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Sandy Mush township, NC map Land area: 34.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,351 (all rural)
Males: 688  (50.9%)
Females: 663  (49.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,351 (1,191 owner occupied, 160 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

31%


Races in Sandy Mush township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.5%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 38.5
Median age of females: 40.4

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Average household size: 2.46

Sandy Mush township:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.84

Estimated median household income in 2009: $43,756 ($39,444 in 1999)
This township:

$43,756
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $521 (lower quartile is $415, upper quartile is $608)
Here:

$521
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $192,993 (it was $101,200 in 2000)
Sandy Mush township:

$192,993
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $107,872 - $258,919

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $244,003
Here:

$244,003
State:

$218,934

Mobile homes: $48,720
Here:

$48,720
State:

$45,354
Population density: 40 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

4.3%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

2.5%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Sandy Mush township include: Union Church (A), Jones Valley Church (B), Ebenezer Church (C), Chestnut Grove Church (D), Beulah Church (E), Payne Chapel (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hogeye Branch (A), Clark Branch (B), Bee Branch (C), Bald Fork (D), Sugar Creek (E), Long Branch (F), Little Sandymush Creek (G), Willow Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 47 (4% naturalized citizens)

Sandy Mush township:  3.5%
State:  5.3%

67% of Sandy Mush township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 751
  • Northeast: 30
  • Midwest: 130
  • South: 19
  • West: 13

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $137,500

Sandy Mush township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.9%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 343
  • One, attached: 2
  • 3 or 4: 6
  • 5 to 9: 18
  • Mobile homes: 96

Median worth of mobile homes: $26,500


Housing units in Sandy Mush township with a mortgage: 117 (7 second mortgage, 14 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 91

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 17
  • 1995 to 1998: 37
  • 1990 to 1994: 62
  • 1980 to 1989: 75
  • 1970 to 1979: 104
  • 1960 to 1969: 30
  • 1950 to 1959: 40
  • 1940 to 1949: 18
  • 1939 or earlier: 82

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sandy Mush township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 35
  • 5 rooms: 102
  • 6 rooms: 75
  • 7 rooms: 53
  • 8 rooms: 41
  • 9 or more rooms: 61

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sandy Mush township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 20
  • 5 rooms: 6
  • 6 rooms: 22
  • 7 rooms: 1
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sandy Mush township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 114
  • 3 bedrooms: 187
  • 4 bedrooms: 43
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 21

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sandy Mush township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 29
  • 3 bedrooms: 13
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 121
  • 2 vehicles: 127
  • 3 vehicles: 80
  • 4 vehicles: 27
  • 5 or more vehicles: 17

Cars and other vehicles available in Sandy Mush township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 28
  • 2 vehicles: 26
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Sandy Mush township:

  • German (37.3%)
  • United States or American (12.3%)
  • Norwegian (11.7%)
  • Swedish (6.9%)
  • English (6.5%)
  • Yugoslavian (5.0%)
  • Dutch (4.8%)

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

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (94%)
  • Korea (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 444 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 61 (11%)
  • Worked at home: 45 (8%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48%)
  • Utility gas (41%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (4%)

94.0% of residents of Sandy Mush township speak English at home.
6.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (23% speak English very well, 46% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 996
  • In family households: 873 (278 male householders, 37 female householders)
    292 spouses, 235 children (190 natural, 10 adopted, 35 stepchildren), 12 grandchildren, 1 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 9 other relatives, 9 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 123 (50 male householders (42 living alone)), 59 female householders (53 living alone)), 14 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 208 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 47 4-persons, 34 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 95 1-person, 14 2-persons,

222 married couples with children.
45 single-parent households (16 men, 29 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: 2
Here:

11.8%
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 Sandy Mush township:

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