Old Fort is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 911 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Old Fort is the 409th largest community in North Carolina.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Old Fort is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.34% of the Old Fort workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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 (8.10%), office and administrative support (7.87%), and healthcare (7.41%).
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.
In Old Fort, just 11.08% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Old Fort in 2010 was $16,362, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,448 for a family of four. However, Old Fort contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Old Fort is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.