Spring Lake, situated in Cumberland County, is a town made up of 23.2 square miles.
October 11, 2017
The town was originally known as Clayton Cut until the name was changed to Spring Lake in 1923. The town was incorporated in 1951.
The median resident age in Spring Lake is 25 years. The median estimated household income is about $35,000 making it about $13,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Spring Lake is about $90,000 (2015) which is $70,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,000 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Spring Lake is 37% White, 34% Black, 8% Two or more races, and 21% other. 92% of the population are high school graduates, with 21% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 52% are married, 11% are divorced, 3% are separated, 2% are widowed, leaving 32% that have never been married.
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Spring Lake belongs to Cumberland County in the south-central part of North Carolina. The County, named after Prince William (Duke of Cumberland), is part of the Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1754, Cumberland County was formed from a part of Bladen County. Cumberland County has a population of 326,000 and its largest city Fayetteville, with a population of 204,000, is the county seat.
Cumberland County borders Harnett, Bladen, Sampson, Robeson, Hoke, and Moore counties.
Cumberland County is made up of 658 square miles. 652 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.
The population of Spring Lake, NC is about 12,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1970's.
The elevation of Spring Lake, NC is 276 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Spring Lake, NC is 28390.
The area code for Spring Lake, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Spring Lake and Cumberland County have voted mostly Democrat, with 60% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous elections, minus the 2004 election.
As of 2010, 54% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 43% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 3%.
The unemployment rate for Spring Lake is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Maintenance, administration, sales, and food service make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Fayetteville Observer is the primary newspaper that covers the Cumberland County area.