Spruce Pine, NC


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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.

Unlike some towns, Spruce Pine isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Spruce Pine are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Spruce Pine is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spruce Pine who work in healthcare (11.90%), sales jobs (9.85%), and food service (8.77%).

Of important note, Spruce Pine is also a town of artists. Spruce Pine has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Spruce Pine’s character.

Spruce Pine is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Spruce Pine citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.50% of adults 25 and older in Spruce Pine have a college degree.

The per capita income in Spruce Pine in 2010 was $18,321, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,284 for a family of four.

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 Black or African-American. 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 13.16% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Spruce Pine include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Spruce Pine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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