Old Fort, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 915 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.0%
 
Males: 415  (45.4%)
Females: 500  (54.6%)
Median resident age:

40.7 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28762.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $27,847 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Old Fort:

$27,847
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,516 (it was $20,782 in 2000)

Old Fort town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $76,455 (it was $46,400 in 2000)
Old Fort:

$76,455
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $129,199; detached houses: $170,600; mobile homes: $41,814

Median gross rent in 2017: $538.

March 2019 cost of living index in Old Fort: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 30.4%
(31.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Old Fort, NC (2010)
    • 74682.2%White alone
    • 12313.5%Black alone
    • 262.9%Hispanic
    • 80.9%Two or more races
    • 30.3%Asian alone
    • 10.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Other race alone

Races in Old Fort detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Old Fort, North Carolina as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Old Fort is 89 to 1.


Crime rates in Old Fort by year

Type

2005

2006

2008

2010

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(202.6)
3
(312.2)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(201.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(908.2)
9
(911.9)
11
(1,145)
13
(1,353)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
32
(3,229)
10
(1,013)
18
(1,873)
15
(1,561)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(302.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(208.1)
5
(520.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(101.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)257.3165.1265.3198.8

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City-data.com crime index in Old Fort, NC

Crime rate in Old Fort detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.37
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: English (26.1%), American (18.5%), German (13.8%), Irish (11.3%), European (4.4%), French (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1438 feet

Land area: 1.25 square miles.

Population density: 731 people per square mile   (low).

Old Fort, North Carolina map

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,204 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $387 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (21.5 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (81.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (488.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Montreat, NC (2.6 miles ),
Black Mountain, NC (2.9 miles ),
West Marion, NC (3.0 miles ),
Marion, NC (3.2 miles ),
Swannanoa, NC (3.4 miles ),
Lake Lure, NC (3.6 miles ),
Chimney Rock, NC (3.7 miles),
Gerton, NC (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 35.63 N, Longitude: 82.18 W

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Old Fort, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Old Fort, NC in 2017
Old Fort satellite photo by USGS

Old Fort tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Old Fort, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (21.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (9.3%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Apparel (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (20.3%)
  • Construction (15.0%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (11.5%)
  • Wood products (4.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
  • Apparel (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (22.1%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Apparel (8.7%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
Most common occupations in Old Fort, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Carpenters (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.6%)
  • Carpenters (6.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Electricians (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (15.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Child care workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Old Fort, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.5. This is about average.

City:

64.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 42.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

42.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.19. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.19
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Old Fort-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.1 miles away from the Old Fort town center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 35.5 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Old Fort-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 122.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 100.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 203.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 210.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 106.3 miles away from Old Fort center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 109.6 miles away from Old Fort center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McDowell County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Old Fort topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Old Fort:

  • MOUNTAIN RIDGE WELLNESS CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC)
  • BLACK MOUNTAIN NEURO-MEDICAL TREATMENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC)
  • HIGHLAND FARMS INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC)
  • ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT CENTER (Hospital, about 10 miles away; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC)
  • JULIAN F KEITH ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE TX (Hospital, about 10 miles away; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC)
  • HOSPICE OF MCDOWELL CO, INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MARION, NC)
  • BLUE RIDGE HOMES-SWANNANOA (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SWANNANOA, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Old Fort:

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 22 miles; Asheville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,992)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 22 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 26 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 29 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 40 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • North Greenville University (about 41 miles; Tigerville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 43 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)

Public elementary/middle school in Old Fort:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • medical center in Old Fort: Family Care IMS: http://www.familycaremed.com

Points of interest:

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Tourist attraction: Mountain Gateway Museum Service Center (Catawba Avenue & Wat).

McDowell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Old Fort and their reported violations in the past:

SAMIRS #5 (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
STUCKEY`S NO 203 (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LIVING WATERS TABERNACLE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MOUNT HEBRON WESLEYAN CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SUWS OF THE CAROLINAS (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SUNNY VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SUWS OF CAROLINAS AT WOLF CREEK (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Old Fort that have no violations reported:

  • OLD FORT GOLF COURSE (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SALEM FWB CHURCH (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

60.3%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.9%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Old Fort (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Old Fort Branch at 106 East Main Street, branch established on 1943/03/19. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Old Fort:

Marital status in Old Fort, NC
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 38.7%
  • Separated: 7.1%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Old Fort:

  • High school or higher: 76.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.8
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Old Fort
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Old Fort, NC (based on McDowell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,65478
Mainline Protestant2,40623
Catholic4601
Other4262
Black Protestant4203
None25,823-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
This county:

2.53 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Here:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
This county:

6.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
This county:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.2%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
McDowell County:

13.2%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Old Fort:

46.5%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Old Fort:

41.3%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.5
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

26.3%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

16.7%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Old Fort:

37.3%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Old Fort:

48.9%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Old Fort:

76.9%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Old Fort, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 7$17,585$30,1460$0
Streets and Highways 4$8,085$24,2550$0
Financial Administration 4$11,090$33,2700$0
Solid Waste Management 3$7,381$29,5240$0
Sewerage 3$8,359$33,4360$0
Water Supply 3$8,272$33,0880$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,205$38,4600$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 12$6,024
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 25$63,977$30,70912$6,024

Old Fort government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $275,000 ($300.55)
    Police Protection: $208,000 ($227.32)
    Water Utilities: $185,000 ($202.19)
    Financial Administration: $162,000 ($177.05)
    Sewerage: $128,000 ($139.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($27.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $43,000 ($46.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $10,000 ($10.93)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($6.56)

Old Fort government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $197,000 ($215.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($8.74)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($1.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($3.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $15,000 ($16.39)
    Sale of Property: $7,000 ($7.65)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($3.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $197,000 ($215.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $295,000 ($322.40)
    Highways: $30,000 ($32.79)
  • Tax - Property: $354,000 ($386.89)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $135,000 ($147.54)
    Other License: $3,000 ($3.28)

Old Fort government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $931,000 ($1017.49)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $908,000 ($992.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,000 ($25.14)

5.14% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,465 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Buncombe County, NC  1.11% ($37,186 average AGI)
from Burke County, NC  0.78% ($29,336)
from Yancey County, NC  0.18% ($21,321)


4.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,020 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Burke County, NC  0.87% ($31,415 average AGI)
to Buncombe County, NC  0.77% ($39,167)
to Rutherford County, NC  0.21% ($27,594)
Businesses in Old Fort, NC
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1True Value1
McDonald's1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Old Fort:

  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBRM (1250 AM; 5 kW; MARION, NC; Owner: WBRM, INC.)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WKYK (940 AM; 5 kW; BURNSVILLE, NC; Owner: MARK MEDIA, INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Old Fort:

  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W249AR (97.7 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Old Fort:

  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • W52BA (Channel 52; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W43AU (Channel 43; MARION, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W35AV (Channel 35; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WAEN-LP (Channel 64; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • W27AX (Channel 27; LAKE LURE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Old Fort fatal accident list:

May 22, 2009 06:44 PM, I-40, Lat: 35.623133, Lon: -82.179300, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 6, 2007 08:29 PM, I-40, Lat: 35.630361, Lon: -82.170256, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Jun 29, 2000 08:15 PM, Rp-1100, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 10, 1995 06:52 PM, Us70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 23, 1978 01:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 57Number of bridges
  • 394ft / 120mTotal length
  • 282,610Total average daily traffic
  • 53,119Total average daily truck traffic
  • 371,605Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Old Fort, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 31940-1949
  • 121950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 171990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Old Fort, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Old Fort)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Old Fort, NC)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • CR03AW056, 33 Eula Parker Rd (Lat: 35.606500 Lon: -82.201000), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 47.2 m, Call Sign: WQQU861,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/07/2013, Expiration Date: 03/07/2023, Cancellation Date: 08/20/2014, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • CR03AW056, 33 Eula Park Rd (Lat: 35.606500 Lon: -82.201000), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQVD350,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/07/2015, Expiration Date: 01/07/2025, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • 5AS0851D, Catauba River (Lat: 35.607611 Lon: -82.199278), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQWG446,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/14/2015, Expiration Date: 08/14/2025, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • 5AS0852A, 94 Shooting Star Ln. (Lat: 35.626111 Lon: -82.187222), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 82.2 m, Call Sign: WQWG447,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/14/2015, Expiration Date: 08/14/2025, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Old Fort)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 1-26A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 58 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 126ER , Serial Number: 4, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 04/07/1999, Certificate Issue Date: 05/15/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Martin Lowell Hobbs, 76 Spruce Dr, Old Fort, NC 28762
  • Aircraft: PATRICK M RAY JUST ACFT HIGHLANDER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 946PR , Serial Number: JA267-05-12, Year manufactured: 2013, Airworthiness Date: 11/23/2013, Certificate Issue Date: 04/23/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Patrick M Ray, 25 Janice Way, Old Fort, NC 28762

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 47. The highest number of fire incidents - 83 took place in 2018, and the least - 4 in 2009. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Old Fort, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (52.9%), and Outside Fires (31.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Old Fort, NC
    • 34952.9%Structure Fires
    • 20531.1%Outside Fires
    • 8813.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 182.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Old Fort, NC
Most common first names in Old Fort, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5272.4 years
William5071.4 years
Mary3974.4 years
John3673.2 years
Robert3676.1 years
George2775.5 years
Charles2771.1 years
Paul1877.8 years
Joseph1577.8 years
Clarence1573.7 years
Most common last names in Old Fort, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis4375.8 years
Lytle3673.0 years
Allison3579.3 years
Brown2573.2 years
Smith2476.4 years
Moore2472.2 years
Walker2175.7 years
Johnson2069.2 years
Burgin1975.5 years
Lewis1874.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Old Fort, NC
  • 80.6%Electricity
  • 6.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.1%Utility gas
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Old Fort, NC
  • 87.4%Electricity
  • 9.5%Wood
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Old Fort compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 5 other airmen in this city.
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