Spruce Pine employment information

IndexSpruce PineNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$18,321$25,608$28,555
Median household income$31,875$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$49,125$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$14,091$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$27,978$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$19,896$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate5.7%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level25.9%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Spruce Pine is 36% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Spruce Pine is 40% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Spruce Pine is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Spruce Pine is 66% higher than the national average.

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Spruce Pine median earnings by income bracket

Spruce Pine employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.3%0.0%
Manufacturing sector10.3%6.5%
Financial & insurance services0.0%3.0%
Wholesale & retail services12.5%24.9%
Public administration9.3%3.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.5%4.8%
Education, health & social services16.0%32.9%
Other36.1%16.6%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Grandfather, NC70$88,12565%
Sugar Mountain, NC508$46,85512%
Crossnore, NC278$44,75016%
Newland, NC725$34,06336%
Burnsville, NC1,702$23,26956%
Spruce Pine, NC2,257$31,87540%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Altamont, IL2,257$41,07123%
Pojoaque, NM2,257$52,6252%
Silver Lake, WI2,257$54,2311%
Guilford, PA2,257$71,83834%
Chesterland, OH2,257$55,4044%
Spruce Pine, NC2,257$31,87540%
Source: The Spruce Pine, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.