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.

Spring Lake is a military town: the armed forces employs 24.93% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Healthcare and Retail are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 20.91% and 19.77% of the civilian workforce respectively.

The percentage of adults in Spring Lake who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.91% of the adults in Spring Lake have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Spring Lake in 2010 was $16,365, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,460 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 16.05% 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 Korean.