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Pond Mountain township, NC map Land area: 17.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 258 (all rural)
Males: 131  (50.8%)
Females: 127  (49.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 258 (240 owner occupied, 18 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

7%
State:

31%


Races in Pond Mountain township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 100.0%

Median age of males: 41.0
Median age of females: 40.9

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Average household size: 2.32

Pond Mountain township:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.85

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,999 ($37,682 in 1999)
This township:

$41,999
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $438 (lower quartile is $345, upper quartile is $567)
Here:

$438
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $101,946 (it was $59,000 in 2000)
Pond Mountain township:

$101,946
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,103 - $151,242

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $133,935
Here:

$133,935
State:

$218,934

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $171,841
Here:

$171,841
State:

$158,140

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $106,307
Here:

$106,307
State:

$188,560

Mobile homes: $29,666
Here:

$29,666
State:

$45,354

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $18,790
Here:

$18,790
State:

$48,806
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

12.3%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

3.3%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Churches in Pond Mountain township include: Mountain View Church (A), Covenant Church (B), Big Spring Church (C), Big Laurel Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Martin Cemetery (1), Greer Cemetery (2), Ham Cemetery (3), Big Laurel Cemetery (4), Burnt School Cemetery (5), Calhoun Cemetery (6), Campbell Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dixon Creek (A), Cut Laurel Creek (B), Kilby Creek (C), Woodard Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 186 (36% naturalized citizens)

Pond Mountain township:  72.1%
State:  5.3%

47% of Pond Mountain township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 2991
  • Northeast: 56
  • Midwest: 498
  • South: 533
  • West: 365

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $54,200

Pond Mountain township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,300
  • One, attached: 10
  • Two: 40
  • 3 or 4: 27
  • 5 to 9: 78
  • 10 to 19: 46
  • 50 or more: 40
  • Mobile homes: 377
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $20,600


Housing units in Pond Mountain township with a mortgage: 733 (67 second mortgage, 56 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 244

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 38
  • 1995 to 1998: 147
  • 1990 to 1994: 242
  • 1980 to 1989: 516
  • 1970 to 1979: 551
  • 1960 to 1969: 239
  • 1950 to 1959: 113
  • 1940 to 1949: 41
  • 1939 or earlier: 34

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pond Mountain township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 33
  • 4 rooms: 177
  • 5 rooms: 666
  • 6 rooms: 270
  • 7 rooms: 84
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pond Mountain township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 48
  • 3 rooms: 96
  • 4 rooms: 137
  • 5 rooms: 149
  • 6 rooms: 78
  • 7 rooms: 24
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 16

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Pond Mountain township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 39
  • 2 bedrooms: 219
  • 3 bedrooms: 973
  • 4 bedrooms: 54
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pond Mountain township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 136
  • 2 bedrooms: 160
  • 3 bedrooms: 210
  • 4 bedrooms: 26
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 16

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

  • no vehicle: 34
  • 1 vehicle: 450
  • 2 vehicles: 506
  • 3 vehicles: 197
  • 4 vehicles: 100
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Pond Mountain township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 101
  • 1 vehicle: 232
  • 2 vehicles: 207
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (9%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Machinery (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Pond Mountain township:

  • United States or American (24.6%)
  • Irish (13.4%)
  • German (12.5%)
  • English (9.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.2%)
  • Dutch (3.0%)
  • African (1.8%)

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

  • Mexico (43%)
  • El Salvador (23%)
  • Vietnam (18%)
  • Peru (6%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • Laos (2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,763 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 308 (14%)
  • Walked: 7 (0%)
  • Other means: 30 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 39 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

93.8% of residents of Pond Mountain township speak English at home.
5.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,533
  • In family households: 3,937 (997 male householders, 251 female householders)
    934 spouses, 1,290 children (1,132 natural, 22 adopted, 136 stepchildren), 170 grandchildren, 44 brothers or sisters, 39 parents, 135 other relatives, 77 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 596 (207 male householders (200 living alone)), 333 female householders (292 living alone)), 56 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 99 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 517 2-persons, 318 3-persons, 248 4-persons, 94 5-persons, 34 6-persons, 37 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 492 1-person, 43 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 2 4-persons,

45 married couples with children.
3 single-parent households (1 men, 2 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 21
Here:

3.5%
North Carolina:

8.2%

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

4.0%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

7.2%
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 Pond Mountain township:

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