Boiling Springs is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,674 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Boiling Springs is the 166th largest community in North Carolina.
Boiling Springs is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Boiling Springs is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Boiling Springs who work in office and administrative support (17.34%), teaching (12.69%), and healthcare (12.18%).
Also of interest is that Boiling Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Boiling Springs is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Boiling Springs to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
The citizens of Boiling Springs are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.10% of adults in Boiling Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Boiling Springs in 2010 was $20,847, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,388 for a family of four. However, Boiling Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Boiling Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Boiling Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Boiling Springs include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Boiling Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.