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People

Total Population 1,033
Male Share of the Population 53.3%
Female Share of the Population 46.7%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 411
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 28.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,625
% Above Poverty Level 76.4%
% Below Poverty Level 23.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.5%
Median Gross Rent $492
Median House Value $83,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.6%
US/American 0%
English 12.3%
Irish 17.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Old Fort Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles E of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County McDowell
Standard Zip Codes 28762
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.628
Longitude -82.18

Old Fort Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MARION 2 NW
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
Station MOUNT MITCHELL
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 51 F
Jul Temp 53 to 68 F
Oct Temp 38 to 56 F
Annual Precip 74.5 inches
Station CELO 2 S
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 46 F
Apr Temp 37 to 66 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 68 F
Annual Precip 58.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Black Mountain 8,079 $48,111
Chimney Rock 68 $47,500
Lake Lure 1,409 $72,813
Marion 7,914 $33,912
Montreat 677 $66,974
Spruce Pine 2,444 $47,639

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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