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Grays Creek township, NC map Land area: 48.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population: 7,866 (35% urban, 65% rural)
Males: 3,878  (49.3%)
Females: 3,988  (50.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 7,826 (6,771 owner occupied, 1,055 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

31%


Races in Grays Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 71.3%
  • Black: 20.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 3.6%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.7%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 35.3
Median age of females: 36.0

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Average household size: 2.77

Grays Creek township:

2.8 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.10

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,366 ($40,707 in 1999)
This township:

$44,366
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $548 (lower quartile is $483, upper quartile is $660)
Here:

$548
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $122,445 (it was $83,700 in 2000)
Grays Creek township:

$122,445
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,587 - $226,249

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $220,560
Here:

$220,560
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $2,318,168
Here:

$2,318,168
State:

$173,323

Mobile homes: $87,902
Here:

$87,902
State:

$45,354
Population density: 162 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

11.5%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

5.6%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Grays Creek Community Center (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Grays Creek township include: First United Church (A), Union Church (B), Marvin Church (C), Mount Pisgah Church (D), Mount Vernon Church (E), Cape Fear Church (F), Willis Creek Church (G), Sherwood Church (H), House of Prayer (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McMillan Cemetery (1), Willis Creek Cemetery (2), Parnell Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Rainbow Pond (A), Rainey Pond (B), Marsh Wood Lake (C), Verdery Pond (D), McNeill Pond (E), Odom Bay (F), Indian Camp Swamp (G), Murphy Swamp (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Swans Creek (A), Willis Creek (B), Longs Branch (C), Kirks Mill Creek (D), Grays Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 191 (63% naturalized citizens)

Grays Creek township:  2.4%
State:  5.3%

64% of Grays Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 34% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 5324
  • Northeast: 520
  • Midwest: 303
  • South: 1165
  • West: 229

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $127,100

Grays Creek township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.7%

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

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

38 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,787
  • One, attached: 8
  • Two: 7
  • Mobile homes: 1,266

Median worth of mobile homes: $47,900


Housing units in Grays Creek township with a mortgage: 1,011 (113 second mortgage, 195 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 291

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 85
  • 1995 to 1998: 710
  • 1990 to 1994: 637
  • 1980 to 1989: 637
  • 1970 to 1979: 456
  • 1960 to 1969: 292
  • 1950 to 1959: 104
  • 1940 to 1949: 75
  • 1939 or earlier: 72

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 158
  • 4 rooms: 240
  • 5 rooms: 596
  • 6 rooms: 621
  • 7 rooms: 425
  • 8 rooms: 270
  • 9 or more rooms: 123

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 32
  • 4 rooms: 97
  • 5 rooms: 133
  • 6 rooms: 52
  • 7 rooms: 28
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 52
  • 2 bedrooms: 455
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,594
  • 4 bedrooms: 297
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 33

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grays Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 52
  • 2 bedrooms: 77
  • 3 bedrooms: 204
  • 4 bedrooms: 41
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 82
  • 1 vehicle: 599
  • 2 vehicles: 1,126
  • 3 vehicles: 499
  • 4 vehicles: 110
  • 5 or more vehicles: 25

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

  • no vehicle: 45
  • 1 vehicle: 201
  • 2 vehicles: 88
  • 3 vehicles: 20
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (18%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Food (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Grays Creek township:

  • United States or American (18.8%)
  • English (8.5%)
  • German (8.1%)
  • Irish (7.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4.7%)
  • Scottish (2.5%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.1%)

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

  • Germany (31%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (19%)
  • Honduras (17%)
  • Dominican Republic (9%)
  • Hungary (5%)
  • Nicaragua (5%)
  • Peru (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,944 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 628 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 4 (0%)
  • Other means: 5 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 48 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (67%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

38 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

94.4% of residents of Grays Creek township speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 61% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,778
  • In family households: 6,967 (1,725 male householders, 454 female householders)
    1,759 spouses, 2,526 children (2,336 natural, 39 adopted, 151 stepchildren), 144 grandchildren, 73 brothers or sisters, 51 parents, 66 other relatives, 169 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 811 (317 male householders (264 living alone)), 329 female householders (262 living alone)), 165 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 36 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 818 2-persons, 587 3-persons, 456 4-persons, 222 5-persons, 85 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 526 1-person, 99 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 5 5-persons,

1,469 married couples with children.
534 single-parent households (129 men, 405 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 78
Here:

7.0%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 54
Here:

11.0%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18
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 Grays Creek township:

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