Old Fort is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 919 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Old Fort is the 409th largest community in North Carolina.
Old Fort is a blue-collar town, with 45.99% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Old Fort is a town of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Old Fort who work in food service (13.38%), healthcare suport services (10.22%), and healthcare (7.54%).
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Old Fort has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Old Fort a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Old Fort is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Old Fort ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 4.13% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Old Fort in 2010 was $18,491, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,964 for a family of four. Old Fort also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.56% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Old Fort is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Old Fort home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Old Fort residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Old Fort include English, German, Irish, European, and French.
The most common language spoken in Old Fort is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.