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Buck Creek township, IN map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 6,659 (64% urban, 36% rural)
Males: 3,319  (49.8%)
Females: 3,340  (50.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 6,618 (6,309 owner occupied, 309 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

5%
State:

29%


Races in Buck Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.2%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 40.4
Median age of females: 40.9

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Average household size: 2.80

Buck Creek township:

2.8 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.01

Estimated median household income in 2009: $73,549 ($73,969 in 1999)
This township:

$73,549
Indiana:

$45,424

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $923 (lower quartile is $273, upper quartile is $936)
Here:

$923
State:

$545

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $179,902 (it was $151,600 in 2000)
Buck Creek township:

$179,902
Indiana:

$123,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $147,630 - $258,706

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $200,161
Here:

$200,161
State:

$155,412

Mobile homes: $62,743
Here:

$62,743
State:

$33,761
Population density: 185 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

0.2%
Whole state:

9.5%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

4.2%

Cities in this township include: Cumberland.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Buck Creek township: Kingen Gun Club (A), Crestview Conservation Club (B), Buck Creek Township Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Buck Creek township include: Amity United Methodist Church (A), Mount Comfort United Methodist Church (B), Mohawk United Methodist Church (C), Otterbein United Methodist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Arnett Cemetery (1), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (2), Scotten Cemetery (3), Pet Cemetery (4), Griffith Cemetery (5), Snider Cemetery (6), Steele Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Snider Branch (A), Lead Creek (B), Amity Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 26 (42% naturalized citizens)

Buck Creek township:  0.4%
State:  3.1%

72% of Buck Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Indiana.

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

  • This state: 5164
  • Northeast: 98
  • Midwest: 711
  • South: 572
  • West: 79

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $137,500

Buck Creek township, Indiana satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

41 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,375
  • Two: 6
  • Mobile homes: 11

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,500


Housing units in Buck Creek township with a mortgage: 1,780 (291 second mortgage, 369 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 297

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 73
  • 1995 to 1998: 258
  • 1990 to 1994: 409
  • 1980 to 1989: 423
  • 1970 to 1979: 661
  • 1960 to 1969: 262
  • 1950 to 1959: 78
  • 1940 to 1949: 20
  • 1939 or earlier: 208

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buck Creek township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 10
  • 5 rooms: 289
  • 6 rooms: 473
  • 7 rooms: 661
  • 8 rooms: 419
  • 9 or more rooms: 400

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buck Creek township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 40
  • 6 rooms: 44
  • 7 rooms: 29
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 100
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,441
  • 4 bedrooms: 583
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 128

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buck Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 40
  • 3 bedrooms: 73
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 26
  • 1 vehicle: 287
  • 2 vehicles: 1,245
  • 3 vehicles: 456
  • 4 vehicles: 191
  • 5 or more vehicles: 47

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 95
  • 3 vehicles: 18
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (12%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
  • Chemicals (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Buck Creek township:

  • German (34.5%)
  • United States or American (16.7%)
  • Irish (13.7%)
  • English (11.7%)
  • Polish (4.0%)
  • Scottish (2.8%)
  • European (2.6%)

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

  • United Kingdom (73%)
  • Germany (27%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,145 (89%)
  • Carpooled: 164 (5%)
  • Walked: 40 (1%)
  • Other means: 41 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 133 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

41 people in nursing homes

97.3% of residents of Buck Creek township speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 37% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,618
  • In family households: 6,316 (1,859 male householders, 253 female householders)
    1,980 spouses, 2,138 children (1,809 natural, 39 adopted, 290 stepchildren), 24 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 16 parents, 25 other relatives, 16 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 302 (162 male householders (138 living alone)), 109 female householders (109 living alone)), 31 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 41 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 972 2-persons, 452 3-persons, 461 4-persons, 166 5-persons, 24 6-persons, 37 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 247 1-person, 24 2-persons,

1,506 married couples with children.
135 single-parent households (42 men, 93 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 156
Here:

19.8%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 40
Here:

9.7%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 61
Here:

27.2%
Indiana:

23.4%

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 Buck Creek township:

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