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Dismal township, NC map Land area: 56.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 3,650 (all rural)
Males: 1,813  (49.7%)
Females: 1,837  (50.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,650 (3,011 owner occupied, 639 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

31%


Races in Dismal township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 70.8%
  • Black: 14.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 2.4%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 33.6
Median age of females: 35.2

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Average household size: 2.74

Dismal township:

2.7 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.11

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,999 ($37,682 in 1999)
This township:

$41,999
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $280 (lower quartile is $221, upper quartile is $374)
Here:

$280
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $91,700 (it was $64,900 in 2000)
Dismal township:

$91,700
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,024 - $147,352

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $191,918
Here:

$191,918
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $614,625
Here:

$614,625
State:

$173,323

Mobile homes: $51,586
Here:

$51,586
State:

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

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

14.0%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

5.8%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Dismal township include: Halls Church (A), Honeycutt Church (B), Union Grove Church (C), Bethabara Church (D), Baptist Chapel (E), Chapel Hill Church (F), Clement Church (G), Elizabeth Church (H), Riverside Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hall Cemetery (1), Maxwell Cemetery (2), Williams Cemetery (3), Halls Cemetery (4), Autry Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Dismal Bay (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Caesar Swamp (A), Jones Swamp (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 410 (19% naturalized citizens)

Dismal township:  11.2%
State:  5.3%

65% of Dismal township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 2819
  • Northeast: 65
  • Midwest: 97
  • South: 185
  • West: 88
Dismal township, North Carolina 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: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 814
  • One, attached: 13
  • Two: 12
  • 20 to 49: 6
  • Mobile homes: 627

Median worth of mobile homes: $35,700


Housing units in Dismal township with a mortgage: 332 (19 second mortgage, 79 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 211

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 44
  • 1995 to 1998: 248
  • 1990 to 1994: 176
  • 1980 to 1989: 238
  • 1970 to 1979: 249
  • 1960 to 1969: 240
  • 1950 to 1959: 83
  • 1940 to 1949: 112
  • 1939 or earlier: 82

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 33
  • 4 rooms: 183
  • 5 rooms: 287
  • 6 rooms: 298
  • 7 rooms: 135
  • 8 rooms: 88
  • 9 or more rooms: 31

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 19
  • 4 rooms: 69
  • 5 rooms: 46
  • 6 rooms: 84
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

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

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 296
  • 3 bedrooms: 672
  • 4 bedrooms: 81
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dismal township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 28
  • 2 bedrooms: 95
  • 3 bedrooms: 112
  • 4 bedrooms: 24
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 50
  • 1 vehicle: 177
  • 2 vehicles: 428
  • 3 vehicles: 280
  • 4 vehicles: 103
  • 5 or more vehicles: 31

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

  • no vehicle: 22
  • 1 vehicle: 119
  • 2 vehicles: 88
  • 3 vehicles: 30
  • 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 (14%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Dismal township:

  • United States or American (19.5%)
  • English (8.5%)
  • Irish (6.1%)
  • European (3.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.0%)
  • Scottish (2.0%)
  • German (1.7%)

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

  • Mexico (78%)
  • Honduras (5%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Laos (3%)
  • Korea (1%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,319 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 251 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (1%)
  • Walked: 50 (3%)
  • Other means: 43 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 16 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

81.2% of residents of Dismal township speak English at home.
16.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 21% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
1.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,684
  • In family households: 3,376 (796 male householders, 241 female householders)
    760 spouses, 1,271 children (1,199 natural, 19 adopted, 53 stepchildren), 62 grandchildren, 46 brothers or sisters, 52 parents, 45 other relatives, 103 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 308 (123 male householders (104 living alone)), 144 female householders (138 living alone)), 41 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 395 2-persons, 261 3-persons, 248 4-persons, 84 5-persons, 39 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 242 1-person, 19 2-persons, 6 5-persons,

676 married couples with children.
186 single-parent households (38 men, 148 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 19
Here:

3.6%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

7.5%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

8.6%
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 Dismal township:

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