Spring Lake, NC
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Spring Lake is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 13,234 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Spring Lake is the 73rd largest community in North Carolina.

The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Spring Lake, employing 24.97% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Retail and Healthcare industries employ 19.83% and 19.77% of the civilian workforce, respectively.

The education level of Spring Lake citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.93% of adults 25 and older in Spring Lake have a college degree.

The per capita income in Spring Lake in 2010 was $16,744, 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 $66,976 for a family of four.

Spring Lake is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Spring Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spring Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Spring Lake also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.58% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Spring Lake include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Spring Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).