Spruce Pine, North Carolina Population 2020

2,128

Spruce Pine is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,128, it is the 247th largest city in North Carolina and the 7366th largest city in the United States. Spruce Pine is currently declining at a rate of -0.47% annually and its population has decreased by -2.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,175 in 2010. Spruce Pine reached it's highest population of 2,230 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Spruce Pine has a population density of 455 people per square mile.

The average household income in Spruce Pine is $48,804 with a poverty rate of 27.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $483 per month, and the median house value is $133,600. The median age in Spruce Pine is 39.1 years, 36.7 years for males, and 42.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.5 males.

Spruce Pine Demographics

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

  • White: 96.23%
  • Asian: 1.27%
  • Two or more races: 1.18%
  • Other race: 0.50%
  • Black or African American: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Spruce Pine, North Carolina is 2,128, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,148.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,175.

Spruce Pine, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,12196.23%
Asian281.27%
Two or More Races261.18%
Some Other Race110.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.41%
Black or African American90.41%

Spruce Pine Population Pyramid 2020

Spruce Pine Median Age

39.1


Total

36.7


Male

42.1


Female

Spruce Pine Adults

There are 1,748 adults, (376 of whom are seniors) in Spruce Pine.

Spruce Pine Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Spruce Pine Sex Ratio

Female

1,163

52.77%

Male

1,041

47.23%

Spruce Pine Households and Families

Spruce Pine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Spruce Pine Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77%23%
All63%37%
Non Family56.1%43.9%
Female52.4%47.6%
Male31.6%68.4%

63.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9482.2163
Non Family4331.256.1
Married3743.0177
Female1033.3952.4
Male382.5531.6

2.93

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Spruce Pine Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade18010.94%
9th to 12th Grade1368.26%
High School Graduate48829.65%
Some College29317.80%
Associates Degree28317.19%
Bachelors Degree19912.09%
Graduate Degree674.07%

Spruce Pine Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,5041,262247
Hispanic99344
Asian151515
Multiple Races1310
Native American99
Black6

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,203$31,477$25,431
Less Than High School$13,143$13,692$11,146
High School Grad$31,719$41,250$
Some College$35,703$35,469$40,234
Bachelors Degree$39,375$26,429$40,667
Graduate Degree$$$

$27,203

Average Earnings

$31,477

Average Male

$25,431

Average Female

Spruce Pine Language

Spruce Pine Language by Age

Spruce Pine Language

89.10% of Spruce Pine residents speak only English, while 10.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.26% of the population.

Spruce Pine Poverty

Spruce Pine Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,88747925.38%
Hispanic1495738.26%
Asian281346.43%
Multiple261350.00%
Native99100.00%
Black66100.00%

27.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.90%

Male Poverty Rate

26.77%

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 25.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.76%.

Name Poverty
High School37.63%
Less Than High School31.73%
Some College16.15%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.33%
Male Unemployed28.57%
Male Employed18.93%
Female Employed18.72%

Spruce Pine Income

Spruce Pine Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,375$48,804
Families$53,750$62,229
Married Families$65,595-
Non Families$16,793$31,532

Spruce Pine Marital Status

Spruce Pine Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Spruce Pine Married by Age and Sex

Spruce Pine 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 45-54.

Spruce Pine Marital Status by Race

Spruce Pine Veterans

85

Number of Veterans

82

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam26
Second Gulf War8
Korea3
First Gulf War3
World War II
Age Group Veterans
75+28
65 to 7427
55 to 6422
18 to 348
35 to 54
Name Veterans % of Total
White794.71%
Black666.67%

$Spruce Pine Veterans by Education

13.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spruce Pine Employment Status

53.4%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Spruce Pine 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

65.38%

Born in North Carolina

92.42%

Native Born

7.58%

Foreign Born

6.53%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.42% of Spruce Pine residents were born in the United States, with 65.38% having been born in North Carolina. 6.53% 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
20202,128-10-0.47%
20192,138-10-0.47%
20182,14820.09%
20172,146-10-0.46%
20162,156-10-0.46%
20152,166-14-0.64%
20142,180-14-0.64%
20132,194-8-0.36%
20122,202-9-0.41%
20112,211-19-0.85%
20102,2300.00%