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Walnut Hill township, NC map Land area: 23.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,497 (all rural)
Males: 752  (50.2%)
Females: 745  (49.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,486 (1,207 owner occupied, 279 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

31%


Races in Walnut Hill township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.4%
  • Black: 0.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 40.4
Median age of females: 42.0

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Average household size: 2.41

Walnut Hill township:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.83

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,473 ($30,929 in 1999)
This township:

$34,473
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $343 (lower quartile is $280, upper quartile is $445)
Here:

$343
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $139,268 (it was $80,600 in 2000)
Walnut Hill township:

$139,268
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,430 - $222,044

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $292,284
Here:

$292,284
State:

$218,934

In 2-unit structures: $483,559
Here:

$483,559
State:

$203,185

Mobile homes: $64,066
Here:

$64,066
State:

$45,354
Population density: 64 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

9.4%
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 Walnut Hill township include: Greens Chapel (A), Healing Springs Church (B), Landmark Church (C), Mount Pleasant Church (D), Oak Hill Church (E), Shelter Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Horse Creek (A), Silas Creek (B), Piney Creek (C), Mill Branch (D), Old Field Creek (E), Millpond Branch (F), Long Shoals Creek (G), Little Phoenix Creek (H), Foster Springs Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 9 (44% naturalized citizens)

Walnut Hill township:  0.6%
State:  5.3%

71% of Walnut Hill township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 1084
  • Northeast: 30
  • Midwest: 51
  • South: 276
  • West: 24
Walnut Hill township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

11 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 545
  • Two: 10
  • Mobile homes: 201
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $51,800


Housing units in Walnut Hill township with a mortgage: 120 (0 second mortgage, 31 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 145

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 47
  • 1995 to 1998: 71
  • 1990 to 1994: 74
  • 1980 to 1989: 155
  • 1970 to 1979: 168
  • 1960 to 1969: 79
  • 1950 to 1959: 84
  • 1940 to 1949: 17
  • 1939 or earlier: 69

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Walnut Hill township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 42
  • 5 rooms: 193
  • 6 rooms: 132
  • 7 rooms: 60
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9 or more rooms: 22

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walnut Hill township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 41
  • 5 rooms: 23
  • 6 rooms: 19
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Walnut Hill township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 106
  • 3 bedrooms: 324
  • 4 bedrooms: 52
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 12

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walnut Hill township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 72
  • 3 bedrooms: 25
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 30
  • 1 vehicle: 106
  • 2 vehicles: 201
  • 3 vehicles: 126
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5 or more vehicles: 17

Cars and other vehicles available in Walnut Hill township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 17
  • 1 vehicle: 52
  • 2 vehicles: 19
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 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%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Woodworkers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Walnut Hill township:

  • United States or American (42.9%)
  • German (10.3%)
  • Irish (9.9%)
  • Scottish (6.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5.9%)
  • English (5.1%)
  • Dutch (4.1%)

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

  • United Kingdom (56%)
  • Philippines (33%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 555 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 128 (18%)
  • Other means: 13 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 19 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (66%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

11 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

97.7% of residents of Walnut Hill township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (25% speak English very well, 44% speak English well, 31% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (38% speak English very well, 62% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,463
  • In family households: 1,266 (395 male householders, 57 female householders)
    352 spouses, 437 children (391 natural, 13 adopted, 33 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 2 other relatives, 17 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 197 (90 male householders (72 living alone)), 79 female householders (76 living alone)), 28 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 11 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 190 2-persons, 131 3-persons, 97 4-persons, 29 5-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 148 1-person, 17 2-persons, 4 3-persons,

237 married couples with children.
61 single-parent households (9 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): 0
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

10.3%
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 Walnut Hill township:

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