Spring Lake, North Carolina Population 2020

11,243

Spring Lake is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 11,243, it is the 82nd largest city in North Carolina and the 2857th largest city in the United States. Spring Lake is currently declining at a rate of -3.28% annually and its population has decreased by -6.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,964 in 2010. Spring Lake reached it's highest population of 12,696 in 2011. Spanning over 24 miles, Spring Lake has a population density of 478 people per square mile.

The average household income in Spring Lake is $52,447 with a poverty rate of 21.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,049 per month, and the median house value is $96,000. The median age in Spring Lake is 25.4 years, 24.5 years for males, and 26.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 116.6 males.

Spring Lake Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Spring Lake was:

  • White: 45.65%
  • Black or African American: 35.88%
  • Two or more races: 8.35%
  • Other race: 5.24%
  • Asian: 3.33%
  • Native American: 0.86%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.68%
The current population of Spring Lake, North Carolina is 11,243, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,005.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,964.

Spring Lake, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,60845.65%
Black or African American4,40835.88%
Two or More Races1,0268.35%
Some Other Race6445.24%
Asian4093.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native1060.86%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander830.68%

Spring Lake Population Pyramid 2020

Spring Lake Median Age

25.4


Total

24.5


Male

26.5


Female

Spring Lake Adults

There are 8,980 adults, (668 of whom are seniors) in Spring Lake.

Spring Lake Age Dependency

47.8

Age Dependency Ratio

8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Spring Lake Sex Ratio

Female

5,672

46.17%

Male

6,612

53.83%

Spring Lake Households and Families

Spring Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Spring Lake Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female26.7%73.3%
All20.4%79.6%
Non Family19.4%80.6%
Married19.4%80.6%
Male9.9%90.1%

20.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3512.5920.4
Married1,8413.3219.4
Non Family1,6841.2419.4
Female7353.7526.7
Male913.679.9

3.36

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Spring Lake Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2043.22%
9th to 12th Grade2594.09%
High School Graduate1,66426.27%
Some College1,80528.49%
Associates Degree69010.89%
Bachelors Degree1,22919.40%
Graduate Degree4847.64%

Spring Lake Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,4452,300770
Black2,4312,206497
Hispanic994918347
Asian30226854
Multiple Races29329370
Other Race28826260
Native American75698
Islander4747

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 34.91%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,823$35,808$25,644
Less Than High School$10,417$22,813$5,938
High School Grad$24,375$28,125$20,833
Some College$30,038$32,813$23,721
Bachelors Degree$41,025$49,375$32,262
Graduate Degree$55,417$108,077$42,571

$31,823

Average Earnings

$35,808

Average Male

$25,644

Average Female

Spring Lake Language

Spring Lake Language by Age

Spring Lake Language

85.81% of Spring Lake residents speak only English, while 14.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.89% of the population.

Spring Lake Poverty

Spring Lake Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,2641,19528.03%
White4,14561014.72%
Hispanic1,84138320.80%
Multiple1,00229429.34%
Other56912622.14%
Asian4066516.01%
Islander472246.81%
Native791316.46%

21.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.87%

Male Poverty Rate

25.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spring Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Spring Lake is Islander, with 46.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Spring Lake is White, with 14.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.71%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.33%
High School27.53%
Some College14.62%
Bachelors or Greater7.37%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.66%
Male Unemployed27.94%
Female Employed13.06%
Male Employed11.80%

Spring Lake Income

Spring Lake Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,185$52,447
Families$40,184$54,054
Married Families$43,504-
Non Families$32,723$49,076

Spring Lake Marital Status

Spring Lake Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Spring Lake Married by Age and Sex

Spring Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Spring Lake Marital Status by Race

Spring Lake Veterans

1,654

Number of Veterans

1,214

Male Veterans

440

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War978
First Gulf War674
Vietnam306
Korea28
World War II15
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54604
18 to 34561
65 to 74233
55 to 64203
75+53
Name Veterans % of Total
White73727.74%
Black66324.43%
Hispanic35136.15%
Other12244.53%
2 or More10629.28%
Indian2641.27%

$Spring Lake Veterans by Education

10.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spring Lake Employment Status

70.5%

Labor Force Participation

37.1%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

Spring Lake Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

27.38%

Born in North Carolina

94.50%

Native Born

5.50%

Foreign Born

2.39%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.50% of Spring Lake residents were born in the United States, with 27.38% having been born in North Carolina. 2.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202011,243-381-3.28%
201911,624-381-3.17%
201812,005-6-0.05%
201712,011-381-3.07%
201612,392340.28%
201512,358-215-1.71%
201412,573-64-0.51%
201312,6372502.02%
201212,387-309-2.43%
201112,6961,1259.72%
201011,5713,4733.63%
20008,0985740.74%
19907,5241,2511.84%
19806,2732,3054.69%
19703,968-142-0.35%
19604,1100.00%