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Oak Grove township, NC map Land area: 51.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.6 sq. mi.
Population: 27,569 (87% urban, 13% rural)
Males: 13,325  (48.3%)
Females: 14,244  (51.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 27,504 (20,492 owner occupied, 7,012 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%


Races in Oak Grove township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 48.0%
  • Black: 43.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 33.7
Median age of females: 35.0

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Average household size: 2.64

Oak Grove township:

2.6 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.04

Estimated median household income in 2009: $53,896 ($48,202 in 1999)
This township:

$53,896
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $598 (lower quartile is $486, upper quartile is $745)
Here:

$598
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $154,323 (it was $107,900 in 2000)
Oak Grove township:

$154,323
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $126,598 - $212,296

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $166,748
Here:

$166,748
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $107,183
Here:

$107,183
State:

$173,323

In 2-unit structures: $56,961
Here:

$56,961
State:

$203,185

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $68,828
Here:

$68,828
State:

$158,140

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $78,869
Here:

$78,869
State:

$188,560

Mobile homes: $58,258
Here:

$58,258
State:

$45,354
Population density: 536 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

7.7%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

3.3%
Whole state:

5.5%

Cities in this township include: Gorman.


Click to draw/clear Oak Grove township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Oak Grove township include: Saint Peters Way Church (A), Robbins Road Christian Church (B), River of Joy Worship Center (C), Old Fashioned Tabernacle (D), Mount Zoar Baptist Church (E), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (F), Glenn School Road Baptist Church (G), Fuller Memorial Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (H), Faith Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oak Grove Memorial Gardens (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Unity (A), Bailey Lake (B), Chandler Lake (C), Allen Lake (D), Brinkley Lake (E), Pettys Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Chunky Pipe Creek (A), Panther Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2,018 (17% naturalized citizens)

Oak Grove township:  7.3%
State:  5.3%

57% of Oak Grove township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 19315
  • Northeast: 2013
  • Midwest: 929
  • South: 2654
  • West: 323

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $102,600


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.1%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Oak Grove township, North Carolina:

  • 43 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,868
  • One, attached: 151
  • Two: 141
  • 3 or 4: 280
  • 5 to 9: 417
  • 10 to 19: 295
  • 20 to 49: 51
  • 50 or more: 47
  • Mobile homes: 710

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,900


Housing units in Oak Grove township with a mortgage: 5,446 (728 second mortgage, 640 home equity loan, 40 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,383

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 800
  • 1995 to 1998: 1,272
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,598
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,983
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,568
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,512
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,167
  • 1940 to 1949: 611
  • 1939 or earlier: 449

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oak Grove township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 194
  • 4 rooms: 589
  • 5 rooms: 2,438
  • 6 rooms: 2,292
  • 7 rooms: 1,315
  • 8 rooms: 708
  • 9 or more rooms: 332

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oak Grove township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 135
  • 3 rooms: 203
  • 4 rooms: 871
  • 5 rooms: 784
  • 6 rooms: 358
  • 7 rooms: 93
  • 8 rooms: 81
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Oak Grove township:

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 127
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,412
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,333
  • 4 bedrooms: 928
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 87

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oak Grove township:

  • no bedroom: 68
  • 1 bedroom: 233
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,283
  • 3 bedrooms: 900
  • 4 bedrooms: 60
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 246
  • 1 vehicle: 2,078
  • 2 vehicles: 3,612
  • 3 vehicles: 1,460
  • 4 vehicles: 378
  • 5 or more vehicles: 121

Cars and other vehicles available in Oak Grove township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 187
  • 1 vehicle: 1,245
  • 2 vehicles: 795
  • 3 vehicles: 258
  • 4 vehicles: 54
  • 5 or more vehicles: 14

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (22%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Oak Grove township:

  • United States or American (14.6%)
  • English (6.5%)
  • German (4.3%)
  • Irish (3.9%)
  • African (2.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.0%)
  • Scottish (1.3%)

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

  • Mexico (48%)
  • Honduras (11%)
  • Nigeria (6%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Other Western Africa (4%)
  • India (3%)
  • Canada (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,232 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 2,075 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 126 (1%)
  • Taxi: 11 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 117 (1%)
  • Other means: 41 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 221 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Wood (1%)

People in group quarters in Oak Grove township, North Carolina:

  • 43 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

89.7% of residents of Oak Grove township speak English at home.
7.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (35% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 26% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 27,495
  • In family households: 24,198 (5,235 male householders, 2,455 female householders)
    5,372 spouses, 8,493 children (7,772 natural, 260 adopted, 461 stepchildren), 610 grandchildren, 328 brothers or sisters, 192 parents, 643 other relatives, 870 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,297 (1,144 male householders (870 living alone)), 1,606 female householders (1,459 living alone)), 547 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 65 (39 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,104 2-persons, 2,095 3-persons, 1,487 4-persons, 627 5-persons, 220 6-persons, 157 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 2,329 1-person, 346 2-persons, 24 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 16 5-persons, 11 6-persons,

4,339 married couples with children.
1,953 single-parent households (322 men, 1,631 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 348
Here:

10.8%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 74
Here:

5.4%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 166
Here:

17.1%
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 Oak Grove township:

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