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Merry Hill township, NC map Land area: 70.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 19.9 sq. mi.
Population: 965 (all rural)
Males: 458  (47.5%)
Females: 507  (52.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 965 (795 owner occupied, 170 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

31%


Races in Merry Hill township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 38.8%
  • Black: 59.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 43.3
Median age of females: 43.7

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Average household size: 2.41

Merry Hill township:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.91

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,852 ($32,167 in 1999)
This township:

$35,852
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $372 (lower quartile is $289, upper quartile is $494)
Here:

$372
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $91,699 (it was $61,100 in 2000)
Merry Hill township:

$91,699
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,844 - $122,816

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $191,942
Here:

$191,942
State:

$218,934

Mobile homes: $57,638
Here:

$57,638
State:

$45,354
Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

16.6%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

7.4%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Merry Hill township: Willis Landing (A), Peterson (B), Lawrence Landing (C), Freemans Landing (D), Capeharts Fishery (E), Willifords Landing (F), Cashoke Landing (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Merry Hill township include: Lawrence Church (A), Saint Lukes Church (B), Peterson Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Buckleberry Pocosin (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Eastmost River (A), Conaby Creek (B), Cashoke Creek (C), Broad Creek (D), Warren Neck Creek (E), Cashie River (F), Salmon Creek (G), Morgan Swamp (H), Middle River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

79% of Merry Hill township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 829
  • Northeast: 40
  • Midwest: 24
  • South: 71
  • West: 0

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $65,000

Merry Hill township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.0%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 334
  • Mobile homes: 172

Median worth of mobile homes: $43,000


Housing units in Merry Hill township with a mortgage: 135 (10 second mortgage, 18 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 65

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 5
  • 1995 to 1998: 67
  • 1990 to 1994: 70
  • 1980 to 1989: 61
  • 1970 to 1979: 124
  • 1960 to 1969: 34
  • 1950 to 1959: 28
  • 1940 to 1949: 51
  • 1939 or earlier: 66

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Merry Hill township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 31
  • 5 rooms: 58
  • 6 rooms: 70
  • 7 rooms: 58
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9 or more rooms: 36

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Merry Hill township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 17
  • 5 rooms: 28
  • 6 rooms: 19
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 11

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Merry Hill township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 45
  • 3 bedrooms: 177
  • 4 bedrooms: 45
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 11

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Merry Hill township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 37
  • 3 bedrooms: 39
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 43
  • 1 vehicle: 44
  • 2 vehicles: 118
  • 3 vehicles: 56
  • 4 vehicles: 24
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Merry Hill township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 26
  • 1 vehicle: 53
  • 2 vehicles: 18
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (%):



  • Paper (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Repair and maintenance (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (6%)
  • Construction (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (27%)
  • Apparel (11%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (14%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Merry Hill township:

  • English (11.3%)
  • United States or American (9.7%)
  • German (2.6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.9%)
  • Scottish (1.4%)
  • Greek (1.2%)
  • Canadian (0.9%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 295 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 71 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)

99.3% of residents of Merry Hill township speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 964
  • In family households: 839 (209 male householders, 66 female householders)
    232 spouses, 256 children (220 natural, 0 adopted, 36 stepchildren), 28 grandchildren, 18 brothers or sisters, 10 parents, 3 other relatives, 17 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 125 (58 male householders (58 living alone)), 59 female householders (53 living alone)), 8 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 125 2-persons, 53 3-persons, 69 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 18 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 111 1-person, 6 2-persons,

119 married couples with children.
74 single-parent households (8 men, 66 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 20
Here:

24.1%
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 Merry Hill township:

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