Old Forge, PA Population

Population: 8,798. Estimated population in July 2020: 8,558 (-2.7% change)
Males: 4,063 (46.2%), Females: 4,735 (53.8%)

Zip code: 18518

Median resident age: 43.1 years
Median household income: $35,090
Median house value: $95,800

Races in Old Forge:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.8%)

Ancestries: Italian (42.3%), Polish (26.2%), Irish (15.4%), German (9.1%), Welsh (5.8%), Russian (5.6%).

Land area: 3.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Old Forge

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Old Forge borough

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -83 (-0.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Old Forge:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Old Forge:

  • WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL (about 3 miles; WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA; Abbreviation: AVP)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 54 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: ABE)
  • GREATER BINGHAMTON/EDWIN A LINK FIELD (about 60 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; Abbreviation: BGM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Old Forge:

  • WILKES-BARRE WYOMING VALLEY (about 10 miles; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Abbreviation: WBW)
  • SEAMANS FIELD (about 15 miles; FACTORYVILLE, PA; Abbreviation: 9N3)
  • SKYHAVEN (about 17 miles; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Abbreviation: 76N)

Colleges and Universities

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

  • UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON (about 7 miles; SCRANTON, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,093)
  • MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; SCRANTON, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,438)
  • LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; NANTICOKE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,582)
  • EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 46 miles; EAST STROUDSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,985)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,145)
  • SUNY AT BINGHAMTON (about 52 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; Full-time enrollment: 11,498)

Schools

Public high school in Old Forge:

  • OLD FORGE JSHS (Students: 471; Grades: 07 – 12)
Private high school in Old Forge:

  • TRIBORO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 75; Location: 100 SOUTH MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Old Forge:

  • OLD FORGE EL SCH (Students: 503; Grades: KG – 06)

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