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Raft Swamp township, NC map Land area: 17.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 3,544 (27% urban, 73% rural)
Males: 1,869  (52.7%)
Females: 1,675  (47.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,251 (2,161 owner occupied, 1,090 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

31%


Races in Raft Swamp township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 14.7%
  • Black: 15.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 60.1%
  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.7%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%
  • Some other race: 0.3%

Median age of males: 29.9
Median age of females: 29.8

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Average household size: 2.76

Raft Swamp township:

2.8 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.28

Estimated median household income in 2009: $20,029 ($22,788 in 1999)
This township:

$20,029
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $324 (lower quartile is $191, upper quartile is $380)
Here:

$324
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $64,593 (it was $51,500 in 2000)
Raft Swamp township:

$64,593
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $35,082 - $96,961

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $260,422
Here:

$260,422
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $300,524
Here:

$300,524
State:

$173,323

Mobile homes: $56,111
Here:

$56,111
State:

$45,354
Population density: 208 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

27.4%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

12.1%
Whole state:

5.5%

Click to draw/clear Raft Swamp township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Raft Swamp township include: Holy Swamp Church (A), Burnt Swamp Church (B), Raft Swamp Church (C), Rock Hill Church (D), Tabernacle Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: White Oak Branch (A), Richland Swamp (B), Moss Neck Swamp (C), Kersey Branch (D), Jacks Branch (E), Holy Swamp (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 250 (0% naturalized citizens)

Raft Swamp township:  7.1%
State:  5.3%

55% of Raft Swamp township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 3005
  • Northeast: 121
  • Midwest: 51
  • South: 154
  • West: 25

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $22,500

Raft Swamp township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 9.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

People in group quarters in Raft Swamp township, North Carolina:

  • 225 people in state prisons
  • 63 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 5 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 389
  • One, attached: 22
  • Two: 71
  • 3 or 4: 9
  • 5 to 9: 15
  • 10 to 19: 18
  • Mobile homes: 773

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,400


Housing units in Raft Swamp township with a mortgage: 131 (0 second mortgage, 18 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 129

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 37
  • 1995 to 1998: 264
  • 1990 to 1994: 151
  • 1980 to 1989: 287
  • 1970 to 1979: 189
  • 1960 to 1969: 183
  • 1950 to 1959: 106
  • 1940 to 1949: 28
  • 1939 or earlier: 52

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Raft Swamp township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 44
  • 4 rooms: 114
  • 5 rooms: 313
  • 6 rooms: 160
  • 7 rooms: 30
  • 8 rooms: 58
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Raft Swamp township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 43
  • 4 rooms: 104
  • 5 rooms: 173
  • 6 rooms: 34
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Raft Swamp township:

  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 59
  • 2 bedrooms: 152
  • 3 bedrooms: 466
  • 4 bedrooms: 65
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Raft Swamp township:

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 59
  • 2 bedrooms: 159
  • 3 bedrooms: 161
  • 4 bedrooms: 21
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 23
  • 1 vehicle: 240
  • 2 vehicles: 244
  • 3 vehicles: 196
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5 or more vehicles: 38

Cars and other vehicles available in Raft Swamp township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 119
  • 1 vehicle: 203
  • 2 vehicles: 59
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (33%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Apparel (4%)
  • Warehousing and storage (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Food (14%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Apparel (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Leather and allied products (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (16%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Raft Swamp township:

  • United States or American (7.6%)
  • German (1.8%)
  • French Canadian (1.5%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.0%)
  • Scottish (1.0%)
  • English (0.8%)
  • Italian (0.4%)

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

  • Mexico (96%)
  • Honduras (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 948 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 261 (21%)
  • Worked at home: 20 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Wood (3%)

People in group quarters in Raft Swamp township, North Carolina:

  • 225 people in state prisons
  • 63 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 5 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

89.8% of residents of Raft Swamp township speak English at home.
9.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (14% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 58% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (53% speak English very well, 47% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,311
  • In family households: 2,902 (465 male householders, 383 female householders)
    413 spouses, 1,172 children (1,083 natural, 30 adopted, 59 stepchildren), 130 grandchildren, 136 brothers or sisters, 31 parents, 41 other relatives, 131 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 409 (184 male householders (149 living alone)), 156 female householders (140 living alone)), 69 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 295 (286 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 223 2-persons, 253 3-persons, 220 4-persons, 98 5-persons, 32 6-persons, 22 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 289 1-person, 41 2-persons, 10 4-persons,

443 married couples with children.
398 single-parent households (86 men, 312 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): 8
Here:

2.8%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

5.7%
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 Raft Swamp township:

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