Red Springs is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 3,433 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Red Springs is the 226th largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Red Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Red Springs is a town of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Red Springs who work in teaching (13.76%), management occupations (11.80%), and food service (8.31%).
As is often the case in a small town, Red Springs doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Red Springs is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.36% of adults 25 and older in Red Springs have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Red Springs in 2010 was $17,393, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,572 for a family of four. Red Springs also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 55.61% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Red Springs is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Red Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Red Springs residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Red Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.06% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Red Springs include German, English, Other Subsaharan African, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Red Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.