Spring Hope, North Carolina

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Spring Hope is a town in Nash County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,261 at the 2000 census. A notable native of Spring Hope is Carolina Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson.


Spring Hope is located at 35°56′39″N 78°6′35″W / 35.94417°N 78.10972°W / 35.94417; -78.10972 (35.944231, -78.109747)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,261 people, 544 households, and 338 families residing in the town. The population density was 902.3 people per square mile (347.8/km²). There were 595 housing units at an average density of 425.7/sq mi (164.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 50.75% White, 42.82% African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 5.39% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.30% of the population.

There were 544 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 81.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,469, and the median income for a family was $36,953. Males had a median income of $28,611 versus $22,981 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,352. About 13.1% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 18.4% of those age 65 or over.


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