Spruce Pine, North Carolina Population 2021

2,131
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Spruce Pine is a city located in Mitchell County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,131, it is the 250th largest city in North Carolina and the 7387th largest city in the United States . Spruce Pine is currently declining at a rate of -0.28% annually and its population has decreased by -2.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,175 in 2010. Spruce Pine reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 5 miles, Spruce Pine has a population density of 455 people per square mile.

The average household income in Spruce Pine is $53,375 with a poverty rate of 24.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $584 per month, and the median house value is $153,800. The median age in Spruce Pine is 37.5 years, 34.9 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

Spruce Pine Demographics

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

  • White: 96.70%
  • Two or more races: 1.36%
  • Other race: 0.66%
  • Black or African American: 0.62%
  • Asian: 0.40%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Spruce Pine, North Carolina is 2,131 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,143.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,175.

Spruce Pine, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,19896.70%
Two or More Races311.36%
Some Other Race150.66%
Black or African American140.62%
Asian90.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.26%
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Spruce Pine Population by Race

Spruce Pine Population Pyramid $2021

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Spruce Pine Median Age

37.5


Total

34.9


Male

42.5


Female

Spruce Pine Adults

There are 1,765 adults, (429 of whom are seniors) in Spruce Pine.

Spruce Pine Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Spruce Pine Sex Ratio

Female

1,185

52.13%

Male

1,088

47.87%

Spruce Pine Population by Age

Spruce Pine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Spruce Pine Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female43.5%56.5%
Non Family53.4%46.6%
All61.2%38.8%
Married76%24%
Male76.2%23.8%

61.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Spruce Pine Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9362.3261.2
Non Family4011.2353.4
Married3673.0676
Female1473.3743.5
Male212.6276.2

3.01

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Spruce Pine Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade18411.03%
9th to 12th Grade895.34%
High School Graduate47628.54%
Some College30618.35%
Associates Degree36321.76%
Bachelors Degree18310.97%
Graduate Degree674.02%
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Spruce Pine Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Spruce Pine Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,4991,329241
Hispanic13944
Asian999
Black8
2+ Races77
Native American66

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Spruce Pine Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,592$31,125$30,000
Less Than 9th Grade$13,642$13,889$9,318
High School Graduate$27,350$40,694$22,500
Some College$40,670$37,875$42,353
Bachelors Degree$39,583$33,000$40,536
Graduate Degree$$$

$30,592

Average Earnings

$31,125

Average Male

$30,000

Average Female

Spruce Pine Earnings by Educational Attainment

Spruce Pine Language by Age

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Spruce Pine Language

86.22% of Spruce Pine residents speak only English, while 13.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.32% of the population.

Spruce Pine Language

Spruce Pine Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,86636819.72%
Hispanic25714355.64%
Black1111100.00%
Multiple31722.58%
Native66100.00%

24.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.93%

Male Poverty Rate

24.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spruce Pine

The race most likely to be in poverty in Spruce Pine is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Spruce Pine is White, with 19.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.52%.

Spruce Pine Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School32.22%
Less Than 9th Grade25.53%
Some College16.46%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Spruce Pine Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed55.56%
Male Employed16.22%
Female Employed10.59%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Spruce Pine Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Spruce Pine Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,913$53,375
Families$61,307$63,507
Married Families$66,420-
Non Families$24,135$38,611
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Income by Household Type

Spruce Pine Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Spruce Pine Married by Age and Sex

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Spruce Pine Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Spruce Pine Marital Status by Race

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Spruce Pine Marital Status

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96

Number of Veterans

91

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam31
Korea11
Second Gulf War9
First Gulf War5
World War II

Spruce Pine Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+34
65 to 7433
55 to 6420
18 to 349
35 to 54

Spruce Pine Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White885.13%
Black857.14%

Spruce Pine Veterans by Race

Spruce Pine Veterans by Education

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16.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spruce Pine Veterans by Education

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53.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Spruce Pine Employment by Age

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Spruce Pine Employment by Race

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Spruce Pine Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.12%

Born in Spruce Pine

91.73%

Native Born

8.27%

Foreign Born

7.13%

Non Citizen

1.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.73% of Spruce Pine residents were born in the United States, with 66.12% having been born in North Carolina. 7.13% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,131-6-0.28%
20202,137-6-0.28%
20192,143-6-0.28%
20182,149-7-0.32%
20172,156-8-0.37%
20162,164-11-0.51%
20152,175-11-0.50%
20142,186-17-0.77%
20132,203-6-0.27%
20122,209-10-0.45%
20112,219-17-0.76%
20102,2360.00%

Spruce Pine Population by Year