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People

Total Population 3,276
Male Share of the Population 54.4%
Female Share of the Population 45.6%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,171
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 50.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,341
% Above Poverty Level 78.2%
% Below Poverty Level 21.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.8%
Median Gross Rent $644
Median House Value $99,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.4%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 3.8%

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

Spencer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles NE of Concord, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 39 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Rowan
Metro Area Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
Standard Zip Codes 28159
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.692
Longitude -80.435

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 SALISBURY
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station SALISBURY 9 WNW
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Station ALBEMARLE
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 51 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cooleemee 839 $41,750
East Spencer 1,453 $20,268
Faith 875 $58,281
Granite Quarry 2,963 $55,547
Rockwell 1,932 $56,806
Salisbury 33,653 $42,700

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

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Spencer High Schools

NORTH ROWAN HIGH
300 N WHITEHEAD AVE
704-636-4420
Serves 843 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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