Old Forge, PA
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Old Forge is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,048 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Old Forge is the 156th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Old Forge was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Old Forge is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Old Forge is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Old Forge who work in office and administrative support (13.07%), sales jobs (12.94%), and management occupations (8.76%).

Also of interest is that Old Forge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Overall, Old Forge’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

The population of Old Forge overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Old Forge, 24.37% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Old Forge in 2010 was $27,347, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,388 for a family of four. However, Old Forge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Old Forge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Old Forge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Old Forge include Polish, Irish, German, and Welsh.

The most common language spoken in Old Forge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Laotian.

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