Spring Lake, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Spring Lake, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Spring Lake had a population of 12,405 as of July 1, 2018. 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 35.1679 and longitude -78.9728 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.

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


Total Population 12,405
Population in Households 11,660
Population in Familes 9,628
Population in Group Qrtrs 745
Population Density2 537
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $37,408
Average Household Income $49,064
Per Capita Income $18,557


Total Housing Units 5,307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 905 (17.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,547 (66.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 855 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $86,554
Average Home Value $92,699


Total Households 4,452
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 2,974
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 0.44% 0.45%
Households 0.7% 0.58%
Families 0.39% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

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, 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 # 78 90th
Population Density # 433 42nd
Diversity Index # 25 97th
Median Household Income # 518 30th
Per Capita Income # 627 15th

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