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Helton township, NC map Land area: 20.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 710 (all rural)
Males: 366  (51.5%)
Females: 344  (48.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 710 (620 owner occupied, 90 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

31%


Races in Helton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.5%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 44.2
Median age of females: 46.6

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Average household size: 2.25

Helton township:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.71

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,271 ($31,645 in 1999)
This township:

$35,271
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $428 (lower quartile is $388, upper quartile is $518)
Here:

$428
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $144,625 (it was $83,700 in 2000)
Helton township:

$144,625
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,964 - $237,057

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $269,446
Here:

$269,446
State:

$218,934

Mobile homes: $76,620
Here:

$76,620
State:

$45,354
Population density: 35 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

16.1%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

6.8%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Helton township include: Greenwood Church (A), Helton Church (B), Liberty Church (C), Trinity Church (D), Little Helton Church (E), Helton Church (F), Pleasant Valley Church (G), Zion Hill Church (H), Sturgill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hurley Cemetery (1), Graybeal Cemetery (2), Greenwood Cemetery (3), Blevins Cemetery (4), Brooks Cemetery (5), Sullivan Cemetery (6), Sturgill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lost Branch (A), Shippy Branch (B), Jerd Branch (C), Slippy Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

79% of Helton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 613
  • Northeast: 31
  • Midwest: 17
  • South: 59
  • West: 12

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $12,500

Helton 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: 234
  • Mobile homes: 109

Median worth of mobile homes: $67,000


Housing units in Helton township with a mortgage: 34 (7 second mortgage, 7 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 40

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 9
  • 1995 to 1998: 26
  • 1990 to 1994: 34
  • 1980 to 1989: 40
  • 1970 to 1979: 70
  • 1960 to 1969: 68
  • 1950 to 1959: 25
  • 1940 to 1949: 6
  • 1939 or earlier: 65

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Helton township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 41
  • 5 rooms: 87
  • 6 rooms: 42
  • 7 rooms: 58
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9 or more rooms: 14

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Helton township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 7
  • 5 rooms: 19
  • 6 rooms: 6
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Helton township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 59
  • 3 bedrooms: 169
  • 4 bedrooms: 39
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Helton township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 13
  • 3 bedrooms: 19
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 36
  • 1 vehicle: 54
  • 2 vehicles: 87
  • 3 vehicles: 72
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

Cars and other vehicles available in Helton township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 6
  • 2 vehicles: 26
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 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 (23%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (10%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Apparel (12%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (8%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Art and design workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Helton township:

  • United States or American (43.5%)
  • German (20.4%)
  • English (9.9%)
  • Irish (9.9%)
  • Scottish (6.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.6%)
  • Hungarian (1.8%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 239 (64%)
  • Carpooled: 46 (12%)
  • Walked: 6 (2%)
  • Other means: 13 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 68 (18%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (69%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Electricity (6%)

99.0% of residents of Helton township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 732
  • In family households: 641 (183 male householders, 35 female householders)
    197 spouses, 199 children (171 natural, 0 adopted, 28 stepchildren), 9 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 18 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 91 (38 male householders (27 living alone)), 41 female householders (41 living alone)), 12 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 122 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 53 4-persons, 12 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 68 1-person, 11 2-persons,

104 married couples with children.
14 single-parent households (7 men, 7 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 Helton township:

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