Old Fort, North Carolina Population 2021

938
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Old Fort is a city located in McDowell County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 938, it is the 340th largest city in North Carolina and the 10572nd largest city in the United States . Old Fort is currently growing at a rate of 0.75% annually and its population has increased by 3.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 908 in 2010. Old Fort reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Old Fort has a population density of 768 people per square mile.

The average household income in Old Fort is $43,213 with a poverty rate of 27.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $540 per month, and the median house value is $82,400. The median age in Old Fort is 42.9 years, 26.7 years for males, and 48.4 years for females.

Old Fort Demographics

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

  • White: 91.14%
  • Black or African American: 6.97%
  • Two or more races: 1.89%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Old Fort, North Carolina is 938 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 924.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 908.

Old Fort, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White91591.14%
Black or African American706.97%
Two or More Races191.89%
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Old Fort Population by Race

Old Fort Population Pyramid $2021

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Old Fort Median Age

42.9


Total

26.7


Male

48.4


Female

Old Fort Adults

There are 811 adults, (190 of whom are seniors) in Old Fort.

Old Fort Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Old Fort Sex Ratio

Female

570

56.77%

Male

434

43.23%

Old Fort Population by Age

Old Fort Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Old Fort Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male0%0%
Female36.4%63.6%
Non Family56.1%43.9%
All57.7%42.3%
Married83.8%16.2%

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Old Fort Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4632.1757.7
Non Family1731.2456.1
Female1542.436.4
Married1363.183.8
Male00

2.63

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

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Old Fort Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade476.57%
9th to 12th Grade7410.35%
High School Graduate25936.22%
Some College20528.67%
Associates Degree8311.61%
Bachelors Degree385.31%
Graduate Degree91.26%
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Old Fort Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Old Fort Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White65854847
Black5446
2+ Races3

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 85.19%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 7.14%.

Old Fort Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,995$41,750$25,395
Less Than 9th Grade$15,662$$
High School Graduate$$57,596$12,875
Some College$27,171$35,208$27,070
Bachelors Degree$53,750$62,727$33,250
Graduate Degree$50,938$$

$26,995

Average Earnings

$41,750

Average Male

$25,395

Average Female

Old Fort Earnings by Educational Attainment

Old Fort Language by Age

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Old Fort Language

99.68% of Old Fort residents speak only English, while 0.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.32% of the population.

Old Fort Language

Old Fort Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White91527630.16%
Multiple19315.79%

27.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.03%

Male Poverty Rate

26.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Old Fort

The race most likely to be in poverty in Old Fort is White, with 30.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Old Fort is Multiple, with 15.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.69%.

Old Fort Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.63%
High School25.10%
Some College17.01%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Old Fort Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed57.14%
Female Employed26.14%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed7.14%

Old Fort Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Old Fort Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$28,125$43,213
Families$32,000$50,608
Married Families$64,688-
Non Families$25,292$28,831
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Income by Household Type

Old Fort Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

32.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Old Fort Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Old Fort Marital Status by Race

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Old Fort Marital Status

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61

Number of Veterans

53

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam22
World War II7
First Gulf War5
Korea
Second Gulf War

Old Fort Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+20
35 to 5418
65 to 7416
55 to 647
18 to 34

Old Fort Veterans by Age

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Old Fort Veterans by Race

Old Fort Veterans by Education

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16.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Old Fort Veterans by Education

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55.9%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

Old Fort Employment by Age

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Old Fort Employment by Race

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Old Fort Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.88%

Born in Old Fort

99.10%

Native Born

0.90%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.10% of Old Fort residents were born in the United States, with 80.88% having been born in North Carolina. 0.00% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202193870.75%
202093170.76%
201992470.76%
201891770.77%
201791020.22%
2016908-3-0.33%
201591120.22%
201490910.11%
201390810.11%
2012907-1-0.11%
201190820.22%
20109060.00%

Old Fort Population by Year