Old Forge (zip 18518), Pennsylvania 

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Population

7,873

-2.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

8.1%

Median Income

$51,135

Median Home Price

$156,900

Median Age

48.4

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.7

summer / winter


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Best Places to Live in Old Forge (zip 18518), Pennsylvania

Small-industrial-city complex - Northeastern Pennsylvania, 40 miles from New York–New Jersey border. August, June and July are the most pleasant months in the 18518 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
Zip Codes: Old Forge (zip 18518)
Cost of Living: -16.5% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 930 ft above sea level

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Old Forge, Pa Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pros
Nearby recreation
Cost of living
Historic interest
Cons
Economy
Isolation
Arts & culture

What Bert Has To Say About Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area

The Scranton area is gaining some ground as a gateway to the Pocono Mountains, a recreational area to the north and east with skiing and watersports. Local museums focusing on industrial heritage, such as the Anthracite Complex and the Steamtown National Historic Site, are excellent models of working historic preservation and education. The location is isolated from big-city amenities and services. There is talk of reviving commuter rail passenger service into New Jersey, which could give the area a big boost as a residential area and base for telecommuters and small business. It will take some time, but perhaps the low cost of living and strategic location relative to major eastern markets will bring the area a long-awaited economic resurgence.


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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Old Forge (zip 18518) is 8.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Old Forge (zip 18518) jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Old Forge (zip 18518)'s cost of living is 16.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Old Forge (zip 18518)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in the 18518 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Lackawanna county remained moderately Democratic, 53.6% to 45.2%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Old Forge (zip 18518)'s population is 7,873 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 2.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Old Forge (zip 18518) is Real Estate: $156,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.7%.

SCHOOLS
Old Forge (zip 18518) public schools spend $13,153 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.4 students per teacher in Old Forge (zip 18518). More Education



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Housing Market in Old Forge

It's a good time to buy in Old Forge. Home Appreciation is up 25.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Old Forge is $156,900.
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