Spruce Pine, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Spruce Pine, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Spruce Pine had a population of 2,151 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Spruce Pine is located at latitude 35.9138 and longitude -82.0698 in Mitchell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Spruce Pine (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mitchell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,559 feet.

The Town of Spruce Pine (GNIS ID: 2407391) 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 Spruce Pine is located within Township of Grassy Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mitchell County.

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Spruce Pine, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,151
Population in Households 2,130
Population in Familes 1,733
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 541
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $35,037
Average Household Income $45,037
Per Capita Income $19,367


Total Housing Units 1,012 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 595 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 251 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $117,431
Average Home Value $145,218


Total Households 847
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 537
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 -0.08% -0.1%
Households -0.21% -0.21%
Families -0.36% -0.3%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Spruce Pine, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spruce Pine 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 # 310 58th
Population Density # 431 42nd
Diversity Index # 502 32nd
Median Household Income # 584 21st
Per Capita Income # 595 19th

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