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Spring Lake, NC
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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 11,762 people and nine associated neighborhoods, Spring Lake is the 84th largest community in North Carolina.

Spring Lake is a military town: the armed forces employs 28.13% 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 21.08% and 15.02% of the civilian workforce respectively.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Spring Lake, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Spring Lake provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

The percentage of people in Spring Lake who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.11% of adults in Spring Lake have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Spring Lake in 2018 was $21,891, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,564 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 19.19% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Spring Lake include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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