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Overview

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 is part of the Fayetteville metro area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,746
Male Share of the Population52.4%
Female Share of the Population47.6%
Senior Citizens4.5%
Employed Population 16+6,191
Age of the Population25

Families

% of people married45.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.3%
Median Earnings25+$31,829
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$10,918
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,443

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,703
% Above Poverty Level80.9%
% Below Poverty Level19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work10.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone30.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,021
Median House Value$94,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58.9%
Irish5.9%
English4.3%
Italian4.2%
West Indian2.1%
Polish1.8%
Jamaican1.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Scottish1%
Greek0.7%
Arab0.7%
Croatian0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
African0.4%
Danishn0.3%
German0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Sierra Leone0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Czech0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Russian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Spring Lake Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harnett County
Standard Zip Codes28390
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.17
Approximate Longitude-78.98

Spring Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPOPE AFB
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp33 to 53 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 74 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationFAYETTEVILLE PWC
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
StationDUNN 4 NW
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip48.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fayetteville210,324$50,884
Hope Mills16,106$57,372
Lillington3,477$43,657
Linden126$51,250
Raeford4,859$41,641
Wade646$49,063

Spring Lake Public Schools

Anderson Creek Club Charter School
4940 Ray Road
ZIP: 28390
(910) 814-9001
Primary
Total Enrollment 184
Lillian Black Elementary
125 S 3rd Street
ZIP: 28390
(910) 497-7147
Primary
Total Enrollment 221
Manchester Elementary
611 Spring Avenue
ZIP: 28390
(910) 436-2151
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Overhills Elementary
2626 Ray Road
ZIP: 28390
(910) 436-3545
Primary
Total Enrollment 837
Overhills High
2495 Ray Road
ZIP: 28390
(910) 436-1436
High
Total Enrollment 1840
Overhills Middle
2711 Ray Road
ZIP: 28390
(910) 436-0009
Middle
Total Enrollment 1201
Spring Lake Middle
612 Spring Avenue
ZIP: 28390
(910) 497-1175
Middle
Total Enrollment 487
William T Brown Elementary
2522 Andrews Church Road
ZIP: 28390
(910) 497-1258
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
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