Spruce Pine, North Carolina Population 2024

2,248

Spruce Pine is a city located in Mitchell County North Carolina. Spruce Pine has a 2024 population of 2,248. Spruce Pine is currently growing at a rate of 0.63% annually and its population has increased by 2.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,200 in 2020.

The average household income in Spruce Pine is $71,505 with a poverty rate of 21.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Spruce Pine is 42.9 years, 38.8 years for males, and 46.6 years for females.

Spruce Pine Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Spruce Pine was:

  • White: 87.37%
  • Other race: 6.71%
  • Two or more races: 3.91%
  • Black or African American: 1.33%
  • Native American: 0.57%
  • Asian: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
4.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
480.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.18% (48)
The current population of Spruce Pine, North Carolina is 2,248 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,200.

Spruce Pine, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,30487.37%
Other race1776.71%
Two or more races1033.91%
Black or African American351.33%
Native American150.57%
Asian30.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Spruce Pine Population by Race

Spruce Pine Population Pyramid 2024

Spruce Pine Median Age

42.9

Total

38.8

Male

46.6

Female

Spruce Pine Adults

There are 2,120 adults, (573 of whom are seniors) in Spruce Pine.

Spruce Pine Age Dependency

70.5

Age Dependency Ratio

37

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Spruce Pine Sex Ratio

Female1,43054.23%
Male1,20745.77%

Spruce Pine Population by Age

Spruce Pine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1412.2367.832.2
Non Family5041.0760.739.3
Married4882.7880.719.3
Female1404.3652.947.1
Male94.440100
showing: 5 rows

3.08

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

67.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Spruce Pine Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Spruce Pine Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Spruce Pine Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 52.94%.

Spruce Pine Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$31,775

Average Earnings

$47,065

Average Male

$29,517

Average Female

Spruce Pine Earnings by Educational Attainment

Spruce Pine Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Spruce Pine Language

89.18% of Spruce Pine residents speak only English, while 10.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.4% of the population.

Spruce Pine Language

Spruce Pine Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,10631114.77%
Hispanic35721159.1%
Other1775933.33%
Multiple1032726.21%
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21.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.7%

Male Poverty Rate

20.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spruce Pine

The race most likely to be in poverty in Spruce Pine is Hispanic, with 59.1% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Spruce Pine is White, with 14.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.09%.

Spruce Pine Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.83%
High School24.28%
Some College17.34%
Bachelors or Greater6.55%
showing: 4 rows

Spruce Pine Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Male Employed10.5%
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Spruce Pine Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Spruce Pine Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Spruce Pine Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

39.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Spruce Pine Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Spruce Pine Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Spruce Pine Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Spruce Pine Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

127

Number of Veterans

127

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Spruce Pine Veterans by War

count

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Spruce Pine Veterans by Age

count

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Spruce Pine Veterans by Race

Spruce Pine Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

24.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spruce Pine Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.3%

Labor Force Participation

50.4%

Employment Rate

1.8%

Unemployment Rate

Spruce Pine Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Spruce Pine Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Spruce Pine Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.05%

Born in Spruce Pine

94.12%

Native Born

5.88%

Foreign Born

4.02%

Non Citizen

1.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.12% of Spruce Pine residents were born in the United States, with 67.05% having been born in North Carolina. 4.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Spruce Pine Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,318140.61%
20282,304140.61%
20272,290140.62%
20262,276140.62%
20252,262140.62%
20242,248140.63%
20232,234140.63%
20222,220140.63%
20212,20660.27%
20202,200673.14%
20192,133-11-0.51%
20182,144-9-0.42%
20172,153-9-0.42%
20162,162-8-0.37%
20152,170-12-0.55%
20142,182-17-0.77%
20132,199-8-0.36%
20122,207-8-0.36%
20112,215-19-0.85%
20102,234
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Spruce Pine Population by Year