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Grassy Creek township, NC map Land area: 57.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 8,282 (all rural)
Males: 3,993  (48.2%)
Females: 4,289  (51.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 8,152 (6,396 owner occupied, 1,756 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

31%


Races in Grassy Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.3%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 41.1
Median age of females: 43.2

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Average household size: 2.36

Grassy Creek township:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.86

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,681 ($32,910 in 1999)
This township:

$36,681
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $387 (lower quartile is $275, upper quartile is $463)
Here:

$387
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $123,140 (it was $73,700 in 2000)
Grassy Creek township:

$123,140
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,645 - $211,816

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $213,575
Here:

$213,575
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,678,912
Here:

$1,678,912
State:

$173,323

In 2-unit structures: $578,268
Here:

$578,268
State:

$203,185

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $478,291
Here:

$478,291
State:

$188,560

Mobile homes: $46,104
Here:

$46,104
State:

$45,354
Population density: 145 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

13.2%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

4.5%
Whole state:

5.5%

Cities in this township include: Spruce Pine.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Grassy Creek township: Spruce Pine Golf Course (A), Blue Ridge Gemstone Mine and Campground (B), Springmaid Mountain Campground (C), Museum of North Carolina Minerals (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grassy Creek township include: Mount Carmel Church (A), Liberty Hill Church (B), Gouges Creek Church (C), Glenn Church (D), First Freewill Church (E), Chestnut Grove Church (F), Black Mountain Church (G), Big Crabtree Church (H), Beaver Creek Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Gurley Cemetery (1), Burnett Cemetery (2), Collis Cemetery (3), Cook Cemetery (4), McKinney Cemetery (5), Cox Cemetery (6), Bailey Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Spruce Pine Reservoir (A), Shafords Lake (B), Emerald Lake (C), Laurel Lake (D), Noname (E), Swiss Pine Lake (F), Buckner Lake (G), Deer Park Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Holley Branch (A), Graveyard Creek (B), East Fork Grassy Creek (C), Smith Branch (D), Deer Lick Branch (E), Collis Branch (F), Cathis Creek (G), North Fork Grassy Creek (H), Burnett Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 182 (29% naturalized citizens)

Grassy Creek township:  2.2%
State:  5.3%

65% of Grassy Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% 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: 6598
  • Northeast: 257
  • Midwest: 308
  • South: 718
  • West: 142

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $78,300

Grassy Creek township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

130 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,817
  • One, attached: 24
  • Two: 101
  • 3 or 4: 116
  • 5 to 9: 100
  • 10 to 19: 9
  • 20 to 49: 23
  • 50 or more: 14
  • Mobile homes: 853
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 22

Median worth of mobile homes: $28,700


Housing units in Grassy Creek township with a mortgage: 1,021 (161 second mortgage, 155 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 810

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 108
  • 1995 to 1998: 321
  • 1990 to 1994: 316
  • 1980 to 1989: 736
  • 1970 to 1979: 971
  • 1960 to 1969: 463
  • 1950 to 1959: 584
  • 1940 to 1949: 315
  • 1939 or earlier: 265

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

  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 77
  • 4 rooms: 410
  • 5 rooms: 799
  • 6 rooms: 675
  • 7 rooms: 372
  • 8 rooms: 199
  • 9 or more rooms: 137

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

  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 106
  • 4 rooms: 233
  • 5 rooms: 211
  • 6 rooms: 119
  • 7 rooms: 21
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9 or more rooms: 17

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

  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 58
  • 2 bedrooms: 756
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,519
  • 4 bedrooms: 266
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 77

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grassy Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 126
  • 2 bedrooms: 358
  • 3 bedrooms: 233
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 15

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

  • no vehicle: 188
  • 1 vehicle: 708
  • 2 vehicles: 1,061
  • 3 vehicles: 542
  • 4 vehicles: 147
  • 5 or more vehicles: 39

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

  • no vehicle: 120
  • 1 vehicle: 364
  • 2 vehicles: 205
  • 3 vehicles: 49
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (16%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Chemicals (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Chemicals (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (6%)
  • Apparel (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Woodworkers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Grassy Creek township:

  • United States or American (37.9%)
  • English (13.5%)
  • Irish (9.9%)
  • German (9.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (7.4%)
  • Scottish (3.3%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.6%)

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

  • Mexico (58%)
  • Canada (13%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • India (3%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,965 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 690 (18%)
  • Walked: 46 (1%)
  • Other means: 22 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 57 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (65%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Wood (6%)

130 people in nursing homes

95.9% of residents of Grassy Creek township speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,112
  • In family households: 7,013 (2,054 male householders, 389 female householders)
    2,110 spouses, 2,097 children (1,897 natural, 38 adopted, 162 stepchildren), 122 grandchildren, 75 brothers or sisters, 64 parents, 72 other relatives, 30 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,099 (372 male householders (344 living alone)), 637 female householders (588 living alone)), 90 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 132 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 1,193 2-persons, 565 3-persons, 446 4-persons, 168 5-persons, 66 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 932 1-person, 67 2-persons, 10 3-persons,

1,319 married couples with children.
364 single-parent households (92 men, 272 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 58
Here:

6.3%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 36
Here:

8.9%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 36
Here:

19.9%
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 Grassy Creek township:

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