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Old Fort is a town in McDowell County.

The community was named for a post built in the 1770s to protect settlers from Cherokee raids

The latitude of Old Fort is 35.628N. The longitude is -82.18W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,440 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 972.


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Median household income
Local
$25,000
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Old Fort demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Catawba Vale
Local festivals include:
  • Octoberfest - Oct. 5-7, 2007
  • Pioneer Day - April 28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Old Fort web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Mountain Gateway Museum, Old Fort Railroad Museum

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Old Fort
McDowell County
North Carolina
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Sections below provide additional information and links about Old Fort demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McDowell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28762 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Old Fort residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Old Fort ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Old Fort was $20,782, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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5% of Old Fort residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Old Fort, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $254.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $700.


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Libraries in Old Fort include Old Fort Branch Library ... View libraries

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McDowell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Old Fort political report.

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The average commute time for Old Fort workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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