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Bushy Fork township, NC map Land area: 46.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 2,431 (all rural)
Males: 1,234  (50.8%)
Females: 1,197  (49.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,431 (1,947 owner occupied, 484 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

31%


Races in Bushy Fork township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 76.1%
  • Black: 18.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%

Median age of males: 38.6
Median age of females: 40.2

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Average household size: 2.58

Bushy Fork township:

2.6 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.05

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,939 ($41,217 in 1999)
This township:

$45,939
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $452 (lower quartile is $424, upper quartile is $583)
Here:

$452
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $144,549 (it was $99,400 in 2000)
Bushy Fork township:

$144,549
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,635 - $198,276

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $318,128
Here:

$318,128
State:

$218,934

Mobile homes: $96,155
Here:

$96,155
State:

$45,354
Population density: 52 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

7.9%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

3.0%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Hesters Store (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bushy Fork township include: Hesters Grove Church (A), Wheelers Church (B), Wilderness Church (C), Obies Chapel (D), Youngs Chapel (E), Clement Missionary Baptist Church (F), Pine Hill Church (G), Salem United Methodist Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wheelers Church Cemetery (1), Salem Methodist Church Cemetery (2), Clement Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Whitfield Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Bushy Fork Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 28 (100% naturalized citizens)

Bushy Fork township:  1.2%
State:  5.3%

69% of Bushy Fork township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 1873
  • Northeast: 81
  • Midwest: 38
  • South: 298
  • West: 22

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $38,300

Bushy Fork township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 746
  • Two: 21
  • 3 or 4: 16
  • Mobile homes: 225

Median worth of mobile homes: $63,900


Housing units in Bushy Fork township with a mortgage: 188 (58 second mortgage, 17 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 178

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 14
  • 1995 to 1998: 117
  • 1990 to 1994: 72
  • 1980 to 1989: 189
  • 1970 to 1979: 167
  • 1960 to 1969: 168
  • 1950 to 1959: 84
  • 1940 to 1949: 32
  • 1939 or earlier: 165

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bushy Fork township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 94
  • 5 rooms: 134
  • 6 rooms: 194
  • 7 rooms: 140
  • 8 rooms: 72
  • 9 or more rooms: 79

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bushy Fork township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 25
  • 4 rooms: 21
  • 5 rooms: 85
  • 6 rooms: 44
  • 7 rooms: 19
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Bushy Fork township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 24
  • 2 bedrooms: 147
  • 3 bedrooms: 444
  • 4 bedrooms: 87
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 28

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bushy Fork township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 25
  • 2 bedrooms: 62
  • 3 bedrooms: 107
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 7
  • 1 vehicle: 129
  • 2 vehicles: 221
  • 3 vehicles: 203
  • 4 vehicles: 120
  • 5 or more vehicles: 50

Cars and other vehicles available in Bushy Fork township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 94
  • 2 vehicles: 72
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Textile mills and textile products (12%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Printing workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Bushy Fork township:

  • United States or American (42.7%)
  • English (12.7%)
  • German (4.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.6%)
  • Irish (3.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.0%)
  • Scottish (1.2%)

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

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,047 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 153 (12%)
  • Walked: 8 (1%)
  • Other means: 7 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 48 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

96.1% of residents of Bushy Fork township speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,353
  • In family households: 2,123 (600 male householders, 127 female householders)
    632 spouses, 680 children (645 natural, 8 adopted, 27 stepchildren), 14 grandchildren, 14 brothers or sisters, 11 parents, 18 other relatives, 27 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 230 (129 male householders (129 living alone)), 91 female householders (84 living alone)), 10 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 317 2-persons, 201 3-persons, 131 4-persons, 42 5-persons, 36 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 213 1-person, 7 2-persons,

402 married couples with children.
93 single-parent households (11 men, 82 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 81
Here:

28.0%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 21
Here:

18.1%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 36
Here:

28.6%
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 Bushy Fork township:

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