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Cullowhee township, NC map Land area: 32.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 6,411 (64% urban, 36% rural)
Males: 3,238  (50.5%)
Females: 3,173  (49.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,948 (2,055 owner occupied, 1,893 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

48%
State:

31%


Races in Cullowhee township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 90.9%
  • Black: 5.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.7%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 21.7
Median age of females: 21.5

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Average household size: 2.13

Cullowhee township:

2.1 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.75

Estimated median household income in 2009: $28,046 ($25,163 in 1999)
This township:

$28,046
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $483 (lower quartile is $396, upper quartile is $532)
Here:

$483
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $210,279 (it was $115,600 in 2000)
Cullowhee township:

$210,279
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $126,333 - $263,350

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $242,138
Here:

$242,138
State:

$218,934

In 2-unit structures: $402,014
Here:

$402,014
State:

$203,185

Mobile homes: $54,830
Here:

$54,830
State:

$45,354
Population density: 200 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

29.7%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

16.1%
Whole state:

5.5%

Cities in this township include: Cullowhee, Forest Hills.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Reservoir: McGuire Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cherry Gap Branch (A), Bryson Branch (B), Pressley Creek (C), Tilley Creek (D), Rocky Face Branch (E), Parker Branch (F), Wilson Creek (G), Wolf Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 83 (17% naturalized citizens)

Cullowhee township:  1.3%
State:  5.3%

35% of Cullowhee township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 17% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 3746
  • Northeast: 463
  • Midwest: 588
  • South: 1334
  • West: 169

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $131,300

Cullowhee township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.0%

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

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

2,463 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,054
  • One, attached: 16
  • Two: 138
  • 3 or 4: 117
  • 5 to 9: 170
  • 10 to 19: 86
  • 20 to 49: 66
  • 50 or more: 25
  • Mobile homes: 477
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Median worth of mobile homes: $39,800


Housing units in Cullowhee township with a mortgage: 331 (26 second mortgage, 49 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 250

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 65
  • 1995 to 1998: 205
  • 1990 to 1994: 158
  • 1980 to 1989: 445
  • 1970 to 1979: 490
  • 1960 to 1969: 459
  • 1950 to 1959: 119
  • 1940 to 1949: 122
  • 1939 or earlier: 98

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 34
  • 4 rooms: 84
  • 5 rooms: 186
  • 6 rooms: 208
  • 7 rooms: 142
  • 8 rooms: 64
  • 9 or more rooms: 139

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

  • 1 room: 29
  • 2 rooms: 81
  • 3 rooms: 193
  • 4 rooms: 430
  • 5 rooms: 189
  • 6 rooms: 62
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 163
  • 3 bedrooms: 461
  • 4 bedrooms: 172
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 50

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cullowhee township:

  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 146
  • 2 bedrooms: 605
  • 3 bedrooms: 186
  • 4 bedrooms: 54
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 33
  • 1 vehicle: 223
  • 2 vehicles: 345
  • 3 vehicles: 178
  • 4 vehicles: 73
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 45
  • 1 vehicle: 449
  • 2 vehicles: 398
  • 3 vehicles: 96
  • 4 vehicles: 27
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Educational services (32%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Postsecondary teachers (11%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Cullowhee township:

  • German (14.3%)
  • United States or American (13.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (12.7%)
  • English (12.0%)
  • Irish (11.6%)
  • Scottish (4.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.2%)

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

  • Netherlands (20%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (11%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • France (10%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Taiwan (7%)
  • Canada (7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,842 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 364 (14%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 336 (13%)
  • Worked at home: 100 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

2,463 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

94.8% of residents of Cullowhee township speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,887
  • In family households: 2,398 (692 male householders, 203 female householders)
    728 spouses, 673 children (649 natural, 2 adopted, 22 stepchildren), 13 grandchildren, 17 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 29 other relatives, 41 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,489 (454 male householders (300 living alone)), 505 female householders (288 living alone)), 530 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,525 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 499 2-persons, 187 3-persons, 131 4-persons, 66 5-persons, 12 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 588 1-person, 267 2-persons, 83 3-persons, 21 4-persons,

435 married couples with children.
145 single-parent households (37 men, 108 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14
Here:

6.0%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

1.9%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 131
Here:

3.7%
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 Cullowhee township:

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