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Bear Creek township, NC map Land area: 82.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 3,419 (all rural)
Males: 1,719  (50.3%)
Females: 1,700  (49.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,419 (2,934 owner occupied, 485 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

31%


Races in Bear Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 89.6%
  • Black: 7.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 39.3
Median age of females: 41.3

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Average household size: 2.51

Bear Creek township:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.90

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,230 ($36,992 in 1999)
This township:

$41,230
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $359 (lower quartile is $269, upper quartile is $466)
Here:

$359
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $149,552 (it was $85,100 in 2000)
Bear Creek township:

$149,552
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,161 - $208,966

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $178,260
Here:

$178,260
State:

$218,934

Mobile homes: $108,297
Here:

$108,297
State:

$45,354
Population density: 42 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

13.8%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

6.7%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Edwards Hill (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bear Creek township include: Hickory Grove Church (A), Tysons Creek Church (B), Union Chapel (C), Brush Creek Church (D), New Lambert Chapel (E), Palmers Chapel (F), Groves Chapel (G), Providence Church (H), Fall Creek Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 44 (14% naturalized citizens)

Bear Creek township:  1.3%
State:  5.3%

75% of Bear Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 2978
  • Northeast: 122
  • Midwest: 41
  • South: 173
  • West: 33

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $36,900

Bear Creek township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,082
  • 3 or 4: 7
  • Mobile homes: 374

Median worth of mobile homes: $50,000


Housing units in Bear Creek township with a mortgage: 231 (44 second mortgage, 33 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 278

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 41
  • 1995 to 1998: 126
  • 1990 to 1994: 129
  • 1980 to 1989: 223
  • 1970 to 1979: 271
  • 1960 to 1969: 202
  • 1950 to 1959: 207
  • 1940 to 1949: 80
  • 1939 or earlier: 184

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bear Creek township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 25
  • 4 rooms: 138
  • 5 rooms: 402
  • 6 rooms: 318
  • 7 rooms: 160
  • 8 rooms: 51
  • 9 or more rooms: 64

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bear Creek township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 56
  • 5 rooms: 60
  • 6 rooms: 37
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Bear Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 36
  • 2 bedrooms: 358
  • 3 bedrooms: 661
  • 4 bedrooms: 103
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bear Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 60
  • 3 bedrooms: 98
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Bear Creek township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 30
  • 1 vehicle: 264
  • 2 vehicles: 433
  • 3 vehicles: 360
  • 4 vehicles: 57
  • 5 or more vehicles: 20

Cars and other vehicles available in Bear Creek township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 87
  • 2 vehicles: 69
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Apparel (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Bear Creek township:

  • United States or American (43.1%)
  • English (11.0%)
  • Irish (10.9%)
  • German (6.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5.1%)
  • Scottish (3.0%)
  • Italian (1.7%)

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

  • Mexico (48%)
  • United Kingdom (27%)
  • Other Northern Europe (14%)
  • Pakistan (11%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,305 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 274 (16%)
  • Walked: 7 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 84 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

98.1% of residents of Bear Creek township speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (33% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 28% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,396
  • In family households: 3,112 (824 male householders, 242 female householders)
    903 spouses, 987 children (926 natural, 19 adopted, 42 stepchildren), 57 grandchildren, 14 brothers or sisters, 28 parents, 19 other relatives, 38 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 284 (121 male householders (116 living alone)), 155 female householders (155 living alone)), 8 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 484 2-persons, 259 3-persons, 230 4-persons, 64 5-persons, 29 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 271 1-person, 5 2-persons,

575 married couples with children.
132 single-parent households (37 men, 95 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 20
Here:

5.0%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Bear Creek township:

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