Spencer, South Dakota

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Spencer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles W of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 190 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County McCook
Standard Zip Codes 57374
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.727
Longitude -97.592

Spencer Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 22.7 inches
Station HOWARD
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 23.7 inches
Station MENNO
Distance 34.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 23.3 inches
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Spencer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 157 100%
Male 73 46.5%
Female 84 53.5%
Under 18 45 28.7%
18+ 112 71.3%
65+ 28 17.8%
Median Age 37.2
Average Family Size 3.05
White 155 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.6%
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 157
Growth 0
Growth % 0%

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 37.8%
US/American 23.8%
Norwegian 15.4%
French (except Basque) 8.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.4%
Irish 2.1%
English 2.1%
Swedish 1.4%
Dutch 0.7%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Spencer 157 $34,688
Alexandria 563 $45,333
Bridgewater 607 $39,375
Canistota 700 $39,464
Canova 140 $33,750
Emery 439 $35,313
Salem 1,371 $44,167

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Hanson-mccook Regional Library
Spencer, South Dakota
(605) 246-2740

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