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Welcome to Spruce Pine ...

The town of Spruce Pine is located in Mitchell County.

The location of Spruce Pine has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Spruce Pine has a population of 2,148 people<2> (see below for details).

Spruce Pine was established in 1907.

The community of Spruce Pine is 2,530 feet [771 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Spruce Pine is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Spruce Pine lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Spruce Pine: (828)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Spruce Pine had a population of 2,175 people (which is 13.96% of the total population of Mitchell County). This makes Spruce Pine the county's most populous community.

The population of Spruce Pine represents 0.02% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 237th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,175 people, the population of Spruce Pine increased 7.14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,030 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Spruce Pine had an population of 2,148 people. This is a decrease of 1.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.81% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Spruce Pine.

Communities Also Named Spruce Pine ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Spruce Pine - they are located in Alabama, Kentucky (2) and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Spruce Pine.

Websites for Spruce Pine ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Spruce Pine. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Spruce Pine. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Spruce Pine. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Spruce Pine:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spruce Pine ...

Looking for more information about Spruce Pine? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Spruce Pine, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Spruce Pine.

Communities near Spruce Pine ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Shell Creek   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the North (N) of Spruce Pine

Located in Carter County (TN)

Marion   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Spruce Pine

Located in McDowell County

Burnsville   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Spruce Pine

Located in Yancey County

Roan Mountain   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Spruce Pine

Located in Carter County (TN)

Newland   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Spruce Pine

Located in Avery County

Bakersville   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Spruce Pine

Elk Park   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Spruce Pine

Located in Avery County

Sugar Mountain   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Spruce Pine

Located in Avery County

Crossnore   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Spruce Pine

Located in Avery County

Grandfather   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Spruce Pine

Located in Avery County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Spruce Pine.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Spruce Pine.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spruce Pine - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spruce Pine) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Spruce Pine. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spruce Pine

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spruce Pine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9142, Longitude: -82.0703     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spruce Pine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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