley Community College (about 46 miles; Utica, NY; FT enrollment: 5,693)
  • Herkimer County Community College (about 47 miles; Herkimer, NY; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • Jefferson Community College (about 52 miles; Watertown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,886)
  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College (about 61 miles; Johnstown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,043)
  • St Lawrence University (about 62 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton (about 63 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 3,411)

Public high school in Old Forge:

See full list of schools located in Old Forge

Library in Old Forge:

  • OLD FORGE LIBRARY (Operating income: $161,021; Location: 220 CROSBY BOULEVARD; 20,857 books; 1 e-books; 726 audio materials; 557 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 33 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Old Forge: Old Forge Camping Resort (A), Old Forge Library (B), Old Forge Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Riverview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Gray Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beaver Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Arts Center Old Forge (Museums; 3260 State Route 28).

Hotels: Blue Spruce Motel (Po Box 604), Best Western Sunset Inn (Route 28).

Herkimer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Old Forge and their reported violations in the past:

KENMORE COTTAGES (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-06-2006), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-06-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-03-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-04-2006), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-04-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
MCCAULEY MTN. (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
NORTH WOODS INN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-04-2006), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-04-2006), St Compliance achieved (NOV-28-2006)
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LITTLE MOOSE LODGE (Population served: 88, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
DAIKERS MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 67 regular monitoring violations
MOUNTAINSIDE (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
NARROWS COTTAGES, THE (Population served: 46, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-14-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-28-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FULTON HOUSE, THE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.0 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

56.1%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Old Forge (2011 data):

  • Community Bank, National Association: Old Forge Branch at 3102 State Route 28, branch established on 1955/04/01. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $6,460.6 mil, Deposits: $4,840.4 mil, headquarters in Canton, NY, positive income, 175 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank System, Inc.
  • Adirondack Bank: Old Forge Branch at 108 Codling Street, branch established on 1990/10/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $580.7 mil, Deposits: $477.2 mil, headquarters in Utica, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Adirondack Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Old Forge:

Marital status in Old Forge, NY
  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in Old Forge:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
New York average:

13.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Old Forge
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Old Forge, NY (based on Herkimer County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic15,42512
Mainline Protestant7,13542
Evangelical Protestant1,46122
Other4505
Orthodox3344
None39,714-
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: 17
Here:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
This county:

3.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Herkimer County:

9.2%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.5%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Herkimer County:

13.7%
New York:

15.6%

4.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
New York average:

4.90%

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 Oneida County, NY  1.91% ($37,702 average AGI)
from Otsego County, NY  0.31% ($38,227)
from Fulton County, NY  0.27% ($29,422)


5.08% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
New York average:

5.85%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Oneida County, NY  1.87% ($39,811 average AGI)
to Otsego County, NY  0.30% ($31,556)
to Fulton County, NY  0.23% ($32,582)
Businesses in Old Forge, NY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
FedEx2True Value1

Strongest AM radio stations in Old Forge:

  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WADR (1480 AM; 5 kW; REMSEN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY)
  • WIBX (950 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBRV (900 AM; 1 kW; BOONVILLE, NY)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTLB (1310 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Old Forge:

  • W204BJ (88.7 FM; OLD FORGE, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXLH (91.3 FM; BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXLG (89.9 FM; NORTH CREEK, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRGR (102.3 FM; TUPPER LAKE, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID, INC.)
  • WBDI (106.7 FM; COPENHAGEN, NY; Owner: FORCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WJNY (90.9 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: PUBLIC B/CNG COUNCIL CENTRAL NY, INC)
  • WUCL (93.5 FM; REMSEN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLLG (99.3 FM; LOWVILLE, NY; Owner: THE FLACK BROADCASTING GROUP L.L.C.)
  • WBRV-FM (101.3 FM; BOONVILLE, NY; Owner: THE FLACK BROADCASTING GROUP L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Old Forge:

  • WKTV (Channel 2; UTICA, NY; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION OF NEW YORK LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWTI (Channel 50; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WPBS-TV (Channel 16; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV COUNCIL, INC)
  • Old Forge, New York
  • Fatal accident count14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents16
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:4
  • Fatalities17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents30
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • New York average
  • Fatal accident count12069
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents18191
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2754
  • Fatalities12997
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents29584
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3896
See more detailed statistics of Old Forge fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Old Forge)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Old Forge, NY)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • OLD FORGE, 300 Mccauley Road (Lat: 43.693694 Lon: -74.961194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 22 m, Overall height: 26.8 m, Call Sign: WLW479,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6728.75 MHz, Grant Date: 02/23/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 07/28/2016, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • Flatrock, NY, Flat Rock 5 Mi Sw (Lat: 43.667278 Lon: -75.060722), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WLT50,
    Assigned Frequencies: 943.725 MHz, Grant Date: 02/17/2012, Expiration Date: 04/30/2022, Registrant: New York State Police, 1220 Washington Ave, Bldg 22, Albany, NY 12226-2252, Phone: (518) 457-9466, Fax: (518) 457-5676, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Highland Terrace Road (Lat: 43.721722 Lon: -74.939889), Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: KQZ790,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.090 MHz, Grant Date: 04/02/2019, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Certifier: Kathy M Paskevich, Registrant: Jkl Communications LLC, 142 Avenue C, Williston, VT 05495, Phone: (802) 860-0000, Fax: (802) 860-5037, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Old Forge)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Old Forge, NY
  • 46.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.9%Utility gas
  • 8.5%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Old Forge, NY
  • 46.2%Utility gas
  • 46.2%Electricity
  • 7.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Old Forge compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Old Forge on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (population 500+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
There are 12 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • George Elliott Short, Iii (1)
  • George E. Short, Iii (1)
  • George E. Short (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2021.