Old Fort, North Carolina Population 2024

822

Old Fort is a city located in McDowell County North Carolina. Old Fort has a 2024 population of 822. Old Fort is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually and its population has increased by 1.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 812 in 2020.

The average household income in Old Fort is $49,427 with a poverty rate of 15.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Old Fort is 52.4 years, 46.8 years for males, and 55.2 years for females.

Old Fort Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Old Fort was:

  • White: 88.15%
  • Two or more races: 6.08%
  • Black or African American: 4.26%
  • Native American: 1.52%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
673.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.23% (10)
The current population of Old Fort, North Carolina is 822 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 812.

Old Fort, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White58088.15%
Two or more races406.08%
Black or African American284.26%
Native American101.52%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Old Fort Population by Race

Old Fort Population Pyramid 2024

Old Fort Median Age

52.4

Total

46.8

Male

55.2

Female

Old Fort Adults

There are 551 adults, (206 of whom are seniors) in Old Fort.

Old Fort Age Dependency

90.7

Age Dependency Ratio

59.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Old Fort Sex Ratio

Female36255.02%
Male29644.98%

Old Fort Population by Age

Old Fort Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3311.9557.442.6
Married1322.7376.523.5
Non Family1281.0543.856.3
Female612.237.762.3
Male101.61000
showing: 5 rows

2.51

Average Family Size

1.95

Average Household Size

57.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Old Fort Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Old Fort Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Old Fort Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 36.84%.

Old Fort Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,250

Average Earnings

$40,500

Average Male

$35,583

Average Female

Old Fort Earnings by Educational Attainment

Old Fort Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Old Fort Language

99.53% of Old Fort residents speak only English, while 0.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.47% of the population.

Old Fort Language

Old Fort Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5808514.66%
Native1010100%
Multiple40512.5%
Black28310.71%
showing: 4 rows

15.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.85%

Male Poverty Rate

17.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Old Fort

The race most likely to be in poverty in Old Fort is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Old Fort is Black, with 10.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.76%.

Old Fort Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade61.9%
High School19.42%
Some College14.36%
Bachelors or Greater13.76%
showing: 4 rows

Old Fort Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed4.72%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed1.38%
showing: 4 rows

Old Fort Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Old Fort Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Old Fort Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Old Fort Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Old Fort Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Old Fort Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Old Fort Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

64

Number of Veterans

57

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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Old Fort Veterans by War

count

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Old Fort Veterans by Age

count

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Old Fort Veterans by Race

Old Fort Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

73.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Old Fort Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.4%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Old Fort Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Old Fort Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Old Fort Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.91%

Born in Old Fort

99.39%

Native Born

0.61%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.39% of Old Fort residents were born in the United States, with 69.91% having been born in North Carolina. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Old Fort Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202983220.24%
202883020.24%
202782820.24%
202682620.24%
202582420.24%
202482220.24%
202382020.24%
202281820.25%
202181640.49%
2020812-113-12.22%
201992570.76%
2018918101.1%
201790810.11%
2016907-2-0.22%
201590920.22%
201490710.11%
201390610.11%
2012905-1-0.11%
201190620.22%
2010904
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Old Fort Population by Year