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Caswell County, North Carolina (NC)


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County population in 2012: 23,217 (1% urban, 99% rural); it was 23,501 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,093
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,895
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,883
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,202 (it was 1,787 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

33%

Land area: 425 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 55 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Caswell County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.8%), Manufacturing (18.4%), Retail trade (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Caswell County, North Carolina:


Median resident age:  43.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years

Males: 12,074  (50.2%)
Females: 11,645  (49.8%)

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Caswell County,NC real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Caswell County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,030 ($35,018 in 1999)
This county:

$39030
North Carolina:

$43674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $376 (lower quartile is $283, upper quartile is $441)
This county:

$376
State:

$568


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $100,853 (it was $74,300 in 2000)
Caswell County:

$100,853
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,793 - $147,704

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $211,415
Here:

$211,415
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $335,869
Here:

$335,869
State:

$173,323

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $43,373
Here:

$43,373
State:

$158,140

Mobile homes: $73,055
Here:

$73,055
State:

$45,354
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,109
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $258

Institutionalized population: 1,277

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


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Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $697 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $595 (0.7%)


Caswell County household income distribution in 2009 Caswell County home values distribution


Caswell County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 20.9%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.0% for Black residents, 21.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 63.2% for other race residents, 19.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

14.4%
Whole state:

12.3%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

5.7%
Whole state:

5.5%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Caswell County is $421 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $515 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $629 a month.

Cities in this county include: Yanceyville, Milton.

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

2005 air pollution in Caswell County:

Carbon Monoxide: 1 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.085 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.076 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 13.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 30 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.



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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Caswell County: Cherokee Scout Reservation (A), Red House (B), Yarbro (C), Dotmond (D), Cobbs Shop (E), Blanch Prison (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Caswell County include: Griers Church (A), Gwynns Chapel (B), Hebron Church (C), High Rock Church (D), Hyco Church (E), Grace Church (F), Kerrs Chapel (G), Allens Chapel (H), Allred Memorial Tabernacle (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Gilead Cemetery (1), Cooper Cemetery (2), Apple Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Caswell Wildlife Mgmt Area Pond T (A), Caswell Wildlife Mgmt Area Pond O (B), Boy Scout Lake (C), Wildwood Lake (D), Williams Lake (E), Carvers Lake (F), Butler Pond (G), Vinsons Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coy Creek (A), Coneys Creek (B), Byrds Creek (C), Burkes Creek (D), Benton Branch (E), Benaja Creek (F), Bear Branch (G), Wolf Island Creek (H), Whalebone Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Caswell County: Caswell Game Land (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Alamance County , Halifax County, Virginia , Orange County , Pittsylvania County, Virginia , Person County , Rockingham County , Danville city, Virginia .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 786
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 378 (30% naturalized citizens)

Caswell County:

1.6%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 27.2%

Caswell County marital status for males
Caswell County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Caswell County with a mortgage: 2,305 (165 second mortgage, 337 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,618

Here:

58.8% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.96%
Here28.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,572
Total congregations: 47

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristOther
Adherents3,246 (49.4%)2,079 (31.6%)376 (5.7%)362 (5.5%)509 (7.7%)
Congregations14 (29.8%)17 (36.2%)7 (14.9%)3 (6.4%)6 (12.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Caswell County - Yanceyville, Milton

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Caswell County:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Caswell County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.1%
North Carolina:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Caswell County:

14.1%
State:

15.6%


Agriculture in Caswell County:

Average size of farms: 226 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $46,546
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $794.46
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.68%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 45.76%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $39,454
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.07%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.90%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $61,871
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.07%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.80
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.87%
Corn for grain: 514 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1055 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 888 harvested acres
Vegetables: 109 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 26 acres

Tornado activity:

Caswell County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 2.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/7/1998, a tornado injured 2 people and caused $200,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Caswell County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Caswell County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Textile mills and textile products (16%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Caswell County (%):





Caswell County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,578 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,890 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 6 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 116 (1%)
  • Other means: 109 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 188 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Caswell County, North Carolina in 2000:

People in group quarters in Caswell County, North Carolina in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,198.

6.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,606 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
North Carolina average:

8.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.09% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($21,554 average AGI)
2.25% relocated from other states ($13,052 average AGI)
Caswell County:

2.25%
North Carolina average:

4.34%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Alamance County, NC  1.33% ($30,838 average AGI)
from Danville city, VA  0.76% ($32,050)
from Rockingham County, NC  0.57% ($30,356)
from Person County, NC  0.53% ($25,381)
from Guilford County, NC  0.48% ($36,868)
from Orange County, NC  0.29% ($51,000)
from Pittsylvania County, VA  0.28% ($32,909)


6.37% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,980 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.37%
North Carolina average:

7.27%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.16% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($22,638 average AGI)
2.21% relocated to other states ($9,343 average AGI)
Caswell County:

2.21%
North Carolina average:

3.10%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Alamance County, NC  1.40% ($27,297 average AGI)
to Danville city, VA  0.81% ($21,906)
to Rockingham County, NC  0.73% ($25,414)
to Guilford County, NC  0.47% ($28,649)
to Person County, NC  0.43% ($36,500)
to Pittsylvania County, VA  0.34% ($26,074)
to Orange County, NC  0.20% ($36,250)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Caswell County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Caswell County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Caswell County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,506 (2,695 aged, 811 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 893.760
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1147.920
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.47

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 13.5
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 21.18

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.24
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,351

Size of family households: 2,994 2-persons, 1,545 3-persons, 1,093 4-persons, 473 5-persons, 165 6-persons, 88 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,471 1-person, 300 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 21 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

96.2% of residents of Caswell County speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (54% speak English very well, 46% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $124,175,000 ($5245 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,636,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $54,317,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,787,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,299,000
Federal grants: $41,238,000
Federal procurement contracts: $646,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,888,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $555,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,256,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,618,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,347
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,278
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +112
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -40
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Caswell County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.31 millions of gallons per day (23% from ground, 77% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Caswell County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 32
  • 3 rooms: 168
  • 4 rooms: 868
  • 5 rooms: 2,224
  • 6 rooms: 1,807
  • 7 rooms: 995
  • 8 rooms: 485
  • 9+ rooms: 304
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 55
  • 3 rooms: 155
  • 4 rooms: 583
  • 5 rooms: 516
  • 6 rooms: 272
  • 7 rooms: 109
  • 8 rooms: 35
  • 9+ rooms: 46
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Caswell County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 143
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,558
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,269
  • 4 bedrooms: 704
  • 5+ bedrooms: 196
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 205
  • 2 bedrooms: 752
  • 3 bedrooms: 708
  • 4 bedrooms: 75
  • 5+ bedrooms: 31
Cars and other vehicles available in Caswell County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 397
  • 1 vehicle: 1,594
  • 2 vehicles: 2,391
  • 3 vehicles: 1,562
  • 4 vehicles: 763
  • 5+ vehicles: 176
  • no vehicle: 386
  • 1 vehicle: 732
  • 2 vehicles: 526
  • 3 vehicles: 130
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

67% of Caswell County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in North Carolina.

Caswell County:

67.3%
State average:

54.4%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $74,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Caswell County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (43.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15.6%)
  • Wood (7.0%)
  • Utility gas (3.6%)
  • Electricity (37.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20.1%)
  • Wood (9.3%)
  • Utility gas (4.9%)
  • Solar energy (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 147
Here:

5.4%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 79
Here:

5.9%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 79
Here:

10.3%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Caswell County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Caswell County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Caswell County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Caswell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Caswell County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Caswell County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Caswell County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7769.1 years
Mary6979.9 years
William6772.5 years
John6475.7 years
Willie4774.0 years
Robert3571.2 years
Annie3080.2 years
Walter2270.7 years
Thomas2175.7 years
George2077.0 years
Most common last names in Caswell County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Graves5472.2 years
Brown3577.5 years
Slade3475.8 years
Bigelow3471.0 years
Watlington3476.1 years
Williamson3371.0 years
Smith2873.6 years
Totten2770.3 years
Lea2674.5 years
Gwynn2577.8 years
Businesses in Caswell County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Hardee's1Subway1
Jones New York1U-Haul1
McDonald's1

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