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North Cove township, NC map Land area: 83.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 2,279 (all rural)
Males: 1,145  (50.2%)
Females: 1,134  (49.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,279 (1,717 owner occupied, 562 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%


Races in North Cove township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.2%
  • Black: 0.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 38.7
Median age of females: 40.3

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Average household size: 2.47

North Cove township:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.90

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,591 ($33,727 in 1999)
This township:

$37,591
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $361 (lower quartile is $306, upper quartile is $445)
Here:

$361
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $127,468 (it was $79,100 in 2000)
North Cove township:

$127,468
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,446 - $246,704

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $233,289
Here:

$233,289
State:

$218,934

Mobile homes: $71,401
Here:

$71,401
State:

$45,354
Population density: 27 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

12.0%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

4.4%
Whole state:

5.5%

Click to draw/clear North Cove township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in North Cove township: Rocky Siding (A), The Loop (B), Woodlawn Work Center (C), Loop (D), North Carolina State Fish Hatchery (E), Bear Den Campground (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in North Cove township include: North Cove Church (A), Cox Creek Church (B), Conley Memorial Church (C), Concord Church (D), Turkey Cove Church (E), Pepper Creek Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lonon Cemetery (1), Hollifield Cemetery (2), Green Mountain Cemetery (3), Good Cemetery (4), Brown Cemetery (5), Biddix Cemetery (6), Wilson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Yancey Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pepper Creek (A), House Branch (B), Honeycutt Creek (C), Hickory Bottom Branch (D), Harris Creek (E), Chestnut Cove Branch (F), Dogback Spring Branch (G), ODear Creek (H), Cox Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 39 (79% naturalized citizens)

North Cove township:  1.7%
State:  5.3%

66% of North Cove township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 1776
  • Northeast: 104
  • Midwest: 100
  • South: 241
  • West: 42

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $85,000

North Cove township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 767
  • Two: 17
  • 5 to 9: 21
  • Mobile homes: 388

Median worth of mobile homes: $38,900


Housing units in North Cove township with a mortgage: 147 (0 second mortgage, 34 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 186

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 34
  • 1995 to 1998: 107
  • 1990 to 1994: 50
  • 1980 to 1989: 207
  • 1970 to 1979: 360
  • 1960 to 1969: 105
  • 1950 to 1959: 109
  • 1940 to 1949: 81
  • 1939 or earlier: 140

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 47
  • 4 rooms: 121
  • 5 rooms: 218
  • 6 rooms: 178
  • 7 rooms: 35
  • 8 rooms: 77
  • 9 or more rooms: 28

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 97
  • 5 rooms: 60
  • 6 rooms: 47
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in North Cove township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 234
  • 3 bedrooms: 389
  • 4 bedrooms: 58
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 23

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in North Cove township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 144
  • 3 bedrooms: 76
  • 4 bedrooms: 11
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

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

  • no vehicle: 28
  • 1 vehicle: 128
  • 2 vehicles: 304
  • 3 vehicles: 172
  • 4 vehicles: 72
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in North Cove township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 27
  • 1 vehicle: 90
  • 2 vehicles: 72
  • 3 vehicles: 45
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 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 (%):



  • Textile mills and textile products (12%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Chemicals (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (7%)
  • Health and personal care, except drug, stores (5%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in North Cove township:

  • United States or American (34.9%)
  • English (18.2%)
  • Irish (11.0%)
  • German (10.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (7.3%)
  • Italian (3.9%)
  • Dutch (2.8%)

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

  • Italy (41%)
  • Colombia (21%)
  • Peru (21%)
  • Japan (18%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 938 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 167 (14%)
  • Walked: 30 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 55 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (52%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Wood (11%)

96.8% of residents of North Cove township speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (46% speak English well, 54% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,302
  • In family households: 2,046 (613 male householders, 117 female householders)
    663 spouses, 571 children (497 natural, 21 adopted, 53 stepchildren), 24 grandchildren, 13 brothers or sisters, 33 parents, 12 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 256 (105 male householders (89 living alone)), 120 female householders (113 living alone)), 31 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 359 2-persons, 225 3-persons, 88 4-persons, 55 5-persons, 3 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 202 1-person, 16 2-persons, 7 3-persons,

402 married couples with children.
100 single-parent households (24 men, 76 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

4.2%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

9.9%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 22
Here:

34.9%
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 North Cove township:

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