Spencer, Indiana

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Comparative Profile of Spencer, Indiana

Comparing Spencer to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 8 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Age of the Population 6 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Racial Diversity 3 4
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
Median Family Income 4 2
College Educated Adults 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Working at Home 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Affordability of Rents 4 5

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Spencer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,508 100%
Male 1,139 45.4%
Female 1,369 54.6%
Under 18 576 23%
18+ 1,932 77%
65+ 501 20%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 2.88
White 2,471 98.5%
African-American 5 0.2%
Asian 10 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 6 0.2%
Mixed Race 16 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 0.6%

Estimated Spencer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,549
Growth 41
Growth % 1.6%

Spencer Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 28.2%
German 20.8%
Irish 19.4%
English 10.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
Scottish 4.2%
Dutch 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Italian 1.1%
Swedish 0.7%
Hungarian 0.4%
British 0.4%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Spencer 2,508 $36,921
Bloomington 69,291 $50,054
Ellettsville 5,078 $42,950
Gosport 715 $34,545
Paragon 663 $38,971
Stinesville 194 $36,875
Worthington 1,481 $37,604

Spencer Public Libraries

Owen County Pl
Spencer, Indiana
(812) 829-3392
Library Web Site

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Wal-mart in Spencer

(As of 2006)
823 West State Highway 46
(812) 829-2251
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Spencer High Schools (2004)

RR 4 BOX 13
Serves 904 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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