Boiling Spring Lakes, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Boiling Spring Lakes had a population of 5,981 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Boiling Spring Lakes population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Boiling Spring Lakes, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,981
Daytime Population: Workers 646
Daytime Population: Residents 3,032
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,678
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 5,976
Population in Familes 5,011
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 257
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $44,846
Average Household Income $57,170
Per Capita Income $22,441


Total Housing Units 2,643 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,834 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 497 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 312 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $184,193
Average Home Value $201,512


Total Households 2,331
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 1,711
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.49% 1.82%
Households 1.28% 1.79%
Families 1.11% 1.72%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 2017 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 # 575 22nd
Median Household Income # 287 61st
Per Capita Income # 372 50th

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