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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.
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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.
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.
Libraries in Spruce Pine include Spruce Pine Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Spruce Pine include Mitchell News-Journal
Mitchell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Spruce Pine political report.
The average commute time for Spruce Pine workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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