Spindale, North Carolina

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Spindale, North Carolina
Town
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Location of Spindale, North Carolina
Location of Spindale, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°21′30″N 81°55′31″W / 35.35833°N 81.92528°W / 35.35833; -81.92528Coordinates: 35°21′30″N 81°55′31″W / 35.35833°N 81.92528°W / 35.35833; -81.92528
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Rutherford
Area
 • Total 5.5 sq mi (14.3 km2)
 • Land 5.5 sq mi (14.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,089 ft (332 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,022
 • Density 726.8/sq mi (280.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28160
Area code(s) 828
FIPS code 37-63880[1]
GNIS feature ID 0995305[2]
Website www.townofspindalenc.com

Spindale is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 4,022 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Spindale is located at 35°21′30″N 81°55′31″W / 35.358348°N 81.925271°W / 35.358348; -81.925271.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,022 people, 1,662 households, and 1,065 families residing in the town. The population density was 726.8 people per square mile (280.8/km2). There were 1,887 housing units at an average density of 341.0 per square mile (131.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 72.80% White, 24.86% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.44% of the population.

There were 1,662 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,365, and the median income for a family was $33,583. Males had a median income of $25,504 versus $20,395 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,789. About 12.5% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.0% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Spindale is home to Isothermal Community College.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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