Boiling Spring Lakes, NC

Boiling Spring Lakes, situated in Brunswick County, is a small town made up of 24 square miles...

2018 Best Guide to Boiling Spring Lakes, NC

May 25, 2018

In 1961, the town of Boiling Spring Lakes was incorporated. The town was named after a boiling spring that was discovered in 1961. The spring puts out an astounding 43 million gallons of water each day.

The spring used to be called Bouncing Log Spring due to a large piece of wood that was being tossed around in the water. Eventually, the wood was gone and the name was changed to Boiling Spring.


The median resident age in Boiling Spring Lakes is 44 years. The median estimated household income is about $44,000 making it about $1,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $22,000. The average price for a home in Boiling Spring Lakes is about $179,000 (2013) which is $24,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $940 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Boiling Spring Lakes is 90% White, 4% Black, 3% Hispanic, and 3% other. 91% of the population are high school graduates, with 18% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 54% are married, 10% are divorced, 2% are separated, 10% are widowed, leaving 24% that have never been married.

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Brunswick County

Boiling Spring Lakes belongs to Brunswick County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named for Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg, is part of the Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Brunswick County has a population of 108,000 and the town Bolivia, with a population of 1,000, is the county seat.

In 1764, the county was formed from parts of New Hanover and Bladen Counties.

Brunswick County borders Columbus, New Hanover, Horry (South Carolina), and Pender Counties.

Brunswick County is made up of 1050 square miles.847 of which is land with the remaining 203 as water.


The Population of Boiling Spring Lakes, NC is about 5,400.


The elevation of Boiling Spring Lakes, NC is 49 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Boiling Spring Lakes, NC is 28461.

Area Code

The area code for Boiling Spring Lakes, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Boiling Spring Lakes and Brunswick County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 64% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 30% are Protestants, 1% other, and Catholics make up around 5%.


The unemployment rate for Boiling Spring Lakes is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction, administration/waste management, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The State Port Pilot, Star News Media, and The Southport Times are the primary newspapers that cover the Brunswick County area.