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Mountain township, NC map Land area: 17.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 433 (all rural)
Males: 215  (49.7%)
Females: 218  (50.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 433 (379 owner occupied, 54 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

31%


Races in Mountain township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.8%
  • Asian: 1.4%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%

Median age of males: 44.9
Median age of females: 44.8

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Average household size: 2.28

Mountain township:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.66

Estimated median household income in 2009: $32,183 ($28,875 in 1999)
This township:

$32,183
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $519 (lower quartile is $501, upper quartile is $528)
Here:

$519
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $221,193 (it was $121,600 in 2000)
Mountain township:

$221,193
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,818 - $407,471

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $391,297
Here:

$391,297
State:

$218,934

Mobile homes: $111,480
Here:

$111,480
State:

$45,354
Population density: 24 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

16.4%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Mountain township: Double Spring Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Erastus Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Grassy Creek (A), Gem Creek (B), Dodgen Creek (C), Coggins Creek (D), Bearpen Branch (E), Taylor Creek (F), Shoal Creek (G), Jackson Creek (H), Whiterock Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 7 (0% naturalized citizens)

Mountain township:  1.6%
State:  5.3%

58% of Mountain township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 25% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 183
  • Northeast: 54
  • Midwest: 30
  • South: 127
  • West: 49
Mountain township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.2%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 307
  • Mobile homes: 85

Median worth of mobile homes: $104,900


Housing units in Mountain township with a mortgage: 32 (0 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 23

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 7
  • 1995 to 1998: 42
  • 1990 to 1994: 73
  • 1980 to 1989: 103
  • 1970 to 1979: 37
  • 1960 to 1969: 76
  • 1950 to 1959: 10
  • 1940 to 1949: 5
  • 1939 or earlier: 39

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 23
  • 4 rooms: 56
  • 5 rooms: 38
  • 6 rooms: 30
  • 7 rooms: 24
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 74
  • 3 bedrooms: 81
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mountain township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 6
  • 3 bedrooms: 13
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 51
  • 2 vehicles: 78
  • 3 vehicles: 19
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 19
  • 2 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (63%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (24%)
  • Private households (12%)
  • Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Personal and laundry services (9%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (8%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Carpenters (16%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (15%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (10%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (8%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (8%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)
  • Bus drivers (10%)
  • Legal support workers (9%)
  • Personal appearance workers (9%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (8%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Mountain township:

  • German (25.3%)
  • United States or American (23.3%)
  • Irish (10.2%)
  • Scottish (6.3%)
  • Dutch (6.0%)
  • English (4.3%)
  • Italian (3.7%)

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

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 146 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 48 (25%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Electricity (24%)

87.2% of residents of Mountain township speak English at home.
12.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (13% speak English very well, 50% speak English well, 38% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 450
  • In family households: 378 (102 male householders, 17 female householders)
    113 spouses, 139 children (139 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 7 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 72 (37 male householders (37 living alone)), 28 female householders (19 living alone)), 7 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 67 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 31 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 56 1-person, 9 2-persons,

61 married couples with children.
16 single-parent households (8 men, 8 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): 7
Here:

41.2%
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 Mountain township:

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