Old Forge, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Old Forge, New York - Basic Facts

The Old Forge Census Designated Place had a population of 720 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (GNIS ID: 2631633) 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.

The Old Forge Census Designated Place is located within Town of Webb, a minor civil division (MCD) of Herkimer County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Old Forge: Oldforge.

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Old Forge, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 720
Population in Households 720
Population in Familes 554
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 403
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $53,834
Average Household Income $71,585
Per Capita Income $33,982


Total Housing Units 743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 249 (33.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 389 (52.4%)
Median Home Value $358,974
Average Home Value $426,400


Total Households 354
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 213
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.59% -0.82%
Households -0.57% -0.8%
Families 0.29% -0.96%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   4.53%

Old Forge, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Old Forge to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 913 24th
Population Density # 1006 16th
Diversity Index # 1086 10th
Median Household Income # 787 34th
Per Capita Income # 548 54th

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