Old Fort, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 910 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.5%
 
Males: 515  (56.7%)
Females: 395  (43.3%)
Median resident age:  44.1 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28762.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,567 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Old Fort:

$21,567
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,109 (it was $20,782 in 2000)

Old Fort town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $85,995 (it was $46,400 in 2000)
Old Fort:

$85,995
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $88,945; Detached houses: $109,410; Mobile homes: $36,852

Median gross rent in 2012: $529.

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  • White alone - 746 (82.2%)
  • Black alone - 123 (13.5%)
  • Hispanic - 26 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Old Fort: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (36.4%), Irish (18.0%), German (14.1%), English (5.7%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%), Swedish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1438 feet

Land area: 1.25 square miles.

Population density: 727 people per square mile   (low).

Old Fort,NC real estate house value index trend

Old Fort, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Old Fort:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Old Fort town:

  • Never married: 39.6%
  • Now married: 30.1%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 13.5%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.4%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Old Fort, North Carolina as of March 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Old Fort to the number of sex offenders is 65 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $866 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $391 (0.6%)

Old Fort satellite photo by USGS

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

Old Fort household income distribution Old Fort home values distribution

Crime rates in Old Fort by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2010
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00100000
per 100,000 0.00.0101.40.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 01000230
per 100,000 0.0100.40.00.00.0202.6312.20.0
Assaults 02222000
per 100,000 0.0200.8202.8202.6201.80.00.00.0
Burglaries 2492010991113
per 100,000 2451.5903.62028.41013.2908.2911.91144.61352.8
Thefts 87261132101815
per 100,000 817.2702.82636.91114.53229.11013.21873.01560.9
Auto thefts 10023025
per 100,000 102.10.00.0202.6302.70.0208.1520.3
Arson 01200100
per 100,000 0.0100.4202.80.00.0101.30.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 310.6) 221.1168.3384.3179.3267.8171.9276.2206.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Old Fort detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.26
North Carolina average:

2.37

Old Fort tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-1.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (15%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Old Fort: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Old Fort, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Old Fort 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 the city 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 near the US average (12).
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

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 65.1. This is about average.

City:

65.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 45.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

45.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 13.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.39
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.8%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Old Fort compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Old Fort travel time to work - commute Old Fort mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.92%
Here: 47.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents62.7%12.5%6.9%3.4%2.3%
Congregations38.3%16.8%10.3%5.6%4.7%
NameInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaCatholic Church The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.8%1.5%1.3%5.8%
Congregations4.7%1.9%0.9%1.9%15.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
McDowell County:

2.53 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

6.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
McDowell County:

32.2%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

15.6%
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
Financial Administration 4$11,090$33,2700$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 12$6,024
Police Protection - Officers 7$17,585$30,1460$0
Streets and Highways 4$8,085$24,2550$0
Solid Waste Management 3$7,381$29,5240$0
Sewerage 3$8,359$33,4360$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,205$38,4600$0
Water Supply 3$8,272$33,0880$0
Totals for Government 25$63,977$30,70912$6,024

Old Fort government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $643,000 ($706.59)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $307,000 ($337.36)
    Sewerage: $258,000 ($283.52)
    Central Staff Services: $205,000 ($225.27)
    Regular Highways: $196,000 ($215.38)
    Water Utilities: $110,000 ($120.88)
    Parks & Recreation: $85,000 ($93.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000 ($37.36)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($8.79)
    Housing & Community Development: $3,000 ($3.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $68,000 ($74.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $87,000 ($95.60)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($39.56)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($24.18)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $373,000 ($409.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Old Fort government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $329,000 ($361.54)
    All Other: $55,000 ($60.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($7.69)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $161,000 ($176.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $144,000 ($158.24)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($10.99)
    Rents: $3,000 ($3.30)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($1.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $141,000 ($154.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $526,000 ($578.02)
    General Support: $146,000 ($160.44)
    Highways: $37,000 ($40.66)
    Housing & Community Development: $4,000 ($4.40)
  • Tax - Property: $345,000 ($379.12)
    NEC: $9,000 ($9.89)

Old Fort government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,130,000 ($1241.76)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,115,000 ($1225.27)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $15,000 ($16.48)

Old Fort government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $497,000 ($546.15)

4.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Buncombe County, NC  0.83% ($31,008 average AGI)
from Burke County, NC  0.58% ($27,517)
from Rutherford County, NC  0.13% ($26,300)


4.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,586 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.34%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Buncombe County, NC  0.72% ($29,296 average AGI)
to Burke County, NC  0.52% ($29,872)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.17% ($39,077)

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:

Jun 29, 2000 08:15 PM, Rp-1100, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 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, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • LINDLEY TOWER, 88 Shooting Star Drive (Lat: 35.625694 Lon: -82.187000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.6 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WNPT264
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.130 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/29/2004, Expiration Date: 07/07/2014
    Registrant: Asheville Communications Inc., 34 Orchard Street, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: (828) 251-1243, Fax: (828) 252-2293, Email:
  • Crooked Creek Fire House Nc 9 Rt 2 Box 171 (Lat: 35.500667 Lon: -82.173722), Call Sign: KNAR443, Licensee ID: L00018941
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.875 MHz, 155.040 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/31/1996, Expiration Date: 02/08/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/15/2001
    Registrant: County Of Mc Dowell, Marion, NC 28752, Phone: (704) 652-7121
  • Town Hall 110 S Catawba Ave (Lat: 35.625667 Lon: -82.181222), Call Sign: WOA22
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.970 MHz, 155.970 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/15/2012, Expiration Date: 07/13/2022
    Registrant: Asheville Communications Inc., 34 Orchard St., Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: (828) 251-1243, Fax: (828) 252-2293, Email:
  • Lat: 35.657306 Lon: -82.250778, Call Sign: WPYK556
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.300 MHz, 456.325 MHz, 456.400 MHz, 456.500 MHz, 456.725 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/27/2003, Expiration Date: 08/27/2013, Certifier: Hansel Halverson
    Registrant: Communications Service Inc., 216 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: (828) 254-1947, Fax: (828) 253-2730

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 35.607611 Lon: -82.199278, Call Sign: KC25108, Licensee ID: L00002262
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.700 MHz, 161.730 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/07/1991, Expiration Date: 12/01/2019
    Registrant: Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc., 2625 S Memorial Dr, Suite A, Tulsa, OK 74129-2623
  • Wildcat Mountain (Lat: 35.607611 Lon: -82.199278), Structure height: 32 m, Call Sign: KPL521, Licensee ID: L00002262
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.550 MHz, 450.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/07/1991, Expiration Date: 12/01/2019
    Registrant: Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc., 2625 S Memorial Dr, Suite A, Tulsa, OK 74129-2623

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 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, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3804S , Serial Number: 17251004, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 12/11/1963
    Registrant (Individual): John L Knighten, Po Box 1629, Old Fort, NC 28762

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Old Fort

See full 2006 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
Businesses in Old Fort, NC
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1True Value1
McDonald's1U-Haul1
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