Spring Hope, situated in Nash County, is a small town made up of 1.4 square miles.
October 11, 2017
Spring Hope was incorporated in 1889.
The median resident age in Spring Hope is 49 years. The median estimated household income is about $24,000 making it about $24,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Spring Hope is about $91,000 (2015) which is $69,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Spring Hope is 46% Black, 46% White, 2% Two or more races, and 6% other. 71% of the population are high school graduates, with 11% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 34% are married, 15% are divorced, 7% are separated, 14% are widowed, leaving 30% that have never been married.
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Spring Hope belongs to Nash County in the eastern part of North Carolina. Nash County is part of the Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Nash County has a population of 96,000 and the city Nashville, with a population of 15,000, is the county seat.
In 1777, Nash County was formed from part of Edgecombe County. The county was named after Francis Nash; an American Revolutionary War Brigadier General. He was wounded at the the Battle of Germantown that year.
Parts of Edgecombe, Johnston, Wayne, and Nash counties were merged to form Wilson County in 1855.
Nash County borders Johnston, Franklin, Wake, Wilson, Halifax, Edgecombe, and Warren counties.
Nash County is made up of 543 square miles. 540 of which is land with the remaining 3 as water.
The population of Spring Hope, NC is about 1,300. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990's.
The elevation of Spring Hope, NC is 262 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Spring Hope, NC is 27882.
The area code for Spring Hope, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Spring Hope and Nash County have voted mostly Republican, with 51% going to John McCain during the 2008 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections, though the town voted Democrat in 2012.
As of 2010, 58% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 40% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Spring Hope is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Transportation, production, and law enforcement make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.