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Spruce Pine is a town in Mitchell County.

The community was named for a large Carolina hemlock growing near a local tavern

The latitude of Spruce Pine is 35.915N. The longitude is -82.064W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,559 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,013.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$24,766
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Spruce Pine demographic reports
Spruce Pine received national attention for the August 2007 fire that destroyed much of Spruce Pine's downtown.
Local festivals include:
  • Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith Festival - April 28, 2007
  • Mineral and Gem Festival - Aug. 2-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Spruce Pine web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: North Carolina Museum of Minerals
Colleges and universities: Mayland Community College

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Spruce Pine demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mitchell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28777 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Spruce Pine residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Spruce Pine ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Spruce Pine was $15,440, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Spruce Pine residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Spruce Pine, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $299.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $795.


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Libraries in Spruce Pine include Spruce Pine Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Spruce Pine include Mitchell News-Journal

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Mitchell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Spruce Pine political report.

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The average commute time for Spruce Pine workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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