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Smithville township, NC map Land area: 79.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 120.3 sq. mi.
Population: 12,019 (53% urban, 47% rural)
Males: 5,809  (48.3%)
Females: 6,210  (51.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 11,934 (9,234 owner occupied, 2,700 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%


Races in Smithville township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 90.5%
  • Black: 7.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 47.9
Median age of females: 48.7

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Average household size: 2.16

Smithville township:

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.59

Estimated median household income in 2009: $48,658 ($39,556 in 1999)
This township:

$48,658
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $785 (lower quartile is $527, upper quartile is $963)
Here:

$785
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $267,213 (it was $121,600 in 2000)
Smithville township:

$267,213
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $125,659 - $351,975

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $205,872
Here:

$205,872
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $147,201
Here:

$147,201
State:

$173,323

In 2-unit structures: $365,072
Here:

$365,072
State:

$203,185

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $436,303
Here:

$436,303
State:

$158,140

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $241,426
Here:

$241,426
State:

$188,560

Mobile homes: $51,591
Here:

$51,591
State:

$45,354

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,516
Here:

$7,516
State:

$48,806
Population density: 152 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

8.6%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

3.1%
Whole state:

5.5%

Cities in this township include: Oak Island, Southport, Caswell Beach, Bald Head Island.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Smithville township: Brunswick County Home (A), Bethel (B), Prices Creek Lighthouse (C), Oak Island Lighthouse (D), Anderson Landing (E), Orton Plantation (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Smithville township include: Browns Chapel (A), Orton Church (B), Generations Church (C), Joy Assembly (D), Midway Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Drew Cemetery (1), Bethel Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: White Spring Ponds (A), Sampson Pond (B), Orton Pond (C), Big Bay (D), Snows Marsh (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fishing Creek (A), Cape Creek (B), Calf Gully Creek (C), Boathouse Creek (D), White Spring Creek (E), Walden Creek (F), Tom Branch (G), Cape Fear River (H), Price Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Smithville township include: Stevens Park (1), Smithville Township District Park (2), Brunswick Town State Historic Site (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: East Beach (A), Bay Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 247 (43% naturalized citizens)

Smithville township:  2.1%
State:  5.3%

49% of Smithville township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 6608
  • Northeast: 1587
  • Midwest: 910
  • South: 2350
  • West: 254

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $115,300

Smithville township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Smithville township, North Carolina:

  • 73 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in military barracks, etc.

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,004
  • One, attached: 204
  • Two: 196
  • 3 or 4: 244
  • 5 to 9: 175
  • 10 to 19: 141
  • 20 to 49: 74
  • 50 or more: 2
  • Mobile homes: 1,517
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 43

Median worth of mobile homes: $36,300


Housing units in Smithville township with a mortgage: 2,244 (161 second mortgage, 329 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,346

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 698
  • 1995 to 1998: 1,607
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,148
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,874
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,158
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,156
  • 1950 to 1959: 487
  • 1940 to 1949: 173
  • 1939 or earlier: 299

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 33
  • 3 rooms: 134
  • 4 rooms: 607
  • 5 rooms: 1,450
  • 6 rooms: 883
  • 7 rooms: 642
  • 8 rooms: 289
  • 9 or more rooms: 215

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

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 56
  • 3 rooms: 194
  • 4 rooms: 302
  • 5 rooms: 375
  • 6 rooms: 219
  • 7 rooms: 87
  • 8 rooms: 24
  • 9 or more rooms: 13

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

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 69
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,034
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,588
  • 4 bedrooms: 481
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 79

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Smithville township:

  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 160
  • 2 bedrooms: 529
  • 3 bedrooms: 470
  • 4 bedrooms: 94
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 14

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

  • no vehicle: 218
  • 1 vehicle: 1,341
  • 2 vehicles: 1,940
  • 3 vehicles: 565
  • 4 vehicles: 140
  • 5 or more vehicles: 49

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

  • no vehicle: 175
  • 1 vehicle: 576
  • 2 vehicles: 395
  • 3 vehicles: 99
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (23%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Construction (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Smithville township:

  • United States or American (20.0%)
  • English (18.4%)
  • German (11.2%)
  • Irish (10.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4.4%)
  • Scottish (3.8%)
  • Italian (2.4%)

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

  • Mexico (24%)
  • Germany (23%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)
  • Netherlands (8%)
  • Poland (5%)
  • Other South Central Asia (4%)
  • El Salvador (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,235 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 623 (11%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 88 (2%)
  • Taxi: 16 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 28 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 52 (1%)
  • Walked: 111 (2%)
  • Other means: 105 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 250 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

People in group quarters in Smithville township, North Carolina:

  • 73 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in military barracks, etc.

96.7% of residents of Smithville township speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (52% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (96% speak English very well, 4% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,934
  • In family households: 9,748 (2,923 male householders, 742 female householders)
    3,020 spouses, 2,449 children (2,221 natural, 59 adopted, 169 stepchildren), 235 grandchildren, 38 brothers or sisters, 56 parents, 146 other relatives, 139 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,186 (773 male householders (589 living alone)), 1,043 female householders (912 living alone)), 370 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 86 (73 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,333 2-persons, 713 3-persons, 395 4-persons, 158 5-persons, 48 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,501 1-person, 251 2-persons, 57 3-persons, 7 4-persons,

1,304 married couples with children.
503 single-parent households (106 men, 397 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 164
Here:

17.6%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 72
Here:

12.9%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12
Here:

3.3%
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 Smithville township:

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