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Gold Hill township, NC map Land area: 32.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 10,015 (47% urban, 53% rural)
Males: 4,912  (49.0%)
Females: 5,103  (51.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 9,867 (7,683 owner occupied, 2,184 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

31%


Races in Gold Hill township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.3%
  • Black: 2.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 35.1
Median age of females: 36.0

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Average household size: 2.60

Gold Hill township:

2.6 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.00

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,732 ($39,348 in 1999)
This township:

$45,732
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $522 (lower quartile is $449, upper quartile is $594)
Here:

$522
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $145,095 (it was $93,200 in 2000)
Gold Hill township:

$145,095
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $100,733 - $223,069

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $194,190
Here:

$194,190
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $199,640
Here:

$199,640
State:

$173,323

In 2-unit structures: $754,561
Here:

$754,561
State:

$203,185

Mobile homes: $108,591
Here:

$108,591
State:

$45,354
Population density: 311 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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:

2.9%
Whole state:

5.5%

Cities in this township include: Rockwell.


Click to draw/clear Gold Hill township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Gold Hill township include: Lyerly Church (A), West Park Church (B), Zion Church (C), Organ Church (D), Concorice Church (E), Emmanuel Church (F), Four Square Church (G), Gold Hill Church (H), Grace-Lower Stone Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 203 (38% naturalized citizens)

Gold Hill township:  2.0%
State:  5.3%

56% of Gold Hill township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 7054
  • Northeast: 489
  • Midwest: 544
  • South: 1362
  • West: 236

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $83,600

Gold Hill township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.7%

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

People in group quarters in Gold Hill township, North Carolina:

  • 94 people in nursing homes
  • 43 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,586
  • One, attached: 27
  • Two: 133
  • 3 or 4: 64
  • 5 to 9: 88
  • 10 to 19: 26
  • 20 to 49: 17
  • Mobile homes: 1,088

Median worth of mobile homes: $55,000


Housing units in Gold Hill township with a mortgage: 1,402 (180 second mortgage, 289 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 592

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 225
  • 1995 to 1998: 512
  • 1990 to 1994: 445
  • 1980 to 1989: 769
  • 1970 to 1979: 731
  • 1960 to 1969: 405
  • 1950 to 1959: 431
  • 1940 to 1949: 182
  • 1939 or earlier: 329

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Gold Hill township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 108
  • 4 rooms: 370
  • 5 rooms: 874
  • 6 rooms: 618
  • 7 rooms: 455
  • 8 rooms: 213
  • 9 or more rooms: 194

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gold Hill township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 75
  • 3 rooms: 97
  • 4 rooms: 366
  • 5 rooms: 234
  • 6 rooms: 57
  • 7 rooms: 43
  • 8 rooms: 30
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Gold Hill township:

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 65
  • 2 bedrooms: 628
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,714
  • 4 bedrooms: 392
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 52

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gold Hill township:

  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 144
  • 2 bedrooms: 484
  • 3 bedrooms: 215
  • 4 bedrooms: 44
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

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

  • no vehicle: 93
  • 1 vehicle: 622
  • 2 vehicles: 1,266
  • 3 vehicles: 605
  • 4 vehicles: 220
  • 5 or more vehicles: 52

Cars and other vehicles available in Gold Hill township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 71
  • 1 vehicle: 481
  • 2 vehicles: 279
  • 3 vehicles: 66
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 10

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (14%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Gold Hill township:

  • United States or American (31.5%)
  • German (27.6%)
  • Irish (8.1%)
  • English (6.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.6%)
  • Italian (2.1%)
  • Dutch (1.9%)

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

  • Mexico (33%)
  • Laos (23%)
  • Ireland (8%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Hungary (4%)
  • Cuba (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,196 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 654 (13%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 38 (1%)
  • Other means: 21 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 59 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

People in group quarters in Gold Hill township, North Carolina:

  • 94 people in nursing homes
  • 43 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded

96.5% of residents of Gold Hill township speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 23% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (50% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 42% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,808
  • In family households: 8,724 (2,209 male householders, 632 female householders)
    2,293 spouses, 3,004 children (2,575 natural, 74 adopted, 355 stepchildren), 170 grandchildren, 70 brothers or sisters, 55 parents, 130 other relatives, 161 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,084 (449 male householders (368 living alone)), 473 female householders (424 living alone)), 162 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 147 (137 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,168 2-persons, 752 3-persons, 634 4-persons, 230 5-persons, 27 6-persons, 30 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 792 1-person, 104 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 8 6-persons,

1,929 married couples with children.
525 single-parent households (151 men, 374 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 68
Here:

5.1%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 42
Here:

6.4%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 83
Here:

26.9%
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 Gold Hill township:

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