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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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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.
5% of Old Fort residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Old Fort, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $254. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $700.
Libraries in Old Fort include Old Fort Branch Library ... View libraries
McDowell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Old Fort political report.
The average commute time for Old Fort workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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