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Brasstown township, NC map Land area: 24.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,552 (all rural)
Males: 735  (47.4%)
Females: 817  (52.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,552 (1,397 owner occupied, 155 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

31%


Races in Brasstown township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.8%
  • Black: 0.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%
  • Some other race: 0.3%

Median age of males: 43.8
Median age of females: 44.0

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Average household size: 2.34

Brasstown township:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.76

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,567 ($33,705 in 1999)
This township:

$37,567
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $596 (lower quartile is $508, upper quartile is $598)
Here:

$596
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $138,658 (it was $77,000 in 2000)
Brasstown township:

$138,658
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $89,682 - $219,344

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $194,138
Here:

$194,138
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $555,894
Here:

$555,894
State:

$173,323

In 2-unit structures: $44,022
Here:

$44,022
State:

$203,185

Mobile homes: $46,393
Here:

$46,393
State:

$45,354
Population density: 65 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

12.1%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

2.0%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Brasstown township: Ogden (A), Plott Mill (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Brasstown township include: Ogden Church (A), Mount Pisgah Church (B), Jenkins Church (C), Hickory Stand Church (D), Copperhill Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Payne Branch (A), Hall Branch (B), Gumlog Creek (C), Greasy Creek (D), Crawford Creek (E), Clabber Branch (F), Buchanan Branch (G), Beach Creek (H), Suddawig Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 28 (75% naturalized citizens)

Brasstown township:  1.8%
State:  5.3%

66% of Brasstown township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 493
  • Northeast: 133
  • Midwest: 72
  • South: 735
  • West: 44

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $85,000

Brasstown township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 616
  • One, attached: 16
  • Two: 8
  • Mobile homes: 212
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $44,800


Housing units in Brasstown township with a mortgage: 183 (28 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 134

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 34
  • 1995 to 1998: 117
  • 1990 to 1994: 61
  • 1980 to 1989: 185
  • 1970 to 1979: 239
  • 1960 to 1969: 68
  • 1950 to 1959: 95
  • 1940 to 1949: 40
  • 1939 or earlier: 19

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Brasstown township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 116
  • 5 rooms: 188
  • 6 rooms: 147
  • 7 rooms: 82
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9 or more rooms: 30

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brasstown township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 31
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Brasstown township:

  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 189
  • 3 bedrooms: 372
  • 4 bedrooms: 23
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brasstown township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 15
  • 3 bedrooms: 23
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

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

  • no vehicle: 25
  • 1 vehicle: 161
  • 2 vehicles: 297
  • 3 vehicles: 107
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 16

Cars and other vehicles available in Brasstown township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 16
  • 2 vehicles: 7
  • 3 vehicles: 15
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 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 (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Woodworkers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Art and design workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Brasstown township:

  • United States or American (29.6%)
  • English (17.0%)
  • German (10.7%)
  • Irish (10.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (9.2%)
  • Italian (7.3%)
  • Dutch (3.1%)

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

  • Netherlands (46%)
  • Germany (29%)
  • Canada (25%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 497 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 75 (12%)
  • Walked: 19 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 36 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

98.6% of residents of Brasstown township speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,523
  • In family households: 1,308 (406 male householders, 75 female householders)
    417 spouses, 382 children (293 natural, 0 adopted, 89 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 12 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 4 other relatives, 12 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 215 (53 male householders (23 living alone)), 113 female householders (99 living alone)), 49 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 289 2-persons, 98 3-persons, 77 4-persons, 17 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 122 1-person, 35 2-persons, 9 3-persons,

247 married couples with children.
45 single-parent households (11 men, 34 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4
Here:

2.3%
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 Brasstown township:

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