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Population in 2012: 2,328 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 

Males: 1,074  (46.1%)
Females: 1,254  (53.9%)

Median resident age:  41.8 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 47460.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,670 (it was $28,664 in 2000)
Spencer:

$31,670
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,189

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $85,313 (it was $75,200 in 2000)
Spencer:

$85,313
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $90,757; Detached houses: $103,978; Townhouses or other attached units: $95,273; Mobile homes: $23,253

Median gross rent in 2012: $540.

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  • White alone - 2,142 (96.6%)
  • Hispanic - 47 (2.1%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Spencer: 88.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.3%), Irish (16.2%), United States (11.5%), English (11.1%), Dutch (3.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 566 feet

Land area: 1.26 square miles.

Population density: 1,842 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Spencer:

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spencer town:

  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 39.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 18.6%

72 residents are foreign born

This town:  2.8%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Spencer, Indiana as of August 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Spencer to the number of sex offenders is 78 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $674 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $611 (0.7%)

Spencer satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 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
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 39.29 N, Longitude: 86.76 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,297 (+89.5%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 507 (47.3%)

Area code: 812

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Spencer, Indiana accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.2%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -141 (-5.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Spencer-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 187% 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 above Indiana state average. It is 80% 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 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 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 86.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.8 miles away from Spencer center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 79.8 miles away from the city 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 (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Horace Meek Hickam - Aviator, Edward Giles Irvin - Solider, Edwin S. Johnson - Politician, Henry M. Mullinnix - Admiral, John H. Cassady - Admiral.


Hospitals/medical centers in Spencer:

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

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:

  • Ivy Tech Community College-Bloominton (about 13 miles; Bloomington, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,124)
  • Indiana University-Bloomington (about 16 miles; Bloomington, IN; FT enrollment: 37,472)
  • DePauw University (about 26 miles; Greencastle, IN; FT enrollment: 2,368)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley (about 34 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 2,860)
  • Indiana State University (about 37 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 8,125)
  • University of Indianapolis (about 45 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 3,354)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (about 47 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 19,741)

Public high school in Spencer:

Public elementary/middle schools in Spencer:

Private elementary/middle school in Spencer:

  • SPENCER ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 9; Location: 1770 STATE ROAD 43 S; Grades: 1 - 8)
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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)

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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).

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

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.6
U.S.:

22.9

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

BEAN BLOSSOM-PATRICKSBURG WATER COMPANY (Population served: 8640, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-14-1997)
SPENCER CONSERVATION CLUB (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 20 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
PINE WOODS 9-HOLE GOLF COURSE (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-06-2005), St Boil Water Order (SEP-06-2005)
  • 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)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
SHILOH WESLEY CHAPEL CHURCH (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-2005), St Boil Water Order (OCT-20-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-25-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2005), St Boil Water Order (SEP-23-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
OWEN & SONS LAKE CAMP (Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2002)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-12-1999)
  • 24 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations

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

  • TIMBER RIDGE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.0%
(21.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 79.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.1% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Spencer, IN

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

Spencer compared to Indiana state average:

Spencer, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Spencer, Indiana:

  • Patriot Inn, 10 S Crane St, Spencer, IN 47460 , Phone: (812) 829-0400
  • Canyon Inn MC Cormick's Creek, PO Box 71, Spencer, IN 47460 , Phone: (812) 829-4881, Fax: (812) 829-1467
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Spencer, Indiana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Spencer travel time to work - commute


Spencer mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Spencer town (based on Owen County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 26.08%
Here26.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents21.4%18.2%15.2%8.8%8.4%
Congregations15.6%8.9%20.0%2.2%11.1%
NameChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchSeparate Baptists in ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents6.3%5.4%3.2%3.2%9.9%
Congregations11.1%2.2%4.4%4.4%20.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Owen 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
Owen County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Owen County:

29.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

14.3%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,837$34,0440$0
Police Protection - Officers 7$20,400$34,9710$0
Police - Other 1$1,700$20,4000$0
Streets and Highways 5$14,263$34,2310$0
Sewerage 3$9,520$38,0800$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$510
Totals for Government 17$48,720$34,3911$510

Spencer government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $570,000 ($244.85)
    Sewerage: $276,000 ($118.56)
    Regular Highways: $106,000 ($45.53)
    Parking Facilities: $24,000 ($10.31)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($2.15)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $109,000 ($46.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $15,000 ($6.44)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $624,000 ($268.04)

Spencer government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $458,000 ($196.74)
    Parking Facilities: $17,000 ($7.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $215,000 ($92.35)
    All Other: $67,000 ($28.78)
    Highways: $20,000 ($8.59)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $40,000 ($17.18)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($6.87)
    Rents: $12,000 ($5.15)
    Property Sale Other: $2,000 ($0.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $88,000 ($37.80)
    Highways: $73,000 ($31.36)
    All Other: $5,000 ($2.15)
    Public Welfare: $4,000 ($1.72)
  • Tax - Property: $433,000 ($186.00)
    NEC: $21,000 ($9.02)
    Public Utilities: $16,000 ($6.87)

Spencer government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,819,000 ($781.36)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $0 ($0.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,739,000 ($746.99)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $80,000 ($34.36)

Spencer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $432,000 ($185.57)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $110,000 ($47.25)

7.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,456 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.24%
Indiana average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Monroe County, IN  1.65% ($32,056 average AGI)
from Marion County, IN  1.07% ($31,024)
from Morgan County, IN  0.65% ($34,680)


8.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,226 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.35%
Indiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Monroe County, IN  2.16% ($25,982 average AGI)
to Marion County, IN  0.87% ($28,403)
to Putnam County, IN  0.84% ($26,185)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Spencer, Indiana:
  • Fatal accident count: 21
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 36
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 21
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 53
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Indiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 174
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 123
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 282
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Spencer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $48,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,320
Total average daily truck traffic: 455
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 13,725

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Spencer)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Spencer, IN)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • SPENCER V003, Rt 6, 1 Mi N Of (Lat: 39.301111 Lon: -86.760833), Type: Mast, Structure height: 103.9 m, Overall height: 109.4 m, Call Sign: WMR873
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6375.14 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/08/2009, Certifier: Carol L Tacker
    Registrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive Ms A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7506, Fax: (469) 229-7295, Email:
  • Various Locations (Lat: 39.283361 Lon: -86.783333), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNE604
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.418 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/11/1997, Expiration Date: 04/11/2002, Cancellation Date: 07/14/2002
    Registrant: Phone: (812) 829-2283
  • JAIL, 291 Vandalia Ave (Lat: 39.288639 Lon: -86.773472), Structure height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WPOS444
    Assigned Frequencies: 23175.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/02/2009, Expiration Date: 02/16/2019
    Registrant: National License Corp., 9050 Briarclift Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46256, Phone: (317) 849-5866, Fax: (317) 841-3328, Email:
  • COURTHOUSE, Owen County Courthouse (Lat: 39.285306 Lon: -86.762389), Structure height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WPOS445
    Assigned Frequencies: 21975.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/16/1999, Expiration Date: 02/16/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2009
    Registrant: Phone: (603) 362-5977
  • CUNOT TOWER, Ponderosa Road (Lat: 39.412722 Lon: -86.814639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQIG945, Licensee ID: L00036747
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/07/2008, Expiration Date: 02/07/2018, Certifier: Phil Mattison
    Registrant: South Central Indiana Remc, 300 Morton Ave, Martinsville, IN 46151, Phone: (765) 352-4746, Email:
  • SPENCER, Rt 4 Box 751 (Lat: 39.285000 Lon: -86.832778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 117.3 m, Overall height: 121.6 m, Call Sign: WQOF328
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/2011, Expiration Date: 09/07/2021, Certifier: Christopher L Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Spencer)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Spencer)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 86
  • Hazardous Condition: 24

Incident types - Spencer


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Spencer, IN
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1

Spencer on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • James A. Teague (14)
  • Steve Pickett (8)
  • James Teague (6)
  • Gene Mccallister (4)
  • Raymond G. Amos, Jr. (4)
  • Ronan T. Young (2)
  • Justin Reppert (2)
  • Bradley K. Butler (2)
  • Rollie E. Mccallister (2)
  • Ray Amos (2)

Total of 58 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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