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Peak Creek township, NC map Land area: 40.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,168 (all rural)
Males: 603  (51.6%)
Females: 565  (48.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,150 (961 owner occupied, 189 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

31%


Races in Peak Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.0%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%

Median age of males: 42.1
Median age of females: 43.9

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Average household size: 2.28

Peak Creek township:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.68

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,637 ($30,179 in 1999)
This township:

$33,637
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $375 (lower quartile is $280, upper quartile is $499)
Here:

$375
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $151,191 (it was $87,500 in 2000)
Peak Creek township:

$151,191
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $96,489 - $242,618

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $258,173
Here:

$258,173
State:

$218,934

Mobile homes: $62,005
Here:

$62,005
State:

$45,354
Population density: 29 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

15.0%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

3.7%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Peak Creek township include: Transou Church (A), Belview Church (B), Low Gap Church (C), Peak Creek Church of the Brethren (D), Cranberry Primitive Baptist Church (E), Pleasant Valley Church (F), Ebenezer Church (G), Roan Creek Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Matt Carson Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Moravian Camp Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wolf Branch (A), Piney Branch (B), Peak Creek (C), Meadow Fork (D), Laurel Fork (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 19 (100% naturalized citizens)

Peak Creek township:  1.6%
State:  5.3%

54% of Peak Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 837
  • Northeast: 61
  • Midwest: 62
  • South: 192
  • West: 0
Peak Creek township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.0%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

18 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 445
  • Two: 5
  • 3 or 4: 7
  • 5 to 9: 5
  • Mobile homes: 176
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $44,400


Housing units in Peak Creek township with a mortgage: 72 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 89

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 31
  • 1995 to 1998: 121
  • 1990 to 1994: 85
  • 1980 to 1989: 75
  • 1970 to 1979: 106
  • 1960 to 1969: 80
  • 1950 to 1959: 48
  • 1940 to 1949: 35
  • 1939 or earlier: 63

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Peak Creek township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 18
  • 4 rooms: 63
  • 5 rooms: 113
  • 6 rooms: 102
  • 7 rooms: 67
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Peak Creek township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 39
  • 5 rooms: 25
  • 6 rooms: 31
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Peak Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 88
  • 3 bedrooms: 240
  • 4 bedrooms: 37
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Peak Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 59
  • 3 bedrooms: 41
  • 4 bedrooms: 10
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 50
  • 1 vehicle: 59
  • 2 vehicles: 164
  • 3 vehicles: 91
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5 or more vehicles: 11

Cars and other vehicles available in Peak Creek township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 60
  • 2 vehicles: 35
  • 3 vehicles: 16
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (18%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (8%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Apparel (9%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Peak Creek township:

  • United States or American (35.9%)
  • English (15.9%)
  • German (13.8%)
  • Irish (7.2%)
  • Dutch (3.9%)
  • British (3.0%)
  • Swedish (2.8%)

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

  • Mexico (42%)
  • United Kingdom (32%)
  • Korea (26%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 393 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 92 (16%)
  • Worked at home: 74 (13%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (70%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Electricity (9%)

18 people in other nonhousehold living situations

97.9% of residents of Peak Creek township speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,153
  • In family households: 969 (285 male householders, 91 female householders)
    328 spouses, 247 children (229 natural, 0 adopted, 18 stepchildren), 18 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 184 (78 male householders (43 living alone)), 62 female householders (57 living alone)), 44 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 18 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 218 2-persons, 109 3-persons, 47 4-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 100 1-person, 35 2-persons, 5 3-persons,

169 married couples with children.
38 single-parent households (8 men, 30 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): 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Peak Creek township:

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