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, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Red Springs who work in teaching (12.23%), food service (10.98%), and personal care services (6.78%).
Red Springs is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in Red Springs who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.60% of the adults in Red Springs have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Red Springs in 2010 was $16,990, 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 $67,960 for a family of four. Red Springs also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 58.14% 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. Important ancestries of people in Red Springs include Other Subsaharan African, Irish, English, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Red Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.