Spring Lake, NC

Spring Lake profile

Living in Spring Lake

Spring Lake is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 12,005 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Spring Lake is the 73rd largest community in North Carolina.

Spring Lake is a military town: the armed forces employs 26.57% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Retail are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 17.40% and 16.05% of the civilian workforce respectively.

Also of interest is that Spring Lake has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The overall education level of Spring Lake is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.64% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Spring Lake in 2018 was $22,110, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,440 for a family of four. However, Spring Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 16.14% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Spring Lake include German, Irish, Italian, English, and European.

The most common language spoken in Spring Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.