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Edwards township, NC map Land area: 64.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 6,959 (7% urban, 93% rural)
Males: 3,422  (49.2%)
Females: 3,537  (50.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 6,959 (5,803 owner occupied, 1,156 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

31%


Races in Edwards township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.7%
  • Black: 2.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 39.0
Median age of females: 40.2

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Average household size: 2.45

Edwards township:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.86

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,204 ($34,583 in 1999)
This township:

$34,204
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $391 (lower quartile is $288, upper quartile is $616)
Here:

$391
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $110,166 (it was $72,900 in 2000)
Edwards township:

$110,166
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,345 - $149,972

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $196,013
Here:

$196,013
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $820,447
Here:

$820,447
State:

$173,323

Mobile homes: $62,562
Here:

$62,562
State:

$45,354
Population density: 109 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

10.5%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

4.3%
Whole state:

5.5%

Cities in this township include: Pleasant Hill, Ronda.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Edwards township include: Little Elkin Church (A), Benham Church (B), Macedonia Church (C), Mining Ridge Church (D), White Plains Baptist Church (E), New Light Church (F), Cool Springs Baptist Church (G), Pleasant Home Church (H), Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Long Bottom Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Bugaboo Creek (A), Bee Branch (B), Stewart Creek (C), Roaring River (D), Muddy Branch (E), Little Bugaboo Creek (F), Hughes Branch (G), Grassy Fork (H), Grassy Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 70 (14% naturalized citizens)

Edwards township:  1.0%
State:  5.3%

71% of Edwards township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 6201
  • Northeast: 102
  • Midwest: 154
  • South: 356
  • West: 52

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $47,000

Edwards township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,208
  • One, attached: 11
  • Two: 2
  • 5 to 9: 8
  • 10 to 19: 10
  • Mobile homes: 858

Median worth of mobile homes: $36,200


Housing units in Edwards township with a mortgage: 602 (55 second mortgage, 45 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 700

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 33
  • 1995 to 1998: 222
  • 1990 to 1994: 301
  • 1980 to 1989: 373
  • 1970 to 1979: 699
  • 1960 to 1969: 417
  • 1950 to 1959: 366
  • 1940 to 1949: 300
  • 1939 or earlier: 386

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 36
  • 4 rooms: 391
  • 5 rooms: 769
  • 6 rooms: 619
  • 7 rooms: 281
  • 8 rooms: 207
  • 9 or more rooms: 62

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 161
  • 5 rooms: 200
  • 6 rooms: 24
  • 7 rooms: 10
  • 8 rooms: 17
  • 9 or more rooms: 15

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

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 46
  • 2 bedrooms: 704
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,400
  • 4 bedrooms: 217
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 16

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Edwards township:

  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 39
  • 2 bedrooms: 192
  • 3 bedrooms: 162
  • 4 bedrooms: 43
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 113
  • 1 vehicle: 431
  • 2 vehicles: 965
  • 3 vehicles: 540
  • 4 vehicles: 206
  • 5 or more vehicles: 130

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

  • no vehicle: 56
  • 1 vehicle: 163
  • 2 vehicles: 165
  • 3 vehicles: 55
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5 or more vehicles: 16

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (16%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (10%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Apparel (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Edwards township:

  • United States or American (34.8%)
  • English (16.8%)
  • German (11.0%)
  • Irish (7.8%)
  • Dutch (3.6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.9%)

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

  • Mexico (37%)
  • Egypt (27%)
  • United Kingdom (16%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • Jordan (10%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,880 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 387 (11%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 48 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 87 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (39%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

97.4% of residents of Edwards township speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 38% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (38% speak English well, 62% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,951
  • In family households: 6,147 (1,836 male householders, 279 female householders)
    1,803 spouses, 1,924 children (1,785 natural, 19 adopted, 120 stepchildren), 68 grandchildren, 73 brothers or sisters, 38 parents, 39 other relatives, 87 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 804 (323 male householders (276 living alone)), 388 female householders (375 living alone)), 93 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 1,024 2-persons, 533 3-persons, 374 4-persons, 139 5-persons, 33 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 651 1-person, 40 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 13 4-persons,

1,135 married couples with children.
274 single-parent households (98 men, 176 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

2.1%
North Carolina:

8.2%

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

0.6%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 19
Here:

9.0%
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 Edwards township:

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