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. Old Forge has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Old Forge is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Old Forge is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Old Forge who work in sales jobs (14.18%), office and administrative support (13.32%), and management occupations (7.37%).
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.
Old Forge’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
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, 22.36% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Old Forge in 2010 was $26,071, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,284 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.