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Dunns Rock township, NC map Land area: 30.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 4,106 (18% urban, 82% rural)
Males: 2,012  (49.0%)
Females: 2,094  (51.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,101 (3,638 owner occupied, 463 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

31%


Races in Dunns Rock township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.1%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 56.2
Median age of females: 56.1

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Average household size: 2.16

Dunns Rock township:

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.45

Estimated median household income in 2009: $52,942 ($47,500 in 1999)
This township:

$52,942
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $790 (lower quartile is $575, upper quartile is $914)
Here:

$790
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $251,508 (it was $148,600 in 2000)
Dunns Rock township:

$251,508
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $132,418 - $351,549

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $357,828
Here:

$357,828
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $204,031
Here:

$204,031
State:

$173,323

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $647,125
Here:

$647,125
State:

$158,140

Mobile homes: $75,819
Here:

$75,819
State:

$45,354
Population density: 136 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

6.3%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

2.5%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Dunns Rock township: Gay Valley Camp (A), Rockbrook Camp (B), High Rocks Camp (C), Greenville Elks Childrens Camp (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dunns Rock township include: Little River Chapel (A), Dunns Creek Church (B), Carr Hill Church (C), Carson Creek Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McGaha Cemetery (1), Holden Cemetery (2), Round Top Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Betty-Kay Lake (A), T J Wilson Lake (B), Long Lake (C), Arrowhead Lake (D), Marchmans Lake (E), Tar Heel Lake (F), Betty Kay Lake (G), Noname (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ibby Creek (A), Hanty Branch (B), Steel Creek (C), Hogsed Creek (D), Carson Creek (E), Cantrell Creek (F), Camp Creek (G), Morgan Creek (H), Aiken Mill Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 143 (69% naturalized citizens)

Dunns Rock township:  3.5%
State:  5.3%

58% of Dunns Rock township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 17% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 1311
  • Northeast: 954
  • Midwest: 688
  • South: 818
  • West: 216

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


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,327
  • One, attached: 33
  • Two: 8
  • 3 or 4: 61
  • 5 to 9: 36
  • Mobile homes: 114

Median worth of mobile homes: $42,500


Housing units in Dunns Rock township with a mortgage: 656 (61 second mortgage, 140 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 759

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 193
  • 1995 to 1998: 296
  • 1990 to 1994: 340
  • 1980 to 1989: 615
  • 1970 to 1979: 511
  • 1960 to 1969: 163
  • 1950 to 1959: 106
  • 1940 to 1949: 95
  • 1939 or earlier: 260

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dunns Rock township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 35
  • 4 rooms: 84
  • 5 rooms: 372
  • 6 rooms: 465
  • 7 rooms: 374
  • 8 rooms: 143
  • 9 or more rooms: 196

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dunns Rock township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 51
  • 5 rooms: 71
  • 6 rooms: 39
  • 7 rooms: 24
  • 8 rooms: 30
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Dunns Rock township:

  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 367
  • 3 bedrooms: 926
  • 4 bedrooms: 338
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 38

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dunns Rock township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 58
  • 3 bedrooms: 130
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 11

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

  • no vehicle: 32
  • 1 vehicle: 473
  • 2 vehicles: 899
  • 3 vehicles: 206
  • 4 vehicles: 48
  • 5 or more vehicles: 20

Cars and other vehicles available in Dunns Rock township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 22
  • 1 vehicle: 82
  • 2 vehicles: 62
  • 3 vehicles: 41
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Pharmacies and drug stores (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (14%)
  • Food and beverage stores (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Dunns Rock township:

  • English (20.8%)
  • United States or American (14.3%)
  • German (14.1%)
  • Irish (10.7%)
  • Scottish (6.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (5.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.6%)

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

  • Germany (20%)
  • Other Northern Europe (11%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (10%)
  • Japan (8%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Hungary (7%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,244 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 118 (8%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (1%)
  • Walked: 26 (2%)
  • Other means: 6 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 83 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

95.2% of residents of Dunns Rock township speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,141
  • In family households: 3,544 (1,258 male householders, 191 female householders)
    1,258 spouses, 711 children (671 natural, 24 adopted, 16 stepchildren), 36 grandchildren, 17 brothers or sisters, 32 parents, 9 other relatives, 32 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 597 (177 male householders (160 living alone)), 324 female householders (264 living alone)), 96 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,025 2-persons, 217 3-persons, 136 4-persons, 71 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 424 1-person, 71 2-persons, 6 3-persons,

405 married couples with children.
99 single-parent households (34 men, 65 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

2.2%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20
Here:

10.5%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 26
Here:

12.4%
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 Dunns Rock township:

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