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Old Forge is a borough in Lackawanna County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community was named for a forge built by Dr. William Hooker Smith
The latitude of Old Forge is 41.371N. The longitude is -75.735W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 738 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,603.
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7% of Old Forge residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Old Forge ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Old Forge was $19,228, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Old Forge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Old Forge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $378. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $944.
Lackawanna County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Old Forge political report.
The average commute time for Old Forge workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Old Forge, PAPros: The people and the Pizza/Food
Cons: The Dump overlooking the town
This is a good place to eat and listen to the people
General info: The down valley's best town.See all 2 reviews for Old Forge
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