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Demographics

People

Total Population1,136
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+468
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married27%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.4%
Median Earnings25+$23,668
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,237
Median Earnings With High School Degree$13,864

Wealth

Median Family Income$28,750
% Above Poverty Level71.4%
% Below Poverty Level28.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.6%
Median Gross Rent$533
Median House Value$73,000

Ancestry

Irish18.3%
German17.6%
English17.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.7%
French Except Basque1.8%
Canadian1.5%
Italian1.3%
Swedish1.2%
Welsh1.1%
Scottish1.1%
Polish0.4%
Greek0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
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Old Fort Almanac

CategoryValue
County McDowell County
Standard Zip Codes28762
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.63
Approximate Longitude-82.17

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)

StationMARION 2 NW
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp44 to 69 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 69 F
Annual Precip54 inches
StationMOUNT MITCHELL
Distance10.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 51 F
Jul Temp53 to 68 F
Oct Temp38 to 56 F
Annual Precip74.5 inches
StationCELO 2 S
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp22 to 46 F
Apr Temp37 to 66 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 68 F
Annual Precip58.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Black Mountain8,168$50,889
Chimney Rock98$31,875
Lake Lure1,363$75,875
Marion7,873$38,717
Montreat521$91,250
Spruce Pine2,211$45,227

Old Fort Public Schools

Old Fort Elementary
128 Mauney Avenue
ZIP: 28762
(828) 668-7646
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
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