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Reems Creek township, NC map Land area: 39.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 8,706 (52% urban, 48% rural)
Males: 4,250  (48.8%)
Females: 4,456  (51.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 8,700 (7,143 owner occupied, 1,557 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

31%


Races in Reems Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.5%
  • Black: 0.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 41.0
Median age of females: 42.1

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Average household size: 2.41

Reems Creek township:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.82

Estimated median household income in 2009: $32,960 ($29,712 in 1999)
This township:

$32,960
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $390 (lower quartile is $275, upper quartile is $479)
Here:

$390
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $101,645 (it was $53,300 in 2000)
Reems Creek township:

$101,645
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,470 - $139,985

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $114,874
Here:

$114,874
State:

$218,934

In 2-unit structures: $98,163
Here:

$98,163
State:

$203,185

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $5,701
Here:

$5,701
State:

$188,560

Mobile homes: $68,124
Here:

$68,124
State:

$45,354
Population density: 221 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

23.0%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

10.0%
Whole state:

5.5%

Cities in this township include: Weaverville.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Churches in Reems Creek township include: Union Chapel (A), Long Chapel (B), Maple Springs Church (C), Boyds Union Chapel (D), Brittain Cove Church (E), Browns Chapel (F), Clarks Chapel (G), Pine Burr Park Church (H), Pleasant Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bradley Cemetery (1), Brank Cemetery (2), Capps Cemetery (3), Ballard Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Weaverville Reservoir (A), Woodfin Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dick Branch (A), Ox Creek (B), Bee Branch (C), Maney Branch (D), Sugarcamp Fork (E), Laurel Fork (F), Jimmy Branch (G), Herron Cove Branch (H), Gill Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 29 (48% naturalized citizens)

Reems Creek township:  0.3%
State:  5.3%

52% of Reems Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 1306
  • Northeast: 22
  • Midwest: 130
  • South: 249
  • West: 123

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $33,800


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 637
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 16
  • 3 or 4: 19
  • 5 to 9: 22
  • 10 to 19: 3
  • 20 to 49: 11
  • Mobile homes: 115

Median worth of mobile homes: $45,000


Housing units in Reems Creek township with a mortgage: 200 (15 second mortgage, 3 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 209

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 24
  • 1995 to 1998: 53
  • 1990 to 1994: 58
  • 1980 to 1989: 138
  • 1970 to 1979: 154
  • 1960 to 1969: 129
  • 1950 to 1959: 84
  • 1940 to 1949: 72
  • 1939 or earlier: 115

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 81
  • 5 rooms: 178
  • 6 rooms: 155
  • 7 rooms: 56
  • 8 rooms: 33
  • 9 or more rooms: 20

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

  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 37
  • 4 rooms: 63
  • 5 rooms: 62
  • 6 rooms: 26
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 18
  • 2 bedrooms: 144
  • 3 bedrooms: 314
  • 4 bedrooms: 53
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Reems Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 42
  • 2 bedrooms: 96
  • 3 bedrooms: 63
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 29
  • 1 vehicle: 119
  • 2 vehicles: 273
  • 3 vehicles: 76
  • 4 vehicles: 30
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

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

  • no vehicle: 34
  • 1 vehicle: 104
  • 2 vehicles: 59
  • 3 vehicles: 13
  • 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 (16%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Machinery (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Reems Creek township:

  • United States or American (25.7%)
  • Irish (15.5%)
  • English (13.9%)
  • German (9.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.9%)
  • Dutch (1.8%)

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

  • Portugal (24%)
  • Japan (21%)
  • Canada (21%)
  • India (14%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • Vietnam (7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 585 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 137 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (1%)
  • Walked: 19 (3%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 11 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (60%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

96.4% of residents of Reems Creek township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (31% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 42% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (17% speak English very well, 83% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,821
  • In family households: 1,551 (411 male householders, 109 female householders)
    422 spouses, 521 children (455 natural, 20 adopted, 46 stepchildren), 21 grandchildren, 13 brothers or sisters, 10 parents, 21 other relatives, 23 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 270 (94 male householders (80 living alone)), 130 female householders (116 living alone)), 46 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 45 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 263 2-persons, 120 3-persons, 77 4-persons, 31 5-persons, 20 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 196 1-person, 15 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 2 5-persons,

1,423 married couples with children.
377 single-parent households (79 men, 298 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 15
Here:

6.4%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

3.4%
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 Reems Creek township:

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