Spring Lake, NC Overview

Named for a lake that was formed when railroad construction dammed up water across a swamp, Spring Lake has grown slowly but steadily throughout its history.  Today, the community is characterized as a modern and thriving town in one of North Carolina's fastest growing regions.  Fort Bragg has played a major role in the evolution of Spring Lake, beginning with the first population boom during World War II.  Bragg Boulevard, the four-lane "mainline" that links Spring Lake with Fort Bragg and Fayetteville was constructed at that time.  The major of Spring Lake residents are either in the military, dependents of military personnel, government civil service employees, or retired military personnel.  The presence of Pope Air Force Base along the western border of the town further reinforces these unique demographics.  New home construction is brisk in this area, including major subdivisions like Village on the Lake.  Fayetteville Technical Community College has also expanded to offer a site at Spring Lake.


Population Growth (since 2000) 11%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 499.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.632
Households w/ Children 37%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 17%
Median Year in Residency 2.08

Housing Inventory

Spring Lake, NC Housing Inventory 3,033 660 1,104 3,033 660

Market Overview

417 listings with an estimated median price of $320,000

Price Count
$0 - 100K 30
$100K - 200K 92
$200K - 300K 77
$300K - 400K 127
$400K - 500K 63
$500K - 600K 10
$600K - 700K 4
$700K - 800K 4
$800K - 900K 4
$900K - 1M 2
$1M - Max 4
Property Type Count
Single Family 316
Townhouse 1
Condo 6
Commercial 23
Rental 11
Lots and Land 65
Multi Family 5

(Data as of 6/4/2023)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Spring Lake, NC Population Demographics

Total: 11,734


Median Age: 28.78

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Spring Lake, NC Temperature

Weather Risk

Spring Lake, NC Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Spring Lake, NC Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Spring Lake, NC Highest Education Level Attained 1,519 284 253 401 1,156 607 2,431 1,519 284 253 401 1,156 2,431

Employment and Finance


Spring Lake, NC Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $38,173)

Spring Lake, NC Income by dollar range 343 257 316 300 336 277 377 322 245 368 348 368 93 72 66 26 11 10

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Spring Lake, NC Crime

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