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New Light township, NC map Land area: 40.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 9.0 sq. mi.
Population: 4,708 (12% urban, 88% rural)
Males: 2,401  (51.0%)
Females: 2,307  (49.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,708 (4,078 owner occupied, 630 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

31%


Races in New Light township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 89.7%
  • Black: 5.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 36.3
Median age of females: 36.8

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Average household size: 2.74

New Light township:

2.7 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.07

Estimated median household income in 2009: $70,599 ($61,031 in 1999)
This township:

$70,599
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $483 (lower quartile is $399, upper quartile is $657)
Here:

$483
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $273,473 (it was $184,600 in 2000)
New Light township:

$273,473
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $177,017 - $415,260

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $361,603
Here:

$361,603
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $215,615
Here:

$215,615
State:

$173,323

Mobile homes: $67,091
Here:

$67,091
State:

$45,354
Population density: 117 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

4.0%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

1.8%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Camp Kanata (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in New Light township include: Ledge Rock Church (A), Union Church (B), New Light Church (C), Woodland Church (D), Olive Grove Church (E), Ridge Crest Church (F), Stony Hill Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Camp Kanata Lake Number One (A), Camp Kanata Lake Number Two (B), Jones Pond (C), Wakefield Pond Number One (D), Falls Lake (E), Lake Hughes (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Buckhorn Creek (A), Beaverdam Creek (B), Water Fork (C), Upper Barton Creek (D), Rocky Branch (E), Pierce Creek (F), New Light Creek (G), Mud Branch (H), Lowery Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in New Light township: Falls Lake State Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 162 (42% naturalized citizens)

New Light township:  3.4%
State:  5.3%

52% of New Light township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 33% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 2480
  • Northeast: 839
  • Midwest: 332
  • South: 753
  • West: 117

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $481,300

New Light 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: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,507
  • One, attached: 18
  • Two: 6
  • Mobile homes: 287

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,500


Housing units in New Light township with a mortgage: 920 (62 second mortgage, 204 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 204

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 181
  • 1995 to 1998: 354
  • 1990 to 1994: 335
  • 1980 to 1989: 312
  • 1970 to 1979: 178
  • 1960 to 1969: 145
  • 1950 to 1959: 121
  • 1940 to 1949: 56
  • 1939 or earlier: 136

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in New Light township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 118
  • 5 rooms: 272
  • 6 rooms: 227
  • 7 rooms: 239
  • 8 rooms: 235
  • 9 or more rooms: 362

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Light township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 21
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 69
  • 5 rooms: 70
  • 6 rooms: 61
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in New Light township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 26
  • 2 bedrooms: 206
  • 3 bedrooms: 761
  • 4 bedrooms: 362
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 112

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Light township:

  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 18
  • 2 bedrooms: 90
  • 3 bedrooms: 116
  • 4 bedrooms: 11
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 26
  • 1 vehicle: 165
  • 2 vehicles: 753
  • 3 vehicles: 348
  • 4 vehicles: 121
  • 5 or more vehicles: 54

Cars and other vehicles available in New Light township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 97
  • 2 vehicles: 117
  • 3 vehicles: 16
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Computer and electronic products (8%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Computer specialists (9%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in New Light township:

  • United States or American (28.8%)
  • German (15.8%)
  • Irish (11.1%)
  • English (9.9%)
  • Italian (6.8%)
  • Polish (2.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.4%)

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

  • Mexico (67%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Ireland (4%)
  • Hungary (4%)
  • Iran (3%)
  • Russia (2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,059 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 288 (12%)
  • Walked: 17 (1%)
  • Other means: 12 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 102 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Wood (4%)

96.0% of residents of New Light township speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 42% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 18% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,721
  • In family households: 4,313 (1,179 male householders, 192 female householders)
    1,280 spouses, 1,468 children (1,400 natural, 27 adopted, 41 stepchildren), 37 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 9 parents, 93 other relatives, 47 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 408 (215 male householders (167 living alone)), 127 female householders (112 living alone)), 66 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 568 2-persons, 295 3-persons, 346 4-persons, 108 5-persons, 41 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 279 1-person, 55 2-persons, 8 3-persons,

1,145 married couples with children.
128 single-parent households (51 men, 77 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 100
Here:

14.9%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 24
Here:

12.7%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

12.5%
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 New Light township:

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