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Yellow Creek township, NC map Land area: 73.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population: 688 (all rural)
Males: 335  (48.7%)
Females: 353  (51.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 688 (611 owner occupied, 77 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

31%


Races in Yellow Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.7%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 43.8
Median age of females: 45.5

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Average household size: 2.32

Yellow Creek township:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.75

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,696 ($28,438 in 1999)
This township:

$31,696
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $409 (lower quartile is $192, upper quartile is $464)
Here:

$409
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $109,780 (it was $63,100 in 2000)
Yellow Creek township:

$109,780
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,307 - $252,624

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $225,618
Here:

$225,618
State:

$218,934

Mobile homes: $69,570
Here:

$69,570
State:

$45,354
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

11.6%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

5.6%
Whole state:

5.5%

Cities in this township include: Lake Santeetlah.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Yellow Creek township: Fontana Dock (A), Naked Ground (B), Maple Springs Observation Point (C), Cable Gap Shelter (D), Joyce Kilmer Picnic Area (E), Horse Cove Campground (F), Ceoah Paint Campground (G), Deep Creek Hunter Camp (H), Wauchecha Bald Lookout (I), Bear Creek Hunter Camp (J), Santeetlah Power House (K), Pine Ridge Camp (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Yellow Creek township include: Lady of the Lake Chapel (A), Bethel Church (B), Primitive Church (C), Santeetlah Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jenkins Cemetery (1), Coom Cemetery (2), Orr Cemetery (3), Farley Cemetery (4), Odom Cemetery (5), Welch Cove Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Indian Spring Branch (A), Peterson Branch (B), Fishtrap Branch (C), Falls Branch (D), Horsecove Branch (E), Deep Creek (F), Groundhog Branch (G), Panel Branch (H), Grapevine Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Yellow Creek township: Joyce Kilmer Memorial (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 4 (100% naturalized citizens)

Yellow Creek township:  0.6%
State:  5.3%

65% of Yellow Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 16% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 490
  • Northeast: 28
  • Midwest: 18
  • South: 174
  • West: 0

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $91,700

Yellow Creek township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.0%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 660
  • One, attached: 6
  • Two: 12
  • Mobile homes: 103

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,500


Housing units in Yellow Creek township with a mortgage: 68 (0 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 79

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 16
  • 1995 to 1998: 41
  • 1990 to 1994: 38
  • 1980 to 1989: 114
  • 1970 to 1979: 186
  • 1960 to 1969: 127
  • 1950 to 1959: 62
  • 1940 to 1949: 197
  • 1939 or earlier: 0

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Yellow Creek township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 38
  • 5 rooms: 86
  • 6 rooms: 35
  • 7 rooms: 42
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Yellow Creek township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 18
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Yellow Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 66
  • 3 bedrooms: 164
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Yellow Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 18
  • 3 bedrooms: 17
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 21
  • 1 vehicle: 95
  • 2 vehicles: 75
  • 3 vehicles: 40
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Yellow Creek township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 29
  • 2 vehicles: 6
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (36%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (18%)
  • Truck transportation (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (7%)
  • Apparel (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (30%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (17%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Yellow Creek township:

  • United States or American (24.8%)
  • Irish (21.9%)
  • English (16.7%)
  • German (11.2%)
  • Scottish (3.5%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.7%)
  • Italian (1.4%)

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

  • Germany (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 176 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 63 (26%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Wood (5%)

96.8% of residents of Yellow Creek township speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 714
  • In family households: 630 (189 male householders, 15 female householders)
    176 spouses, 199 children (173 natural, 11 adopted, 15 stepchildren), 32 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 19 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 84 (36 male householders (36 living alone)), 41 female householders (36 living alone)), 7 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 89 2-persons, 36 3-persons, 43 4-persons, 27 5-persons, 9 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 72 1-person, 5 2-persons,

114 married couples with children.
22 single-parent households (5 men, 17 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 30
Here:

26.5%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

25.0%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

28.1%
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 Yellow Creek township:

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