Spruce Pine is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,134 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Spruce Pine is the 295th largest community in North Carolina.
Spruce Pine is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Spruce Pine is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spruce Pine who work in food service (9.58%), sales jobs (9.39%), and office and administrative support (8.52%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Spruce Pine rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.70% of adults 25 and older in Spruce Pine have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Spruce Pine in 2010 was $17,905, 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 $71,620 for a family of four. However, Spruce Pine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Spruce Pine is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Spruce Pine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spruce Pine residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Spruce Pine also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.09% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Spruce Pine include Scots-Irish, Irish, German, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Spruce Pine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.