Old Forge, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Old Forge, New York - Basic Facts

The Old Forge Census Designated Place had a population of 750 as of July 1, 2015. Old Forge ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Old Forge is located at latitude 43.7064 and longitude -74.9691 in Herkimer County. 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. Herkimer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,736 feet.

The Old Forge Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Old Forge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 750
Population in Households 750
Population in Familes 575
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 420
Diversity Index2 9
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 374
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 227
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 783 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 264 (33.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 110 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 409 (52.2%)
Median Home Value $194,565
Average Home Value $261,269
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,453
Average Household Income $79,138
Per Capita Income $37,851
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.08%
Households 0.15% 0.0%
Families 1.68% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 908 24th
Population Density1 # 996 16th
Diversity Index2 # 1060 11th
Median Household Income # 571 52nd
Per Capita Income # 366 69th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.