Spencer, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 2,250 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.3%
 
Males: 958  (42.6%)
Females: 1,292  (57.4%)
Median resident age:

43.7 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 47460.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,362 (it was $28,664 in 2000)
Spencer:

$37,362
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,999 (it was $15,843 in 2000)

Spencer town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $114,710 (it was $75,200 in 2000)
Spencer:

$114,710
IN:

$141,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $106,279; detached houses: $118,147; townhouses or other attached units: $103,085; mobile homes: $38,888

Median gross rent in 2017: $644.

March 2019 cost of living index in Spencer: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.4%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.3% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Spencer, IN (2017)
    • 2,04788.7%White alone
    • 803.5%Asian alone
    • 753.3%Two or more races
    • 682.9%Black alone
    • 160.7%Hispanic
    • 110.5%American Indian alone

Races in Spencer detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Spencer, Indiana as of July 13, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Spencer is 104 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (18.0%), English (9.7%), Irish (8.4%), German (7.1%), French (3.6%), Italian (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 566 feet

Land area: 1.26 square miles.

Population density: 1,780 people per square mile   (low).

Spencer, Indiana map

81 residents are foreign born (0.6% Europe).

This town:

3.5%
Indiana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $605 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $518 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bloomington, IN (15.3 miles , pop. 69,291).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (47.9 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (183.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Stinesville, IN (2.5 miles),
Gosport, IN (2.6 miles ),
Ellettsville, IN (2.9 miles ),
Paragon, IN (3.6 miles ),
Arlington, IN (3.7 miles ),
Bloomington, IN (3.9 miles ),
Cloverdale, IN (4.0 miles ),
Worthington, IN (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 39.29 N, Longitude: 86.76 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,686 (+116.4%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 555 (51.9%)

Area code: 812

Distribution of median household income in Spencer, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Spencer, IN in 2017
Spencer satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $114,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $146,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Spencer, IN residents
Average permit cost in Spencer, IN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
Indiana:

3.9%
Historical population in Spencer, IN
Historical housing units in Spencer, IN
Most common industries in Spencer, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (18.2%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.8%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (31.5%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Spencer, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (15.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)

Average climate in Spencer, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Spencer, Indiana average temperatures Spencer, Indiana average precipitation Spencer, Indiana humidity Spencer, Indiana wind speed Spencer, Indiana snowfall Spencer, Indiana sunshine Spencer, Indiana clear and cloudy days

Spencer, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.4. This is about average.

City:

76.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.45
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Spencer-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the Spencer town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/20/2002, a category F3 tornado 8.7 miles away from the town center injured 127 people and caused $103 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Spencer-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 83.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 68.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 105.3 miles away from Spencer center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 169.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 86.2 miles away from Spencer center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Owen County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Spencer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Spencer:

  • OPTIONS FOR BETTER LIVING, INC (339 W JEFFERSON STREET)
  • TRANSITIONAL SERVICES INC (205 N MAIN ST)
  • COUNTRYSIDE HEALTHCARE CENTER (RR 2 BOX 77)
  • MCCORMICK'S CREEK REHABILITATION AND SKILLED NURSING (210 STATE HWY 43)
  • OWEN VALLEY HEALTH CAMPUS (920 W HWY 46)
  • SPENCER HEALTHCARE AND REHAB (RR 2, BOX 77)
  • FMC - SPENCER (11 CRANE AVENUE)

Airports located in Spencer:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:

  • Indiana University-Bloomington (about 16 miles; Bloomington, IN; Full-time enrollment: 39,039)
  • DePauw University (about 25 miles; Greencastle, IN; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (about 33 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 2,123)
  • Indiana State University (about 37 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 10,925)
  • University of Indianapolis (about 45 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,625)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (about 47 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 22,751)
  • American College of Education (about 47 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 2,718)

Public high school in Spencer:

Public elementary/middle schools in Spencer:

See full list of schools located in Spencer

Library in Spencer:

  • OWEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $659,604; Location: 10 SOUTH MONTGOMERY STREET; 63,080 books; 5,078 audio materials; 5,374 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 14 other licensed databases; 137 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Spencer: Owen Valley Fire Territory Station 4 (A), Owen County Courthouse (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Courts: Indiana State - License Branch Auto- Spencer (168 East Morgan Street), Owen County Of Spencer - Courts- Small Claims & Traffic Misdemeanor C (Court House), Owen County Of Spencer - Courts- Circuit Court (Court House).

Birthplace of: Horace Meek Hickam - Aviator, Edward Giles Irvin - Solider, Edwin S. Johnson - Politician, Henry M. Mullinnix - Admiral, John H. Cassady - Admiral.

Owen County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Spencer and their reported violations in the past:

SHILOH WESLEY CHAPEL CHURCH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-26-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-14-2010 to DEC-15-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (NOV-21-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2008), St Public Notif requested (NOV-21-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2008), St Public Notif requested (NOV-21-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-14-2010 to DEC-15-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-09-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-09-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-14-2010 to DEC-15-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2005), St Boil Water Order (OCT-20-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-25-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-14-2010 to DEC-15-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2005), St Boil Water Order (SEP-23-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-14-2010 to DEC-15-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
PINE WOODS 9-HOLE GOLF COURSE (Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-08-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-06-2005), St Boil Water Order (SEP-06-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2010)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Spencer that have no violations reported:

  • BEAN BLOSSOM-PATRICKSBURG WATER COMPANY (Population served: 9,903, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

55.0%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
62 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
16 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Spencer in 2000:

  • 52 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Spencer (2011 data):

  • Owen County State Bank: at 201 West Morgan Street, branch established on 1934/01/01; East Morgan Street Branch at 524 East Morgan Street, branch established on 1989/11/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $184.3 mil, Deposits: $152.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Owen Financial Corporation
  • Our Community Bank: at 279 East Morgan Street, branch established on 1911/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/26: Bank assets: $76.7 mil, Deposits: $54.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Home Financial Bancorp
  • The Peoples State Bank: Spencer Branch at 304 Morgan Street, branch established on 1987/12/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $177.0 mil, Deposits: $155.7 mil, headquarters in Ellettsville, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Ellettsville Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Spencer:

Marital status in Spencer, IN
  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 19.7%

For population 25 years and over in Spencer:

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Indiana average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Spencer
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Spencer, IN (based on Owen County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,05132
Mainline Protestant1,95016
Catholic2701
Other21
None16,302-
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 grocery stores: 2
This county:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Owen County:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Owen County:

9.4%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.6%
State:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Owen County:

13.6%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.9%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Spencer:

41.7%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.4%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Spencer:

14.7%
Indiana:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Spencer:

35.4%
Indiana:

33.8%

General health condition:
Here:

52.8%
Indiana:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.1%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Spencer, IN 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
Police Protection - Officers 8$26,967$40,4510$0
Streets and Highways 5$15,314$36,7540$0
Sewerage 3$9,697$38,7880$0
Financial Administration 2$6,210$37,2601$494
Police - Other 1$2,582$30,9840$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$866
Totals for Government 19$60,770$38,3814$1,360

Spencer government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $36,000 ($16.00)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $1,072,000 ($476.44)
    Sewerage: $331,000 ($147.11)
    General - Other: $166,000 ($73.78)
    Regular Highways: $116,000 ($51.56)
    Parking Facilities: $21,000 ($9.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $238,000 ($105.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $226,000 ($100.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $732,000 ($325.33)

Spencer government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,081,000 ($480.44)
    Parking Facilities: $18,000 ($8.00)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($3.56)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $5,000 ($2.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $535,000 ($237.78)
    Highways: $36,000 ($16.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $17,000 ($7.56)
    General Revenue - Other: $15,000 ($6.67)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($2.67)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($0.89)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($0.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $75,000 ($33.33)
    Highways: $72,000 ($32.00)
    Other: $47,000 ($20.89)
    General Local Government Support: $12,000 ($5.33)
  • Tax - Property: $770,000 ($342.22)
    Other License: $10,000 ($4.44)

Spencer government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,979,000 ($2657.33)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,372,000 ($2387.56)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $607,000 ($269.78)

Spencer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $131,000 ($58.22)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,633,000 ($1614.67)

7.65% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Monroe County, IN  1.99% ($33,881 average AGI)
from Marion County, IN  0.81% ($51,785)
from Putnam County, IN  0.80% ($29,703)
Businesses in Spencer, IN
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1La-Z-Boy1
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Circle K1Taco Bell1
Dairy Queen1UPS1
FedEx1Walmart1
H&R Block1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Spencer:

  • WGCL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC,)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPFR (1480 AM; 5 kW; TERRE HAUTE, IN)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXLW (950 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTLC (1310 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: RADIO ONE OF INDIANA, LLC)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spencer:

  • WHCC (105.1 FM; ELLETTSVILLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WSKT (92.7 FM; SPENCER, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WFIU (103.7 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WVNI (95.1 FM; NASHVILLE, IN; Owner: BROWN COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WCBK-FM (102.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTTS (92.3 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WBWB (96.7 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WFHB (91.3 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: BLOOMINGTON COMMUNITY RADIO INC)
  • W240AT (95.9 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WSPM (89.1 FM; CLOVERDALE, IN; Owner: HOOSIER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Spencer:

  • WTIU (Channel 30; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WTTV (Channel 4; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTWO (Channel 2; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF THE MIDWEST, INC.)
  • WCLJ (Channel 42; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WIPX (Channel 63; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: PAXSON INDIANAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBAK-TV (Channel 38; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WTHI-TV (Channel 10; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
Spencer fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Spencer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 31Number of bridges
  • 361ft / 110mTotal length
  • $2,201,000Total costs
  • 104,361Total average daily traffic
  • 12,560Total average daily truck traffic
  • 143,443Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Spencer, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Spencer, IN

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 76. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 129 took place in 2010, and the least - 22 in 2014. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Spencer, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (43.2%), and Structure Fires (34.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Spencer, IN
    • 52243.2%Outside Fires
    • 41234.1%Structure Fires
    • 14712.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 12810.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Spencer, IN
Most common first names in Spencer, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8280.0 years
Robert7769.1 years
James6871.5 years
Charles6276.6 years
William5577.3 years
John5177.6 years
Ruth4183.0 years
Helen3583.5 years
Donald3067.1 years
Richard2867.8 years
Most common last names in Spencer, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3975.2 years
Johnson2976.5 years
Franklin2977.0 years
Miller2776.4 years
White2378.3 years
Freeman2274.9 years
Edwards2178.1 years
Wood2073.9 years
Williams1877.6 years
Clark1775.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Spencer, IN
  • 70.0%Utility gas
  • 26.7%Electricity
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Spencer, IN
  • 60.6%Electricity
  • 37.5%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Spencer compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Spencer on our top lists:

  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
There are 9 pilots and 17 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • James A. Teague (17)
  • Steve Pickett (8)
  • James Teague (6)
  • Brent A. Mayle (6)
  • Steven L. Pendleton (5)
  • Gene Mccallister (4)
  • Raymond G. Amos, Jr. (4)
  • Benjamin T. Biltz (4)
  • Ronan T. Young (3)
  • Nancy L. Hutchinson (2)

Total of 76 patent applications in 2008-2020.