Skip to Main Content
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Spruce Pine is a town in North Carolina with a population of 2,204. Spruce Pine is in Mitchell County. Living in Spruce Pine offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Spruce Pine and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Spruce Pine are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$133,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$483
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Spruce Pine
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    47.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    47.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,718.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    95.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Spruce Pine

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,375
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Spruce Pine

Places like Spruce Pine
More

Spruce Pine Reviews

4 reviews
All Categories
I love this small town, I feel incredibly safe here. It is a wonderful little town, with many interesting attributes. I will definitely come back post college.
Start Your Review of Spruce Pine
Rate It!
Amazingly beautiful scenery, but that's about the only plus. People are not so nice, or trustworthy. There's nothing to do, Wal-Mart is the main attraction
There are few available job opportunities here. Most jobs only pay small fraction of what you’d normally be paid elsewhere. The culture revolves church. The local demographics feel like 94% southern baptist, 98% white, 99.999% Republican. Hey, there’s beautiful scenery though; better come see it before the local strip mine digs it up. If you’re over the age of 23, don’t expect to find someone to date either; most people here get married at 18-22.