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Beech Mountain township, NC map Land area: 13.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 689 (all rural)
Males: 359  (52.1%)
Females: 330  (47.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 689 (612 owner occupied, 77 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

31%


Races in Beech Mountain township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.0%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%

Median age of males: 39.9
Median age of females: 42.0

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Average household size: 2.43

Beech Mountain township:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.85

Estimated median household income in 2009: $24,091 ($21,615 in 1999)
This township:

$24,091
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $296 (lower quartile is $287, upper quartile is $298)
Here:

$296
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $167,447 (it was $84,200 in 2000)
Beech Mountain township:

$167,447
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,576 - $209,605

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $231,825
Here:

$231,825
State:

$218,934

Mobile homes: $38,528
Here:

$38,528
State:

$45,354
Population density: 51 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

25.6%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

15.1%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Beech Mountain township include: Mount Gilead Church (A), Fall Creek Church (B), Beech Valley Church (C), Beech Mountain Church (D), Beech Creek Mountain Church (E), Beech Creek Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McGuire Cemetery (1), Cook Cemetery (2), Ward Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Phillips Branch (A), Flat Springs Branch (B), Clingman Mine Branch (C), Poga Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 16 (44% naturalized citizens)

Beech Mountain township:  2.3%
State:  5.3%

81% of Beech Mountain township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 0% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 448
  • Northeast: 19
  • Midwest: 23
  • South: 151
  • West: 0

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 270
  • Mobile homes: 45

Median worth of mobile homes: $16,100


Housing units in Beech Mountain township with a mortgage: 49 (13 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 58

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 16
  • 1995 to 1998: 6
  • 1990 to 1994: 20
  • 1980 to 1989: 72
  • 1970 to 1979: 53
  • 1960 to 1969: 26
  • 1950 to 1959: 30
  • 1940 to 1949: 21
  • 1939 or earlier: 71

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Beech Mountain township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 33
  • 5 rooms: 58
  • 6 rooms: 54
  • 7 rooms: 45
  • 8 rooms: 46
  • 9 or more rooms: 12

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Beech Mountain township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 7
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 2
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Beech Mountain township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 81
  • 3 bedrooms: 116
  • 4 bedrooms: 39
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 12

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Beech Mountain township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 2
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Beech Mountain township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 17
  • 1 vehicle: 63
  • 2 vehicles: 71
  • 3 vehicles: 75
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

Cars and other vehicles available in Beech Mountain township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 7
  • 2 vehicles: 17
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (36%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (6%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Apparel (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (19%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Beech Mountain township:

  • United States or American (31.6%)
  • English (24.8%)
  • Irish (9.4%)
  • German (8.0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.6%)
  • Scottish (4.6%)

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

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 152 (62%)
  • Carpooled: 61 (25%)
  • Worked at home: 31 (13%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (55%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

96.2% of residents of Beech Mountain township speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 44% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 657
  • In family households: 600 (190 male householders, 17 female householders)
    184 spouses, 172 children (152 natural, 11 adopted, 9 stepchildren), 11 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 3 other relatives, 23 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 57 (41 male householders (41 living alone)), 14 female householders (12 living alone)), 2 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 102 2-persons, 51 3-persons, 28 4-persons, 26 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 53 1-person, 2 2-persons,

113 married couples with children.
19 single-parent households (11 men, 8 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6
Here:

8.7%
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 Beech Mountain township:

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