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Nantahala township, NC map Land area: 78.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 4.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,711 (all rural)
Males: 851  (49.7%)
Females: 860  (50.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,711 (1,407 owner occupied, 304 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

31%


Races in Nantahala township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.1%
  • Black: 0.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 2.0%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%

Median age of males: 41.3
Median age of females: 42.2

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Average household size: 2.38

Nantahala township:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.86

Estimated median household income in 2009: $20,165 ($18,092 in 1999)
This township:

$20,165
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $0
Here:

$0
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $79,476 (it was $48,200 in 2000)
Nantahala township:

$79,476
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $26,484 - $62,592

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $142,145
Here:

$142,145
State:

$218,934

Mobile homes: $25,700
Here:

$25,700
State:

$45,354
Population density: 22 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

16.7%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

8.3%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Nantahala township: Dowell Dock (A), Wesser Creek Shelter (B), Almond Park Dock (C), Alarka Dock (D), Greasy Branch Dock (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Nantahala township include: Nantahala Church (A), Mount Zion Church (B), Hightower Church (C), Euchella Church (D), Cold Springs Church (E), Brush Creek Church (F), Watia Church (G), Silvermine Church (H), Silver Creek Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ledbetter Cemetery (1), Lauada Cemetery (2), Jenkins Cemetery (3), Grant Cemetery (4), Breedlove Cemetery (5), Brush Creek Cemetery (6), Roundhill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Handpole Branch (A), Greasy Branch (B), Grant Branch (C), Gibby Branch (D), Fall Branch (E), Euchella Branch (F), Painter Branch (G), Duck Branch (H), Dolph Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Nantahala township include: Swain County Park (1), Sassafras Gap Recreation Site (2), Ferebee Memorial Picnic Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (0% naturalized citizens)

Nantahala township:  0.3%
State:  5.3%

77% of Nantahala township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 86% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 0% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 101
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 22
  • South: 56
  • West: 8

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,000

Nantahala township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 97
  • Mobile homes: 30

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Nantahala township with a mortgage: 12 (5 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 17
  • 1980 to 1989: 27
  • 1970 to 1979: 23
  • 1960 to 1969: 6
  • 1950 to 1959: 19
  • 1940 to 1949: 12
  • 1939 or earlier: 15

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 22
  • 5 rooms: 22
  • 6 rooms: 9
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 31
  • 3 bedrooms: 33
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 30
  • 2 vehicles: 37
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Metal and metal products (14%)
  • Repair and maintenance (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Food (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (39%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Registered nurses (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Nantahala township:

  • Irish (25.7%)
  • German (12.4%)
  • Italian (9.7%)
  • English (6.2%)
  • United States or American (5.3%)
  • Welsh (5.3%)
  • Scottish (3.5%)

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

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 51 (54%)
  • Carpooled: 32 (34%)
  • Walked: 8 (9%)
  • Worked at home: 3 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60%)
  • Wood (40%)

95.8% of residents of Nantahala township speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 192
  • In family households: 152 (47 male householders, 6 female householders)
    53 spouses, 42 children (37 natural, 0 adopted, 5 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 4 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 40 (24 male householders (24 living alone)), 12 female householders (6 living alone)), 4 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 28 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 4 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 30 1-person, 6 2-persons,

279 married couples with children.
46 single-parent households (14 men, 32 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): 4
Here:

50.0%
North Carolina:

6.9%

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 Nantahala township:

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