Old Fort is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 924 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Old Fort is the 409th largest community in North Carolina.
When you are in Old Fort, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 45.99% of Old Fort’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Old Fort is worth considering.
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.
Old Fort ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 4.13% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Old Fort in 2018 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.