Spencer, Nebraska

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Spencer, Nebraska

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High Points

Spencer strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nebraska):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Spencer Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Spencer Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Spencer Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 18% Spencer Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 18% Spencer College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Spencer, Nebraska

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 9
People Above Poverty 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
Median Family Income 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Spencer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 111 miles SW of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 180 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Boyd
Standard Zip Codes 68777
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.873
Longitude -98.701

Spencer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BUTTE
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 36 to 64 F
Annual Precip 24.9 inches
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 23.3 inches
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
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Spencer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 541 100%
Male 230 42.5%
Female 311 57.5%
Under 18 153 28.3%
18+ 388 71.7%
65+ 137 25.3%
Median Age 41.5
Average Family Size 3.12
White 539 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Spencer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 504
Growth -37
Growth % -6.8%

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
German 41.9%
Czech 16%
English 10%
Irish 7.2%
Swedish 6.7%
US/American 5.6%
Danish 3%
Dutch 1.9%
Czechoslovakian 1.4%
Norwegian 1.2%
European 0.9%
Russian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Slavic 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Scottish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Spencer 541 $35,156
Butte 366 $35,893
Lynch 269 $29,792
Naper 105 $19,375

Spencer Public Libraries

Spencer Township Library
Spencer, Nebraska
(402) 589-1131

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Spencer High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 124 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.3

Spencer Colleges

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