Spencer, Idaho

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Population in 2017: 33 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.2%
 
Males: 18  (54.5%)
Females: 15  (45.5%)
Median resident age:

67.2 years
Idaho median age:

36.3 years

Zip code: 83446

Estimated median household income in 2017: $19,462 (it was $21,875 in 2000)
Spencer:

$19,462
ID:

$52,225

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $13,185 (it was $11,711 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $210,848 (it was $53,300 in 2000)
Spencer:

$210,848
ID:

$207,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $138,032; detached houses: $168,586; mobile homes: $27,745
March 2019 cost of living index in Spencer: 90.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.0%
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Ancestries: Welsh (36.8%), Danish (26.3%), French (26.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5860 feet

Land area: 1.13 square miles.

Population density: 29 people per square mile   (very low).

Spencer, Idaho map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Spencer city:

0.4% ($199)
Idaho:

1.0% ($1,007)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Idaho Falls, ID (61.1 miles , pop. 50,730).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (482.4 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (749.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

East Clark, ID (2.9 miles),
Dubois, ID (3.7 miles ),
Lima-Centennial Valley, MT (4.6 miles ),
West Clark, ID (4.8 miles ),
Lima, MT (5.2 miles ),
Hamer, ID (5.6 miles),
Parker, ID (6.0 miles ),
St. Anthony, ID (6.1 miles )

Latitude: 44.37 N, Longitude: 112.19 W

Distribution of median household income in Spencer, ID in 2017
Distribution of house value in Spencer, ID in 2017

Spencer satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Idaho:

3.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+100.0%).

Average climate in Spencer, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Spencer-area historical earthquake activity is near Idaho state average. It is 222% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 77.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from Spencer center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 380.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 74.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 163.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 19:51:24, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 78.5 miles away from Spencer center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clark County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Spencer topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:

  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 44 miles; Rexburg, ID; Full-time enrollment: 30,522)
  • Idaho State University (about 105 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Montana State University (about 106 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 169 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)
  • Utah State University (about 183 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)
  • The University of Montana (about 194 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 205 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)

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Clark County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Idaho:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.1%
Whole state:

69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

0.0%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Spencer:

Marital status in Spencer, ID
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 75.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 17.8%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

For population 25 years and over in Spencer:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.0
Idaho average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Spencer, ID (based on Clark County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other2871
Mainline Protestant661
Catholic--
None629-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
This county:

11.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.7%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Clark County:

25.9%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.9%
State:

11.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

43.1%
Idaho:

47.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Spencer:

47.4%
Idaho:

44.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
Idaho:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.0%
Idaho:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Spencer:

10.8%
State:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.1%
Idaho:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

53.9%
Idaho:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

83.8%
Idaho:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Spencer, ID Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Strongest AM radio stations in Spencer:

  • KID (590 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUPI (980 AM; 5 kW; AMMON, ID; Owner: RAY GROTH OIL COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZNI (1260 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBLI (1620 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • Spencer, Idaho
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents9
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:0
  • Fatalities10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Idaho average
  • Fatal accident count1591
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents2249
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons495
  • Fatalities1826
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents4163
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents118
See more detailed statistics of Spencer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 36.8mTotal length
  • $3,792,000Total costs
  • 24,310Total average daily traffic
  • 7,229Total average daily truck traffic
  • 35,550Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Spencer, ID - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 131960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Spencer, ID

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • 0.9 Mi East Of Interstate 15 And 6.8 Mi Nnw Of Bed Springs Butte (Lat: 44.365556 Lon: -112.171111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: KNKN306
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Gregory M RomanoRegistrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M St., Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:
  • 0.9 Miles East Of Interstate Route 15 & 6.8 Miles N Nw Of Bed Springs Butte (Lat: 44.365472 Lon: -112.171111), Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: KNKN234
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 10/20/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • DUBOIS, .9 Miles East Of Interstate 15 & 6.8 Miles Northwest Of Bed Springs Butte (Lat: 44.365556 Lon: -112.171111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQDV923,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6165.10 MHz, Grant Date: 11/10/2005, Expiration Date: 11/10/2015, Cancellation Date: 07/13/2015, Certifier: Richard A Craig, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • MONIDA, Big Flat Usps Communications Site (Off Boatman Springs Rd) (Lat: 44.516083 Lon: -112.179778), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 10.7 m, Overall height: 12.8 m, Call Sign: WRAN895,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, Grant Date: 01/18/2018, Expiration Date: 01/18/2028, Certifier: Dave Cundiff, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St, Rm 1016, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Spencer, ID
  • 55.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 44.4%Wood


Spencer compared to Idaho state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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