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People

Total Population 4,279
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,406
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 42.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,803
% Above Poverty Level 80.3%
% Below Poverty Level 19.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.8%
Median Gross Rent $712
Median House Value $90,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 13.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Spindale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles SE of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Rutherford
Standard Zip Codes 28160
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.36
Longitude -81.929

Spindale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FOREST CITY 6 SW
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 50 F
Apr Temp 42 to 71 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station SIMMS WATER PLANT
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 52 F
Apr Temp 43 to 74 F
Jul Temp 65 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 74 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Station TRYON
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 52 F
Apr Temp 46 to 74 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 65.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bostic 360 $32,500
Ellenboro 1,250 $28,813
Lattimore 469 $50,500
Ruth 439 $44,219
Rutherfordton 4,193 $48,294

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Spindale Public Libraries

Library
Rutherford County Library
255 CALLAHAN KOON RD.
Spindale, North Carolina
(828) 287-6117
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