Boiling Spring Lakes, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Boiling Spring Lakes had a population of 6,100 as of July 1, 2018. Boiling Spring Lakes ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Boiling Spring Lakes is located at latitude 34.0432 and longitude -78.0746 in Brunswick County. The formal boundaries for the City of Boiling Spring Lakes (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.69 sq. miles. Brunswick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 52 feet.

The City of Boiling Spring Lakes (GNIS ID: 2403889) 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.

The City of Boiling Spring Lakes is located within Township of Town Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brunswick County.

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Boiling Spring Lakes, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,100
Population in Households 6,095
Population in Familes 5,135
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 262
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $51,039
Average Household Income $61,375
Per Capita Income $24,420


Total Housing Units 2,776 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,912 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 496 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 368 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $184,293
Average Home Value $204,367


Total Households 2,408
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,769
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.55% 1.87%
Households 1.53% 1.89%
Families 1.39% 1.82%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Boiling Spring Lakes, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boiling Spring Lakes to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 134 82nd
Population Density # 596 19th
Diversity Index # 584 21st
Median Household Income # 236 68th
Per Capita Income # 331 55th

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