Mineral Springs is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,908 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mineral Springs is the 272nd largest community in North Carolina.
Mineral Springs real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Mineral Springs house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns, Mineral Springs isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mineral Springs are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mineral Springs is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mineral Springs who work in sales jobs (11.91%), office and administrative support (11.27%), and management occupations (10.35%).
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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mineral Springs really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mineral Springs perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Mineral Springs is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Mineral Springs, the average commute to work is 33.31 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Mineral Springs does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Mineral Springs are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.38% of adults in Mineral Springs have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Mineral Springs in 2010 was $24,926, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,704 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. Mineral Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.91% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mineral Springs include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Mineral Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.