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 725 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Old Forge: Oldforge.

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Old Forge, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 725
Daytime Population: Workers 1,338
Daytime Population: Residents 317
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,655
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.28
Population in Households 725
Population in Familes 553
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 406
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $53,457
Average Household Income $67,286
Per Capita Income $32,136


Total Housing Units 778 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 252 (32.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 419 (53.9%)
Median Home Value $342,045
Average Home Value $431,175


Total Households 359
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 216
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.58% -0.84%
Households -0.45% -0.79%
Families 0.52% -0.94%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

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, 2017 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 # 911 24th
Population Density # 1005 16th
Diversity Index # 1066 11th
Median Household Income # 748 38th
Per Capita Income # 576 52nd

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