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River township, NC map Land area: 20.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 1,107 (all rural)
Males: 556  (50.2%)
Females: 551  (49.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,107 (741 owner occupied, 366 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

31%


Races in River township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.9%
  • Black: 0.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 34.1
Median age of females: 35.1

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Average household size: 2.43

River township:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.85

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,770 ($36,579 in 1999)
This township:

$40,770
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $434 (lower quartile is $393, upper quartile is $513)
Here:

$434
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $162,984 (it was $89,600 in 2000)
River township:

$162,984
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $113,250 - $242,739

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $239,663
Here:

$239,663
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $783,680
Here:

$783,680
State:

$173,323

Mobile homes: $79,840
Here:

$79,840
State:

$45,354
Population density: 54 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

10.6%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

3.6%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Tuckasegee Power Plant (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in River township: Cedar Cliff Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Smook Cemetery (1), Wyke Cemetery (2), Woodring Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Tuckasegee Lake (A), Cedar Cliff Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Caney Fork (A), Dickson Creek (B), Canoe Creek (C), Woods Branch (D), Webster Creek (E), Mine Branch (F), Kiesee Creek (G), Turkey Branch (H), West Fork Tuckasegee River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 16 (100% naturalized citizens)

River township:  1.4%
State:  5.3%

70% of River township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 893
  • Northeast: 63
  • Midwest: 24
  • South: 238
  • West: 23

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

River township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 7.9%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 358
  • One, attached: 16
  • 20 to 49: 18
  • Mobile homes: 198

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,900


Housing units in River township with a mortgage: 103 (13 second mortgage, 7 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 66

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 38
  • 1995 to 1998: 69
  • 1990 to 1994: 51
  • 1980 to 1989: 120
  • 1970 to 1979: 142
  • 1960 to 1969: 39
  • 1950 to 1959: 44
  • 1940 to 1949: 32
  • 1939 or earlier: 55

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 56
  • 5 rooms: 99
  • 6 rooms: 95
  • 7 rooms: 57
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 35

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 18
  • 4 rooms: 18
  • 5 rooms: 45
  • 6 rooms: 15
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 30
  • 2 bedrooms: 115
  • 3 bedrooms: 179
  • 4 bedrooms: 39
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in River township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 14
  • 2 bedrooms: 58
  • 3 bedrooms: 31
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 32
  • 1 vehicle: 52
  • 2 vehicles: 149
  • 3 vehicles: 120
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 83
  • 2 vehicles: 4
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 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 (31%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Paper (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (33%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Private households (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in River township:

  • United States or American (36.7%)
  • Irish (16.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (12.5%)
  • German (10.7%)
  • English (7.3%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.7%)
  • Scottish (3.7%)

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

  • Germany (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 447 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 141 (23%)
  • Other means: 17 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 14 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (36%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Wood (14%)

97.8% of residents of River township speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,257
  • In family households: 1,113 (250 male householders, 127 female householders)
    290 spouses, 400 children (370 natural, 14 adopted, 16 stepchildren), 15 grandchildren, 9 brothers or sisters, 13 parents, 0 other relatives, 9 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 144 (33 male householders (24 living alone)), 72 female householders (50 living alone)), 39 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 152 2-persons, 124 3-persons, 95 4-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 74 1-person, 31 2-persons,

178 married couples with children.
76 single-parent households (24 men, 52 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): 10
Here:

12.3%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 16
Here:

12.0%
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 River township:

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