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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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Median household income
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$35,090
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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Old Forge is at the junction of Ascension Brook and the Lackawanna River
A labyrinth of mine tunnels runs underneath

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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.

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17% of Old Forge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Old Forge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $378.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $944.


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Lackawanna County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Old Forge political report.

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The average commute time for Old Forge workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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