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Mills River township, NC map Land area: 77.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 10,868 (2% urban, 98% rural)
Males: 5,316  (48.9%)
Females: 5,552  (51.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 10,868 (9,437 owner occupied, 1,431 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

31%


Races in Mills River township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.2%
  • Black: 1.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 42.6
Median age of females: 43.6

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Average household size: 2.40

Mills River township:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.75

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,328 ($44,804 in 1999)
This township:

$50,328
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $556 (lower quartile is $453, upper quartile is $847)
Here:

$556
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $211,710 (it was $118,400 in 2000)
Mills River township:

$211,710
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $128,742 - $317,781

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $264,279
Here:

$264,279
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $283,915
Here:

$283,915
State:

$173,323

In 2-unit structures: $302,083
Here:

$302,083
State:

$203,185

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $172,055
Here:

$172,055
State:

$158,140

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $103,380
Here:

$103,380
State:

$188,560

Mobile homes: $83,929
Here:

$83,929
State:

$45,354
Population density: 141 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

6.5%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

2.3%
Whole state:

5.5%

Cities in this township include: Etowah.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Mills River township: Camp Osceola (A), Turkeypen Checking Station (B), North Mills River Recreation Area (C), Hayes Mill (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mills River township include: Mount Gilead Church (A), Mills River Church (B), Maple Hill Church (C), Forge Valley Church (D), Fanning Chapel (E), Emmanuel Church (F), Boylston Creek Church (G), Bethel Church (H), Mills River Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jones Cemetery (1), Whitaker Cemetery (2), Stuart Cemetery (3), Sitton-Gillespie Cemetery (4), Mills River Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Forge Mountain Grist Mill Lake (A), Lyday Lake (B), Holloman Pond (C), McElrath Lake (D), Silver Lake (E), Kleine Lake (F), Pierce Lake (G), Hendersonville Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: House Branch (A), Pea Branch (B), Hammett Branch (C), Goldmine Branch (D), Foster Creek (E), Fletcher Creek (F), Davie Branch (G), Crawford Branch (H), Case Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 265 (69% naturalized citizens)

Mills River township:  2.4%
State:  5.3%

58% of Mills River township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 6123
  • Northeast: 1202
  • Midwest: 1075
  • South: 1816
  • West: 284

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $123,400

Mills River township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.3%

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,701
  • One, attached: 78
  • Two: 35
  • 3 or 4: 61
  • 5 to 9: 8
  • Mobile homes: 991
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Median worth of mobile homes: $40,200


Housing units in Mills River township with a mortgage: 1,853 (204 second mortgage, 274 home equity loan, 24 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,029

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 201
  • 1995 to 1998: 753
  • 1990 to 1994: 716
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,241
  • 1970 to 1979: 943
  • 1960 to 1969: 489
  • 1950 to 1959: 191
  • 1940 to 1949: 171
  • 1939 or earlier: 173

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mills River township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 60
  • 4 rooms: 455
  • 5 rooms: 891
  • 6 rooms: 1,078
  • 7 rooms: 596
  • 8 rooms: 489
  • 9 or more rooms: 331

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mills River township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 26
  • 3 rooms: 48
  • 4 rooms: 152
  • 5 rooms: 91
  • 6 rooms: 122
  • 7 rooms: 110
  • 8 rooms: 24
  • 9 or more rooms: 28

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mills River township:

  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 36
  • 2 bedrooms: 741
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,613
  • 4 bedrooms: 475
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 53

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mills River township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 60
  • 2 bedrooms: 221
  • 3 bedrooms: 288
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 17

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

  • no vehicle: 112
  • 1 vehicle: 973
  • 2 vehicles: 1,815
  • 3 vehicles: 767
  • 4 vehicles: 204
  • 5 or more vehicles: 56

Cars and other vehicles available in Mills River township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 43
  • 1 vehicle: 221
  • 2 vehicles: 283
  • 3 vehicles: 37
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (16%)
  • Food (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (9%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (12%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (10%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Private households (7%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Mills River township:

  • United States or American (21.3%)
  • German (16.7%)
  • English (15.2%)
  • Irish (9.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (7.0%)
  • Scottish (5.1%)
  • Italian (3.0%)

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

  • Germany (26%)
  • Mexico (12%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Ireland (7%)
  • Chile (6%)
  • Austria (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,369 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 518 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 39 (1%)
  • Other means: 16 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 151 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Wood (5%)

96.4% of residents of Mills River township speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (35% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 36% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,872
  • In family households: 9,629 (2,815 male householders, 646 female householders)
    3,000 spouses, 2,843 children (2,607 natural, 35 adopted, 201 stepchildren), 65 grandchildren, 33 brothers or sisters, 88 parents, 44 other relatives, 95 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,243 (429 male householders (353 living alone)), 640 female householders (570 living alone)), 174 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 1,941 2-persons, 659 3-persons, 618 4-persons, 185 5-persons, 55 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 923 1-person, 132 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 7 4-persons,

1,822 married couples with children.
363 single-parent households (96 men, 267 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 77
Here:

6.6%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 42
Here:

8.3%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 52
Here:

15.9%
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 Mills River township:

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