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Spring Lake, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Spring Lake had a population of 12,566 as of July 1, 2017. Spring Lake ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Spring Lake is located at latitude 35.1846 and longitude -78.9947 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Spring Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 276 feet.

The Town of Spring Lake (GNIS ID: 2407386) 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 Town of Spring Lake is located within Township of Manchester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cumberland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Spring Lake 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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Spring Lake, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,566
Daytime Population: Workers 6,266
Daytime Population: Residents 6,818
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,084
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 11,926
Population in Familes 9,791
Population in Group Qrtrs 640
Population Density2 544
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $35,815
Average Household Income $46,777
Per Capita Income $17,775


Total Housing Units 5,454 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,011 (18.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,549 (65.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 894 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $85,105
Average Home Value $90,610


Total Households 4,560
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 3,039
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 0.68% 0.67%
Households 1.13% 0.85%
Families 0.74% 0.63%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Spring Lake, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spring Lake 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 # 77 90th
Population Density # 428 42nd
Diversity Index # 25 97th
Median Household Income # 529 29th
Per Capita Income # 637 14th

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