Spindale, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Spindale, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Spindale had a population of 4,435 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Spindale is located at latitude 35.3599 and longitude -81.9233 in Rutherford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Spindale (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rutherford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

The Town of Spindale has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Spindale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Town of Spindale, NC Boundary Map

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Spindale, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,435
Population in Households 4,171
Population in Familes 3,213
Population in Group Qrtrs 264
Population Density1 830
Diversity Index2 48
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,794
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,085
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 950 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 843 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 323 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $78,687
Average Home Value $99,499
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,888
Average Household Income $39,974
Per Capita Income $16,573
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.53%
Households 0.58% 0.56%
Families 0.25% 0.46%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Spindale, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spindale to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 170 77th
Population Density1 # 295 60th
Diversity Index2 # 358 51st
Median Household Income # 623 16th
Per Capita Income # 620 16th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.