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Old Fort, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Old Fort had a population of 908 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Old Fort is located at latitude 35.6303 and longitude -82.178 in McDowell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Old Fort (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,437 feet.

The Town of Old Fort (GNIS ID: 2407044) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Old Fort is located within Township of Old Fort, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDowell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Old Fort population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Old Fort: Catawba Vale.

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Old Fort, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 908
Daytime Population: Workers 1,101
Daytime Population: Residents 549
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,650
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.82
Population in Households 908
Population in Familes 706
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 744
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $26,864
Average Household Income $40,575
Per Capita Income $18,303


Total Housing Units 493 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 273 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $90,064
Average Home Value $106,960


Total Households 417
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 253
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% 0.15%
Households -0.13% 0.0%
Families -0.05% -0.16%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Old Fort, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Old Fort to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 451 39th
Population Density # 336 55th
Diversity Index # 479 35th
Median Household Income # 695 6th
Per Capita Income # 613 17th

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