Old Forge is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,894 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Old Forge is the 156th largest community in Pennsylvania.
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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Old Forge who work in sales jobs (14.50%), office and administrative support (11.53%), and healthcare suport services (6.77%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Old Forge telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.13% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The overall crime rate in Old Forge is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
The overall education level of Old Forge is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.39% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Old Forge in 2018 was $32,033, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,132 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 Italian, Polish, Irish, German, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Old Forge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.