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Gum Neck township, NC map Land area: 174.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 26.3 sq. mi.
Population: 462 (all rural)
Males: 223  (48.3%)
Females: 239  (51.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 462 (376 owner occupied, 86 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

31%


Races in Gum Neck township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 70.3%
  • Black: 25.8%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 38.4
Median age of females: 38.4

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Average household size: 2.51

Gum Neck township:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.11

Estimated median household income in 2009: $32,972 ($29,583 in 1999)
This township:

$32,972
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $187 (lower quartile is $163, upper quartile is $400)
Here:

$187
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $111,075 (it was $47,500 in 2000)
Gum Neck township:

$111,075
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,125 - $166,621

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $115,812
Here:

$115,812
State:

$218,934

Mobile homes: $59,715
Here:

$59,715
State:

$45,354
Population density: 3 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

26.7%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

12.6%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Gum Neck township: Frying Pan Landing (A), Grapevine Landing (B), Gum Neck Landing (C), Kilkenny Landing (D), Swindells Store (E), Cherry Ridge Landing (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gum Neck township include: Union Chapel (A), Cedar Grove Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Piney Grove Church (D), Free Union Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Grapevine Marsh (A), Hollow Ground Swamp (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Coopers Creek (A), Southwest Fork Alligator River (B), Northwest Fork Alligator River (C), Juniper Creek (D), Gum Neck Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 4 (100% naturalized citizens)

Gum Neck township:  0.9%
State:  5.3%

87% of Gum Neck township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 79% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 386
  • Northeast: 13
  • Midwest: 15
  • South: 42
  • West: 0

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $17,500

Gum Neck township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 147
  • Mobile homes: 114

Median worth of mobile homes: $40,900


Housing units in Gum Neck township with a mortgage: 36 (8 second mortgage, 4 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 16
  • 1995 to 1998: 13
  • 1990 to 1994: 20
  • 1980 to 1989: 47
  • 1970 to 1979: 55
  • 1960 to 1969: 16
  • 1950 to 1959: 18
  • 1940 to 1949: 25
  • 1939 or earlier: 51

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Gum Neck township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 27
  • 5 rooms: 41
  • 6 rooms: 27
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gum Neck township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 5
  • 5 rooms: 31
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 4
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Gum Neck township:

  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 38
  • 3 bedrooms: 71
  • 4 bedrooms: 28
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gum Neck township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 13
  • 3 bedrooms: 27
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 44
  • 2 vehicles: 57
  • 3 vehicles: 30
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Gum Neck township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 36
  • 2 vehicles: 0
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 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 (34%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Food (3%)
  • Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Public administration (21%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (19%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Gum Neck township:

  • United States or American (52.8%)
  • English (12.9%)
  • Irish (12.6%)
  • Scottish (6.7%)
  • German (1.2%)

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

  • Germany (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 126 (62%)
  • Carpooled: 50 (25%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (3%)
  • Walked: 4 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 17 (8%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

98.4% of residents of Gum Neck township speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 460
  • In family households: 405 (104 male householders, 31 female householders)
    110 spouses, 143 children (119 natural, 9 adopted, 15 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 55 (39 male householders (39 living alone)), 16 female householders (16 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 61 2-persons, 47 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 10 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 55 1-person,

74 married couples with children.
23 single-parent households (1 men, 22 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 Gum Neck township:

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