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Stony Fork township, NC map Land area: 26.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 2,061 (all rural)
Males: 1,064  (51.6%)
Females: 997  (48.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,046 (1,569 owner occupied, 477 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%


Races in Stony Fork township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.8%
  • Black: 0.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.5%

Median age of males: 37.2
Median age of females: 38.8

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Average household size: 2.45

Stony Fork township:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.88

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,647 ($34,674 in 1999)
This township:

$38,647
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $571 (lower quartile is $532, upper quartile is $657)
Here:

$571
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $192,909 (it was $114,500 in 2000)
Stony Fork township:

$192,909
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $139,147 - $320,390

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $317,503
Here:

$317,503
State:

$218,934

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $156,755
Here:

$156,755
State:

$158,140

Mobile homes: $48,091
Here:

$48,091
State:

$45,354
Population density: 79 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

11.8%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

8.0%
Whole state:

5.5%

Click to draw/clear Stony Fork township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Stony Fork township: Grandview Overlook (A), Stony Fork Valley Overlook (B), Lewis Fork Overlook (C), Osborne Mountain Overlook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Stony Fork township include: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Laurel Springs Baptist Church (B), Mount Paran Baptist Church (C), Fairview Methodist Church (D), Gap Creek Baptist Church (E), Stony Fork Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wildcat Creek (A), Thaxon Creek (B), Pine Run (C), Pine Branch (D), Laxon Creek (E), Flowers Branch (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 27 (0% naturalized citizens)

Stony Fork township:  1.3%
State:  5.3%

64% of Stony Fork township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% 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: 1563
  • Northeast: 111
  • Midwest: 141
  • South: 119
  • West: 31

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $112,500

Stony Fork township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

15 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 726
  • Two: 10
  • 3 or 4: 16
  • Mobile homes: 190

Median worth of mobile homes: $29,200


Housing units in Stony Fork township with a mortgage: 213 (17 second mortgage, 15 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 175

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 30
  • 1995 to 1998: 87
  • 1990 to 1994: 124
  • 1980 to 1989: 152
  • 1970 to 1979: 252
  • 1960 to 1969: 139
  • 1950 to 1959: 66
  • 1940 to 1949: 31
  • 1939 or earlier: 61

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Stony Fork township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 81
  • 5 rooms: 181
  • 6 rooms: 151
  • 7 rooms: 91
  • 8 rooms: 28
  • 9 or more rooms: 50

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Stony Fork township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 20
  • 4 rooms: 47
  • 5 rooms: 76
  • 6 rooms: 27
  • 7 rooms: 18
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Stony Fork township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 138
  • 3 bedrooms: 368
  • 4 bedrooms: 85
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Stony Fork township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 74
  • 3 bedrooms: 96
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 20
  • 1 vehicle: 91
  • 2 vehicles: 227
  • 3 vehicles: 182
  • 4 vehicles: 66
  • 5 or more vehicles: 13

Cars and other vehicles available in Stony Fork township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 88
  • 2 vehicles: 64
  • 3 vehicles: 26
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (28%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Bus drivers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Stony Fork township:

  • United States or American (30.2%)
  • English (23.4%)
  • Irish (11.2%)
  • German (6.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5.3%)
  • Swedish (3.2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.9%)

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

  • Canada (74%)
  • France (26%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 915 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 120 (11%)
  • Walked: 8 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 27 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (61%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (10%)

15 people in homes for the mentally retarded

95.7% of residents of Stony Fork township speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 33% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 44% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,972
  • In family households: 1,736 (534 male householders, 40 female householders)
    529 spouses, 599 children (585 natural, 0 adopted, 14 stepchildren), 18 grandchildren, 10 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 236 (80 male householders (65 living alone)), 94 female householders (82 living alone)), 62 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 20 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 252 2-persons, 171 3-persons, 85 4-persons, 48 5-persons, 18 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 147 1-person, 13 2-persons, 12 4-persons, 2 5-persons,

378 married couples with children.
75 single-parent households (25 men, 50 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

4.4%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

15.1%
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 Stony Fork township:

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