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Upper Fork township, NC map Land area: 26.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,006 (all rural)
Males: 506  (50.3%)
Females: 500  (49.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 988 (896 owner occupied, 92 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

9%
State:

31%


Races in Upper Fork township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.2%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 41.1
Median age of females: 43.1

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Average household size: 2.48

Upper Fork township:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.86

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,931 ($45,734 in 1999)
This township:

$44,931
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $361 (lower quartile is $321, upper quartile is $449)
Here:

$361
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $115,199 (it was $80,900 in 2000)
Upper Fork township:

$115,199
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,109 - $137,081

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $181,697
Here:

$181,697
State:

$218,934

Mobile homes: $70,630
Here:

$70,630
State:

$45,354
Population density: 38 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

11.0%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

4.0%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Upper Fork township include: Pleasant Hill Church (A), Bethlehem Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Morganton Watershed Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Stacy Creek (A), Ivy Creek (B), Hipp Creek (C), He Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 9 (100% naturalized citizens)

Upper Fork township:  0.9%
State:  5.3%

73% of Upper Fork township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 862
  • Northeast: 30
  • Midwest: 23
  • South: 96
  • West: 0
Upper Fork township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 281
  • Mobile homes: 144

Median worth of mobile homes: $33,800


Housing units in Upper Fork township with a mortgage: 89 (8 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 98

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 13
  • 1995 to 1998: 59
  • 1990 to 1994: 58
  • 1980 to 1989: 24
  • 1970 to 1979: 172
  • 1960 to 1969: 32
  • 1950 to 1959: 16
  • 1940 to 1949: 26
  • 1939 or earlier: 25

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 26
  • 4 rooms: 24
  • 5 rooms: 162
  • 6 rooms: 82
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 18

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 28
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 7
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 133
  • 3 bedrooms: 171
  • 4 bedrooms: 22
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Upper Fork township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 28
  • 3 bedrooms: 7
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 23
  • 2 vehicles: 191
  • 3 vehicles: 86
  • 4 vehicles: 24
  • 5 or more vehicles: 17

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

  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 15
  • 2 vehicles: 0
  • 3 vehicles: 13
  • 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 (17%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (9%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (28%)
  • Social assistance (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (6%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Registered nurses (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Upper Fork township:

  • United States or American (47.6%)
  • German (18.4%)
  • English (5.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5.8%)
  • Italian (5.6%)
  • Irish (4.0%)
  • Dutch (3.0%)

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

  • United Kingdom (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 440 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 38 (8%)
  • Walked: 9 (2%)
  • Other means: 15 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Wood (4%)

18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,002
  • In family households: 881 (253 male householders, 70 female householders)
    241 spouses, 268 children (249 natural, 9 adopted, 10 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 28 parents, 12 other relatives, 9 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 121 (39 male householders (27 living alone)), 31 female householders (24 living alone)), 51 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 18 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 163 2-persons, 71 3-persons, 79 4-persons, 10 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 51 1-person, 12 3-persons, 7 4-persons,

164 married couples with children.
43 single-parent households (26 men, 17 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): 9
Here:

10.7%
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 Upper Fork township:

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