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Grassy Creek township, NC map Land area: 14.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 444 (all rural)
Males: 246  (55.4%)
Females: 198  (44.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 444 (352 owner occupied, 92 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

31%


Races in Grassy Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 87.8%
  • Black: 1.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 42.4
Median age of females: 43.0

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Average household size: 2.39

Grassy Creek township:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.73

Estimated median household income in 2009: $27,307 ($24,500 in 1999)
This township:

$27,307
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $230 (lower quartile is $219, upper quartile is $235)
Here:

$230
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $181,429 (it was $105,000 in 2000)
Grassy Creek township:

$181,429
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,828 - $195,354

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $451,507
Here:

$451,507
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $468,236
Here:

$468,236
State:

$173,323

Mobile homes: $73,165
Here:

$73,165
State:

$45,354
Population density: 30 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

29.0%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

17.5%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Grassy Creek township include: New River Church (A), Pleasant Home Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: New River Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Helton Creek (A), Millpond Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 94 (20% naturalized citizens)

Grassy Creek township:  21.2%
State:  5.3%

75% of Grassy Creek 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, 33% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 199
  • Northeast: 56
  • Midwest: 5
  • South: 152
  • West: 0
Grassy Creek township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.2%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 199
  • One, attached: 19
  • 3 or 4: 6
  • Mobile homes: 67

Median worth of mobile homes: $73,000


Housing units in Grassy Creek township with a mortgage: 26 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 18

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 14
  • 1995 to 1998: 41
  • 1990 to 1994: 30
  • 1980 to 1989: 32
  • 1970 to 1979: 52
  • 1960 to 1969: 14
  • 1950 to 1959: 21
  • 1940 to 1949: 29
  • 1939 or earlier: 58

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Grassy Creek township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 28
  • 5 rooms: 45
  • 6 rooms: 32
  • 7 rooms: 41
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 13

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grassy Creek township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 26
  • 6 rooms: 6
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Grassy Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 56
  • 3 bedrooms: 82
  • 4 bedrooms: 28
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grassy Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 8
  • 3 bedrooms: 18
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 25
  • 1 vehicle: 17
  • 2 vehicles: 80
  • 3 vehicles: 37
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Grassy Creek township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 8
  • 2 vehicles: 24
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (6%)
  • Wood products (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (42%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (13%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7%)
  • Gasoline stations (7%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Business operations specialists (10%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (15%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Art and design workers (8%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (8%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Grassy Creek township:

  • English (30.4%)
  • United States or American (19.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (8.5%)
  • Irish (3.8%)
  • Italian (2.3%)
  • French Canadian (1.8%)
  • Scottish (1.2%)

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

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 108 (59%)
  • Carpooled: 37 (20%)
  • Walked: 10 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 29 (16%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (50%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)

80.6% of residents of Grassy Creek township speak English at home.
19.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (31% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 506
  • In family households: 440 (134 male householders, 28 female householders)
    164 spouses, 91 children (91 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 6 grandchildren, 12 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 5 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 66 (32 male householders (30 living alone)), 6 female householders (6 living alone)), 28 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 95 2-persons, 29 3-persons, 21 4-persons, 17 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 36 1-person, 2 7-or-more-persons,

60 married couples with children.
18 single-parent households (2 men, 16 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Grassy Creek township:

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