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People

Total Population 1,726
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 21.2%
Employed Population 16+ 622
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 39.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,667
% Above Poverty Level 77.5%
% Below Poverty Level 22.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 9.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.9%
Median Gross Rent $428
Median House Value $84,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.9%
US/American 0%
English 6.7%
Irish 16.5%

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

Spencer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles N of Chattanooga, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 79 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee
County Van Buren
Standard Zip Codes 38585
Phone Area Codes 931
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.747
Longitude -85.466

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 SPARTA
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 49 F
Apr Temp 44 to 73 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 73 F
Annual Precip 56.5 inches
Station PIKEVILLE
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 73 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
Station MC MINNVILLE
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beersheba Springs 573 $26,932
Doyle 474 $37,813
McMinnville 13,651 $35,823
Pikeville 2,018 $35,500
Pleasant Hill 492 $44,375
Sparta 5,074 $38,708

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

Spencer Public Libraries

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Burritt Memorial Library
HIGHWAY 30 N
Spencer, Tennessee
(931) 946-2575

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VAN BUREN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
SPARTA STREET
931-946-2442
Serves 419 students.

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