Mineral Springs is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 3,007 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mineral Springs is the 272nd largest community in North Carolina.
Mineral Springs home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Mineral Springs real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Mineral Springs is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mineral Springs is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mineral Springs who work in sales jobs (14.18%), management occupations (10.27%), and office and administrative support (9.77%).
Of important note, Mineral Springs is also a town of artists. Mineral Springs has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Mineral Springs’s character.
Also of interest is that Mineral Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Mineral Springs is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Mineral Springs a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Mineral Springs has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Mineral Springs’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Mineral Springs, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.43 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Mineral Springs doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Mineral Springs citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.59% of adults in Mineral Springs have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Mineral Springs in 2010 was $32,815, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,260 for a family of four. However, Mineral Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mineral Springs is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mineral Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mineral Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mineral Springs include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Mineral Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.