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Limestone township, NC map Land area: 27.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population: 13,874 (90% urban, 10% rural)
Males: 6,689  (48.2%)
Females: 7,185  (51.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 13,690 (10,335 owner occupied, 3,355 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%


Races in Limestone township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 89.4%
  • Black: 6.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.5%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 37.8
Median age of females: 38.7

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Average household size: 2.44

Limestone township:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.92

Estimated median household income in 2009: $49,325 ($44,464 in 1999)
This township:

$49,325
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $797 (lower quartile is $550, upper quartile is $965)
Here:

$797
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $256,879 (it was $134,700 in 2000)
Limestone township:

$256,879
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $164,735 - $375,154

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $282,031
Here:

$282,031
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $261,837
Here:

$261,837
State:

$173,323

In 2-unit structures: $186,298
Here:

$186,298
State:

$203,185

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,026
Here:

$126,026
State:

$158,140

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $69,559
Here:

$69,559
State:

$188,560

Mobile homes: $51,528
Here:

$51,528
State:

$45,354

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $2,395
Here:

$2,395
State:

$48,806
Population density: 500 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

7.9%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

3.0%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Limestone township: Brookwood Golf Club (A), Asheville Steam Plant (B), Lutheridge Camp (C), Fletcher Plaza (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Limestone township include: Nativity Church (A), Mount Zion Church (B), Mount Carmel Church (C), Lutheridge Chapel (D), Chapel Hill Church (E), Fletcher Church (F), Saint Barnabas Church (G), Sunnyview Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hunter Cemetery (1), Williams Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Julian (A), Skelton Twin Lakes (B), Brown Lake (C), Capps Lake (D), Groves Lake (E), Bass Pond (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fourmile Branch (A), Ducker Creek (B), Dingle Creek (C), Merrill Cove Creek (D), Robinson Creek (E), Rooul Branch (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 497 (39% naturalized citizens)

Limestone township:  3.6%
State:  5.3%

52% of Limestone township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 33% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 7175
  • Northeast: 1359
  • Midwest: 1202
  • South: 3125
  • West: 534

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $181,500


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.2%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

101 people in nursing homes
83 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,826
  • One, attached: 203
  • Two: 39
  • 3 or 4: 185
  • 5 to 9: 384
  • 10 to 19: 313
  • 20 to 49: 186
  • 50 or more: 34
  • Mobile homes: 958
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $23,400


Housing units in Limestone township with a mortgage: 2,227 (223 second mortgage, 564 home equity loan, 33 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 823

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 219
  • 1995 to 1998: 1,057
  • 1990 to 1994: 886
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,508
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,068
  • 1960 to 1969: 635
  • 1950 to 1959: 355
  • 1940 to 1949: 171
  • 1939 or earlier: 237

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 44
  • 3 rooms: 107
  • 4 rooms: 429
  • 5 rooms: 848
  • 6 rooms: 860
  • 7 rooms: 774
  • 8 rooms: 526
  • 9 or more rooms: 527

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

  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 95
  • 3 rooms: 194
  • 4 rooms: 551
  • 5 rooms: 423
  • 6 rooms: 178
  • 7 rooms: 34
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9 or more rooms: 15

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 71
  • 2 bedrooms: 822
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,225
  • 4 bedrooms: 769
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 228

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Limestone township:

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 270
  • 2 bedrooms: 789
  • 3 bedrooms: 431
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 109
  • 1 vehicle: 919
  • 2 vehicles: 1,864
  • 3 vehicles: 903
  • 4 vehicles: 208
  • 5 or more vehicles: 112

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

  • no vehicle: 97
  • 1 vehicle: 766
  • 2 vehicles: 523
  • 3 vehicles: 88
  • 4 vehicles: 33
  • 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 (9%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Limestone township:

  • United States or American (16.2%)
  • English (15.2%)
  • German (13.4%)
  • Irish (11.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (8.0%)
  • Scottish (4.3%)
  • Italian (2.6%)

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

  • United Kingdom (16%)
  • Greece (15%)
  • Korea (13%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Taiwan (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,480 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 686 (9%)
  • Taxi: 26 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 23 (0%)
  • Other means: 43 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 269 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Utility gas (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

101 people in nursing homes
83 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

94.5% of residents of Limestone township speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 43% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (83% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,776
  • In family households: 11,843 (3,170 male householders, 836 female householders)
    3,339 spouses, 4,007 children (3,724 natural, 117 adopted, 166 stepchildren), 99 grandchildren, 38 brothers or sisters, 78 parents, 74 other relatives, 202 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,933 (806 male householders (676 living alone)), 832 female householders (726 living alone)), 295 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 246 (99 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,815 2-persons, 975 3-persons, 819 4-persons, 304 5-persons, 78 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,402 1-person, 201 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 13 5-persons,

2,527 married couples with children.
775 single-parent households (136 men, 639 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 111
Here:

6.6%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 30
Here:

4.1%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

4.7%
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 Limestone township:

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