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Buford township, NC map Land area: 98.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 9,102 (all rural)
Males: 4,539  (49.9%)
Females: 4,563  (50.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 9,090 (7,964 owner occupied, 1,126 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

31%


Races in Buford township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.2%
  • Black: 4.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 36.0
Median age of females: 36.7

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Average household size: 2.75

Buford township:

2.8 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.08

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,859 ($27,483 in 1999)
This township:

$33,859
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $401 (lower quartile is $283, upper quartile is $555)
Here:

$401
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $76,205 (it was $44,300 in 2000)
Buford township:

$76,205
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,533 - $131,712

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $86,576
Here:

$86,576
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $53,217
Here:

$53,217
State:

$173,323

In 2-unit structures: $110,056
Here:

$110,056
State:

$203,185

Mobile homes: $41,420
Here:

$41,420
State:

$45,354
Population density: 92 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

18.9%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

7.7%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Buford township include: Antioch Church (A), Turner Church (B), Bethany Church (C), Bethlehem Church (D), Macedonia Church (E), Beulah Church (F), Midway Church (G), Mount Zion Church (H), Mountain Springs Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Cheek Lake (A), Perry Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cowpens Branch (A), Beaverdam Creek (B), Adams Branch (C), Racoon Branch (D), Mountain Springs Branch (E), Gum Log Branch (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 54 (67% naturalized citizens)

Buford township:  0.6%
State:  5.3%

65% of Buford township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 4420
  • Northeast: 68
  • Midwest: 350
  • South: 310
  • West: 160

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $22,500

Buford township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

7 people in nursing homes
5 people in other group homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,744
  • One, attached: 28
  • Two: 123
  • 3 or 4: 36
  • 10 to 19: 15
  • Mobile homes: 568
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $23,200


Housing units in Buford township with a mortgage: 630 (37 second mortgage, 24 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 641

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 44
  • 1995 to 1998: 232
  • 1990 to 1994: 174
  • 1980 to 1989: 346
  • 1970 to 1979: 381
  • 1960 to 1969: 199
  • 1950 to 1959: 273
  • 1940 to 1949: 288
  • 1939 or earlier: 580

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 52
  • 4 rooms: 379
  • 5 rooms: 684
  • 6 rooms: 385
  • 7 rooms: 166
  • 8 rooms: 117
  • 9 or more rooms: 66

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

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 54
  • 4 rooms: 233
  • 5 rooms: 98
  • 6 rooms: 44
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 75
  • 2 bedrooms: 771
  • 3 bedrooms: 852
  • 4 bedrooms: 149
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buford township:

  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 86
  • 2 bedrooms: 281
  • 3 bedrooms: 77
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 102
  • 1 vehicle: 599
  • 2 vehicles: 785
  • 3 vehicles: 251
  • 4 vehicles: 108
  • 5 or more vehicles: 17

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

  • no vehicle: 82
  • 1 vehicle: 213
  • 2 vehicles: 143
  • 3 vehicles: 21
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (16%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Buford township:

  • United States or American (19.0%)
  • Irish (14.1%)
  • German (13.0%)
  • English (12.5%)
  • Italian (5.2%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.7%)
  • Dutch (2.2%)

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

  • United Kingdom (20%)
  • Pakistan (15%)
  • Cuba (13%)
  • Philippines (11%)
  • Mexico (11%)
  • Honduras (9%)
  • Germany (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,020 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 162 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 79 (3%)
  • Other means: 14 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 58 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

7 people in nursing homes
5 people in other group homes

97.0% of residents of Buford township speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,377
  • In family households: 4,503 (1,212 male householders, 345 female householders)
    1,176 spouses, 1,424 children (1,341 natural, 41 adopted, 42 stepchildren), 134 grandchildren, 39 brothers or sisters, 21 parents, 59 other relatives, 93 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 874 (317 male householders (271 living alone)), 479 female householders (441 living alone)), 78 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 731 2-persons, 410 3-persons, 301 4-persons, 81 5-persons, 33 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 712 1-person, 81 2-persons, 3 3-persons,

1,993 married couples with children.
304 single-parent households (88 men, 216 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 36
Here:

7.2%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 22
Here:

6.4%
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 Buford township:

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