Old Fort, NC 28762 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28762: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Old Fort, NC 28762

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 164
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,308
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: McDowell County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.63, Longitude -82.158
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Old Fort, NC 28762 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,276
Population in Households 7,210
Population in Familes 5,994
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density1 66
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 3,007
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,096
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,583 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,293 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 714 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 576 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $117,117
Average Home Value $144,003


Median Household Income $35,552
Average Household Income $48,197
Per Capita Income $20,129
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 0.78%
Households 0.88% 0.69%
Families 0.75% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Old Fort, NC 28762 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28762 to the other 775 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 375 52nd
Population Density1 # 554 29th
Diversity Index2 # 688 11th
Median Household Income # 597 23rd
Per Capita Income # 541 30th

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