- Spindale, North Carolina
official_name = Spindale, North Carolina
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Spindale, North Carolina
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Rutherford
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 14.3
area_land_km2 = 14.3
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 5.5
area_land_sq_mi = 5.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 4022
population_density_km2 = 280.6
population_density_sq_mi = 726.8
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 332
elevation_ft = 1089
latd = 35 |latm = 21 |lats = 30 |latNS = N
longd = 81 |longm = 55 |longs = 31 |longEW = W
postal_code = 28160
area_code = 828
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 37-63880GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0995305GR|3
website = [http://www.townofspindalenc.com/ www.townofspindalenc.com]
Spindale is a town in Rutherford County,
North Carolina, United States. The population was 4,022 at the 2000 census.
Spindale is located at coor dms|35|21|30|N|81|55|31|W|city (35.358348, -81.925271)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.3 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,022 people, 1,662 households, and 1,065 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 726.8 people per square mile (280.8/km²). There were 1,887 housing units at an average density of 341.0/sq mi (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 incomefor 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.
*Spindale has gained fame in recent years as the home of Public Radio Station
WNCW. The station has a worldwide listener base, and features programming consisting mostly of an eclectic blend of music styles.
*Once mentioned on the TV show
Jeopardy!in the mid 90s in a question regarding the home of the American Dairy Goat Association [http://www.adga.org/]
* [http://www.townofspindalenc.com/ Official website of the Town of Spindale, NC]
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