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Jefferson township, NC map Land area: 29.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 4,107 (all rural)
Males: 1,918  (46.7%)
Females: 2,189  (53.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,862 (2,905 owner occupied, 957 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%


Races in Jefferson township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.2%
  • Black: 1.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 44.0
Median age of females: 47.4

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Average household size: 2.25

Jefferson township:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.74

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,251 ($28,039 in 1999)
This township:

$31,251
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $338 (lower quartile is $229, upper quartile is $424)
Here:

$338
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $163,286 (it was $94,500 in 2000)
Jefferson township:

$163,286
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $96,134 - $269,493

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $254,765
Here:

$254,765
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,342,151
Here:

$1,342,151
State:

$173,323

In 2-unit structures: $155,430
Here:

$155,430
State:

$203,185

Mobile homes: $39,165
Here:

$39,165
State:

$45,354
Population density: 139 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

11.7%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

2.8%
Whole state:

5.5%

Cities in this township include: Jefferson.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Jefferson township: Index (A), Wagoner Road Access (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jefferson township include: Welcome Home Church (A), Bristol Church (B), Senter Church (C), Friendship Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Walters-Jacobs Cemetery (1), Ashelawn Memorial Gardens (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ezra Fork (A), Dog Creek (B), Creasey Branch (C), Bear Creek (D), Silas Branch (E), Roan Creek (F), Potter Branch (G), Naked Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Jefferson township: New River State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 59 (8% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson township:  1.4%
State:  5.3%

62% of Jefferson township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 3134
  • Northeast: 196
  • Midwest: 128
  • South: 482
  • West: 13

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $86,300

Jefferson township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Jefferson township, North Carolina:

  • 227 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,319
  • One, attached: 81
  • Two: 48
  • 3 or 4: 39
  • 5 to 9: 65
  • 10 to 19: 43
  • 20 to 49: 26
  • 50 or more: 55
  • Mobile homes: 320

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,800


Housing units in Jefferson township with a mortgage: 476 (32 second mortgage, 125 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 437

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 56
  • 1995 to 1998: 199
  • 1990 to 1994: 252
  • 1980 to 1989: 420
  • 1970 to 1979: 322
  • 1960 to 1969: 272
  • 1950 to 1959: 254
  • 1940 to 1949: 95
  • 1939 or earlier: 126

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 33
  • 4 rooms: 134
  • 5 rooms: 290
  • 6 rooms: 272
  • 7 rooms: 210
  • 8 rooms: 174
  • 9 or more rooms: 138

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 47
  • 3 rooms: 109
  • 4 rooms: 129
  • 5 rooms: 95
  • 6 rooms: 47
  • 7 rooms: 15
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

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

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 237
  • 3 bedrooms: 711
  • 4 bedrooms: 256
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 33

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson township:

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 119
  • 2 bedrooms: 192
  • 3 bedrooms: 123
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 50
  • 1 vehicle: 342
  • 2 vehicles: 524
  • 3 vehicles: 227
  • 4 vehicles: 82
  • 5 or more vehicles: 30

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

  • no vehicle: 110
  • 1 vehicle: 189
  • 2 vehicles: 110
  • 3 vehicles: 31
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (13%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson township:

  • United States or American (39.8%)
  • German (16.5%)
  • English (12.3%)
  • Irish (10.3%)
  • Dutch (3.6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.5%)
  • Scottish (3.0%)

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

  • Mexico (71%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • Romania (5%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Other Northern Africa (3%)
  • Jamaica (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,424 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 237 (13%)
  • Taxi: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 25 (1%)
  • Other means: 29 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 86 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (56%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

People in group quarters in Jefferson township, North Carolina:

  • 227 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

96.3% of residents of Jefferson township speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,794
  • In family households: 3,203 (894 male householders, 288 female householders)
    908 spouses, 979 children (951 natural, 24 adopted, 4 stepchildren), 34 grandchildren, 18 brothers or sisters, 13 parents, 35 other relatives, 34 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 591 (214 male householders (182 living alone)), 310 female householders (292 living alone)), 67 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 248 (228 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 674 2-persons, 252 3-persons, 196 4-persons, 51 5-persons, 9 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 474 1-person, 40 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 2 6-persons,

535 married couples with children.
177 single-parent households (36 men, 141 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

0.6%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

1.0%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

2.6%
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 Jefferson township:

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