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Old Forge, New York - Basic Facts

The Old Forge Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Herkimer County at latitude 43.7064 and longitude -74.9691. Herkimer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,736 feet.

The formal official name is the Old Forge Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Old Forge, New York.

The U5 Census Class Code for Old Forge indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Old Forge Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Old Forge: Oldforge.

Old Forge Census Designated Place, NY Boundary Map


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Old Forge, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 759
Population in Households 759
Population in Familes 580
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 425
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 377
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 228
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 784 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 267 (34.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 110 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 407 (51.9%)
Median Home Value $192,021
Average Home Value $260,674


Median Household Income $60,476
Average Household Income $78,458
Per Capita Income $37,499
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.09% 0.03%
Households 0.38% 0.11%
Families 2.18% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Old Forge, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Old Forge to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 905 24th
Population Density1 # 993 17th
Diversity Index2 # 1098 8th
Median Household Income # 544 54th
Per Capita Income # 371 69th

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