Spindale, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Spindale, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Spindale had a population of 4,339 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Spindale is located at latitude 35.3601 and longitude -81.9293 in Rutherford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Spindale (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rutherford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

The Town of Spindale (GNIS ID: 2407383) 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 Spindale is located within Township of Rutherfordton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutherford County.

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


Total Population 4,339
Population in Households 4,067
Population in Familes 3,147
Population in Group Qrtrs 272
Population Density2 810
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $31,624
Average Household Income $46,990
Per Capita Income $20,668


Total Housing Units 2,073 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 963 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 778 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 332 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $96,765
Average Home Value $115,930


Total Households 1,741
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,048
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 0.05% -0.06%
Households 0.01% -0.09%
Families -0.26% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.52%

Spindale, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spindale 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 # 177 76th
Population Density # 306 59th
Diversity Index # 357 52nd
Median Household Income # 637 14th
Per Capita Income # 513 31st

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