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 88.57% 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 teaching (17.20%), office and administrative support (15.48%), and healthcare (12.99%).
Of important note, Boiling Springs is also a town of artists. Boiling Springs has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Boiling Springs’s character.
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 small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Boiling Springs to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
Boiling Springs is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.79% of adults in Boiling Springs have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Boiling Springs in 2010 was $22,047, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,188 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 French .
The most common language spoken in Boiling Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.