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Mountain Creek township, NC map Land area: 42.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 8.2 sq. mi.
Population: 6,916 (all rural)
Males: 3,490  (50.5%)
Females: 3,426  (49.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 6,916 (5,804 owner occupied, 1,112 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

31%


Races in Mountain Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.5%
  • Black: 4.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.9%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 40.4
Median age of females: 40.8

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Average household size: 2.44

Mountain Creek township:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.83

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,670 ($46,998 in 1999)
This township:

$47,670
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $549 (lower quartile is $449, upper quartile is $784)
Here:

$549
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $195,403 (it was $141,100 in 2000)
Mountain Creek township:

$195,403
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $126,673 - $350,686

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $296,916
Here:

$296,916
State:

$218,934

Mobile homes: $85,874
Here:

$85,874
State:

$45,354
Population density: 163 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

6.2%
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: Lake Norman of Catawba, Sherrills Ford.


Click to draw/clear Mountain Creek township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Mountain Creek township include: Hopewell Church (A), Mountain Beulah Church (B), Mountain View Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Little Mountain Aircraft Lake (A), Jones Lake (B), Mathis Chapel (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Battle Run (A), South Fork Mountain Creek (B), North Fork Mountain Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 105 (65% naturalized citizens)

Mountain Creek township:  1.5%
State:  5.3%

55% of Mountain Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 4346
  • Northeast: 608
  • Midwest: 530
  • South: 1067
  • West: 104

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $28,900

Mountain Creek township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.2%

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: 2,581
  • Two: 48
  • 3 or 4: 10
  • 5 to 9: 18
  • 10 to 19: 17
  • 20 to 49: 26
  • 50 or more: 9
  • Mobile homes: 930

Median worth of mobile homes: $70,800


Housing units in Mountain Creek township with a mortgage: 1,161 (176 second mortgage, 183 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 510

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 245
  • 1995 to 1998: 516
  • 1990 to 1994: 418
  • 1980 to 1989: 912
  • 1970 to 1979: 805
  • 1960 to 1969: 425
  • 1950 to 1959: 126
  • 1940 to 1949: 115
  • 1939 or earlier: 77

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mountain Creek township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 36
  • 4 rooms: 236
  • 5 rooms: 654
  • 6 rooms: 657
  • 7 rooms: 405
  • 8 rooms: 184
  • 9 or more rooms: 169

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mountain Creek township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 45
  • 3 rooms: 41
  • 4 rooms: 145
  • 5 rooms: 128
  • 6 rooms: 24
  • 7 rooms: 41
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 34

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mountain Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 53
  • 2 bedrooms: 421
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,574
  • 4 bedrooms: 222
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 88

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mountain Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 53
  • 2 bedrooms: 219
  • 3 bedrooms: 158
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 16

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

  • no vehicle: 109
  • 1 vehicle: 430
  • 2 vehicles: 982
  • 3 vehicles: 544
  • 4 vehicles: 200
  • 5 or more vehicles: 93

Cars and other vehicles available in Mountain Creek township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 30
  • 1 vehicle: 196
  • 2 vehicles: 170
  • 3 vehicles: 52
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 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 (17%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Mountain Creek township:

  • United States or American (36.9%)
  • German (17.0%)
  • English (8.2%)
  • Irish (5.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4.5%)
  • Polish (4.1%)
  • Scottish (2.3%)

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

  • Costa Rica (17%)
  • Germany (16%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)
  • Spain (10%)
  • Austria (10%)
  • Other Caribbean (10%)
  • Thailand (8%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,013 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 407 (11%)
  • Walked: 43 (1%)
  • Other means: 13 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 116 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

98.3% of residents of Mountain Creek township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,795
  • In family households: 5,915 (1,829 male householders, 285 female householders)
    1,827 spouses, 1,719 children (1,473 natural, 61 adopted, 185 stepchildren), 54 grandchildren, 10 brothers or sisters, 23 parents, 103 other relatives, 65 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 880 (389 male householders (270 living alone)), 338 female householders (327 living alone)), 153 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 1,084 2-persons, 512 3-persons, 388 4-persons, 110 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 597 1-person, 125 2-persons, 5 4-persons,

1,126 married couples with children.
254 single-parent households (93 men, 161 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): 14
Here:

5.2%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17
Here:

12.9%
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 Mountain Creek township:

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