Spencer, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 17% Spencer Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Spencer Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Spencer, New York

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

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

The People

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 3
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
People Above Poverty 4 2
Median Family Income 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 3
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Affordability of Rents 4 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 9
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Spencer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles S of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Tioga
Metro Area Binghamton
Standard Zip Codes 14883
Phone Area Codes 607
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.209
Longitude -76.493

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 SPENCER 2 N
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 54 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.1 inches
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
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Spencer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 731 100%
Male 344 47.1%
Female 387 52.9%
Under 18 200 27.4%
18+ 531 72.6%
65+ 92 12.6%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 2.98
White 715 97.8%
African-American 5 0.7%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 7 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.5%

Estimated Spencer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 709
Growth -22
Growth % -3%

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 22.9%
German 12.9%
Italian 11.4%
English 11.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.8%
Irish 6.8%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
Finnish 3.9%
Polish 2.3%
Dutch 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Greek 1.5%
French Canadian 1.3%
Scottish 1.3%
Pennsylvania German 1.1%
European 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Cape Verdean 0.8%
African 0.8%
Austrian 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.6%
West Indian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Latvian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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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:

West Danby (14883)

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 731 $37,222
Candor 855 $38,750
Newark Valley 1,071 $42,604
Nichols 574 $41,667
Owego 3,911 $43,139
Van Etten 581 $35,769
Waverly 4,607 $39,522

Spencer Public Libraries

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(607) 589-4496
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