Introduction to Spring Lake, North Carolina

Spring Lake, North Carolina is 9 miles NW of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center) and 45 miles SW of Raleigh, North Carolina. It is in Cumberland county. The town, which is part of the Fayetteville metro area, has a population of 8,098.

Spring Lake History

Pioneers from Scotland arrived in the area in the 1700s and established flourishing plantations. The community's economy was largely dependent on longleaf pine trees from which gum products, tar, rosin, turpentine, and timber were produced. The Rockefeller family purchased land in this area in the 1900s which later became a portion of Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. Arthur Priddy opened the Spring Lake service station beside the rail line. The community adopted the name "Spring Lake" in 1923. Prior to this, it was known as "Clayton Cut" and "Prince's Siding". On April 9, 1951, Spring Lake was officially incorporated.

Spring Lake and Nearby Attractions

  • Airborne and Special Operations Museum
  • House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site
  • Heritage Mobile Home Park
  • North Carolina Zoo
  • Fayetteville Museum of Art

Things To Do In Spring Lake

The Airborne and Special Operations Museum, Averasboro Battlefield Museum, and Fayetteville Museum of Art have various artifacts which reflect the region's history and culture. Spring Lake also offers easy access to places of historic interest like the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site, and Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Ryder Golf Course. The community also hosts the Sandhills Sankofa Festival in October every year.

Spring Lake Transportation

Air transportation is available from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Spring Lake Higher Education

Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville State University, and Central Carolina Community College are located near Spring Lake.


Total Population 13,336
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 4.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,634
Age of the Population 24


% of people married 52.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $39,036
% Above Poverty Level 78.6%
% Below Poverty Level 21.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 26.1%
Median Gross Rent $992
Median House Value $90,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.5%
US/American 0%
English 3.5%
Irish 7.2%

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

Spring Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles SW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Cumberland
Metro Area Fayetteville
Standard Zip Codes 28390
Phone Area Codes 910
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.167
Longitude -78.973

Spring Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station POPE AFB
Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 53 F
Apr Temp 50 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 74 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches
Station DUNN 4 NW
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Spring Lake, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Olde Farm (28390)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fayetteville 202,521 $50,330
Hope Mills 16,123 $56,667
Lillington 3,388 $35,781
Linden 169 $51,875
Raeford 4,830 $29,363
Wade 562 $42,045

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

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