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Red Springs, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Red Springs had a population of 3,407 as of July 1, 2017. Red Springs 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 Red Springs is located at latitude 34.8061 and longitude -79.1811 in Robeson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Red Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Robeson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 203 feet.

The Town of Red Springs (GNIS ID: 2407187) 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 Red Springs is located within Township of Red Springs, a minor civil division (MCD) of Robeson County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Red Springs: Dora.

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Red Springs, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,407
Daytime Population: Workers 1,549
Daytime Population: Residents 2,232
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,781
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 3,360
Population in Familes 2,767
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density2 973
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $27,146
Average Household Income $44,511
Per Capita Income $16,924


Total Housing Units 1,630 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 779 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 610 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 241 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $71,233
Average Home Value $92,628


Total Households 1,389
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 928
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 -0.08% -0.05%
Households -0.08% -0.06%
Families 0.99% -0.15%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Red Springs, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Red Springs 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 # 234 68th
Population Density # 230 69th
Diversity Index # 30 96th
Median Household Income # 690 7th
Per Capita Income # 663 10th

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