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People

Total Population 2,374
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 21.2%
Employed Population 16+ 969
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 41.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,609
% Above Poverty Level 79%
% Below Poverty Level 21%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 42.9%
Median Gross Rent $580
Median House Value $83,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.2%
US/American 0%
English 10%
Irish 10%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Spencer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles NW of Bloomington, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 46 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Owen
Standard Zip Codes 47460
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.286
Longitude -86.762

Spencer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SPENCER
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station GREENCASTLE 5 E
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Station CRANE NAVAL DEPOT
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Spencer, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Adel (47460)

Carp (47460)

Cataract (47460)

Freeman (47460)

Heights Corner (47460)

New Hope (47460)

Pottersville (47460)

Romona (47460)

Vandalia (47460)

Vilas (47460)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomington 82,813 $55,326
Ellettsville 6,434 $56,609
Gosport 740 $51,375
Paragon 791 $42,656
Stinesville 183 $32,813

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Spencer Public Libraries

Library
Owen County Pl
10 S MONTGOMERY
Spencer, Indiana
(812) 829-3392
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Spencer High Schools

OWEN VALLEY COMMUNITY HS
RR 4 BOX 13
812-829-2266
Serves 904 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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