Old Fort is a tiny town located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 143 people and just one neighborhood, Old Fort is the 802nd largest community in Ohio. Old Fort has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Old Fort is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 79.59% 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 transportation and shipping workers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Old Fort who work in sales jobs (20.41%), office and administrative support (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).
A relatively large number of people in Old Fort telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 20.41% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Old Fort is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Old Fort a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Old Fort has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Old Fort’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Being a small town, Old Fort does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Old Fort is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.61% of adults in Old Fort have a college degree.
The per capita income in Old Fort in 2018 was $13,082, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,328 for a family of four.
Old Fort is a very 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. Old Fort also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.16% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Old Fort include German, English, Irish, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.
The most common language spoken in Old Fort is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and African languages.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Old Fort, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 14.7% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Ohio. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 34.5% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Old Fort are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 53.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.8% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 54.4% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 33.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.7%), and 16.9% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (4.3%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Old Fort, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (34.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (10.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.0%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (4.9%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.7%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (52.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (86.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.