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Oconeechee township, NC map Land area: 65.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.8 sq. mi.
Population: 2,218 (55% urban, 45% rural)
Males: 1,002  (45.2%)
Females: 1,216  (54.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,213 (1,563 owner occupied, 650 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

31%


Races in Oconeechee township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 9.1%
  • Black: 89.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 38.2
Median age of females: 40.4

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Average household size: 2.51

Oconeechee township:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.11

Estimated median household income in 2009: $24,381 ($21,875 in 1999)
This township:

$24,381
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $314 (lower quartile is $238, upper quartile is $400)
Here:

$314
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $75,997 (it was $50,900 in 2000)
Oconeechee township:

$75,997
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,640 - $111,652

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $116,322
Here:

$116,322
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $827,916
Here:

$827,916
State:

$173,323

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $674,075
Here:

$674,075
State:

$158,140

Mobile homes: $83,695
Here:

$83,695
State:

$45,354
Population density: 34 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

29.2%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

13.5%
Whole state:

5.5%

Cities in this township include: Garysburg.


Click to draw/clear Oconeechee township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Oconeechee township include: Hill Chapel (A), Parker Chapel (B), Roanoke Chapel (C), Roanoke-Salem Church (D), Saint Johns Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Barrows Millpond (A), Johnstons Pond (B), Johnstons Pond-B (C), Johnson Pond Number Three (D), Johnson Pond Number Four (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Quankey Creek (A), Trouble Field Creek (B), Occoneechee Creek (C), Mush Island Gut (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 12 (83% naturalized citizens)

Oconeechee township:  0.5%
State:  5.3%

73% of Oconeechee township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 1880
  • Northeast: 66
  • Midwest: 29
  • South: 172
  • West: 3

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $41,700

Oconeechee 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: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 620
  • One, attached: 38
  • Two: 31
  • 3 or 4: 6
  • 5 to 9: 4
  • 10 to 19: 3
  • Mobile homes: 265
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,500


Housing units in Oconeechee township with a mortgage: 228 (8 second mortgage, 38 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 186

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 7
  • 1995 to 1998: 62
  • 1990 to 1994: 70
  • 1980 to 1989: 207
  • 1970 to 1979: 228
  • 1960 to 1969: 128
  • 1950 to 1959: 98
  • 1940 to 1949: 93
  • 1939 or earlier: 86

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 40
  • 4 rooms: 72
  • 5 rooms: 175
  • 6 rooms: 160
  • 7 rooms: 80
  • 8 rooms: 58
  • 9 or more rooms: 38

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 60
  • 4 rooms: 62
  • 5 rooms: 68
  • 6 rooms: 42
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 15
  • 2 bedrooms: 126
  • 3 bedrooms: 380
  • 4 bedrooms: 77
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 25

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oconeechee township:

  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 44
  • 2 bedrooms: 89
  • 3 bedrooms: 96
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 1

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

  • no vehicle: 100
  • 1 vehicle: 202
  • 2 vehicles: 153
  • 3 vehicles: 132
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5 or more vehicles: 10

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

  • no vehicle: 120
  • 1 vehicle: 89
  • 2 vehicles: 33
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 3

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (18%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (13%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Paper (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Oconeechee township:

  • African (9.9%)
  • United States or American (5.5%)
  • English (1.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0.8%)
  • German (0.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (0.4%)
  • Israeli (0.2%)

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

  • Panama (67%)
  • Melanesia (17%)
  • Mexico (17%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 549 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 156 (21%)
  • Walked: 13 (2%)
  • Other means: 9 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

96.4% of residents of Oconeechee township speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (96% speak English very well, 4% speak English not well).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,171
  • In family households: 1,830 (287 male householders, 299 female householders)
    276 spouses, 687 children (649 natural, 21 adopted, 17 stepchildren), 74 grandchildren, 56 brothers or sisters, 45 parents, 47 other relatives, 59 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 341 (121 male householders (111 living alone)), 191 female householders (180 living alone)), 29 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 213 2-persons, 162 3-persons, 123 4-persons, 62 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 17 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 291 1-person, 20 2-persons, 1 5-persons,

223 married couples with children.
262 single-parent households (26 men, 236 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 23
Here:

7.5%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20
Here:

12.3%
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 Oconeechee township:

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