Spencer, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 5,700. Population change since 2000: -5.5%
Males: 2,659  (46.7%)
Females: 3,041  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  35.8 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 01562.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,989 (it was $35,206 in 2000)
Spencer:

$45,989
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,701 (it was $18,975 in 2000)

Spencer CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $208,773 (it was $121,600 in 2000)
Spencer:

$208,773
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $203,440; Detached houses: $201,943; In 2-unit structures: $160,477; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $205,202

Median gross rent in 2013: $700.

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  • Races in Spencer, MA (2010)

    Spencer races chart
    • 5,28492.7%White alone
    • 2434.3%Hispanic
    • 741.3%Two or more races
    • 380.7%Black alone
    • 380.7%Asian alone
    • 120.2%American Indian alone
    • 80.1%Other race alone
    • 30.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Spencer: 127.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (19.6%), Irish (16.9%), United States (8.4%), Italian (7.7%), English (7.3%), French Canadian (7.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1775

Elevation: 925 feet

Land area: 2.13 square miles.

Population density: 2,679 people per square mile   (average).

Spencer,MA real estate house value index trend

Spencer, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Spencer:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spencer CDP:

  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

125 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.6% Asia, 0.6% Europe, 0.2% North America).

This place:

2.2%
Massachusetts:

15.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,032 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,420 (1.1%)

Spencer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (9.9 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (46.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (137.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: East Brookfield, MA (1.7 miles ), Leicester, MA (2.1 miles ), North Brookfield, MA (2.2 miles ), Paxton, MA (2.4 miles ), Brookfield, MA (2.5 miles ), Charlton, MA (2.8 miles ), West Brookfield, MA (2.8 miles ), Oakham, MA (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 1998: 33 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 1999: 45 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 2000: 33 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2001: 37 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2002: 32 buildings, average cost: $141,900
  • 2003: 48 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2004: 67 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2005: 38 buildings, average cost: $139,200
  • 2006: 28 buildings, average cost: $185,600
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $331,700
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $317,200
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $273,500
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $323,400
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $250,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.24 N, Longitude: 71.99 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,139 (-19.7%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 205 (8.5%)

Area codes: 508, 774

Spencer household income distribution Spencer home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 21 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Massachusetts average:

2.51
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Spencer: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Spencer, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Spencer-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the Spencer place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the place center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Spencer-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 167.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 177.7 miles away from Spencer center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 234.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 16.1 miles away from Spencer center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 139.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Spencer topographic map

Birthplace of: Don Brown (American football coach) - Football player and coach, Earle Mack - Major League Baseball player and coach, Elias Howe - Inventor, Charles A. Hunter - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Frank Bird - Baseball player, Jim McCormick (infielder) - Baseball player.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Spencer: Charles A. Hunter.

Hospitals and medical centers in Spencer:

  • FAMILY HOME CARE, INC (34 PLEASANT STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Spencer:

  • EDEN HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; CHERRY VALLEY, MA)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-THE MEADOWS (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ROCHDALE, MA)
  • OVERLOOK VNA AND HOSPICE SERVICES (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CHARLTON, MA)
  • INTERIM HEALTH CARE OF WORCESTER (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; WORCESTER, MA)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-THE HERMITAGE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WORCESTER, MA)
  • HERMITAGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WORCESTER, MA)
  • GUARDIAN HOSPICE OF MASSACHUSETTS, INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; WEST BROOKFIELD, MA)

Airports located in Spencer:

  • Spencer Airport (Runways: 1, Itinerant Ops: 2,100, Local Ops: 8,000, Military Ops: 25)

Amtrak station near Spencer:

  • 11 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

College/University in Spencer:

  • Central Mass School of Massage and Therapy Inc (Full-time enrollment: 13; Location: 200 Main St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.centralmassschool.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:

  • Worcester State University (about 8 miles; Worcester, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,426)
  • Clark University (about 9 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,687)
  • Assumption College (about 10 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)
  • College of the Holy Cross (about 10 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,125)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 10 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 12 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,877)
  • Mount Wachusett Community College (about 25 miles; Gardner, MA; FT enrollment: 3,143)

Public high school in Spencer:

Public elementary/middle schools in Spencer:

See full list of schools located in Spencer, School District: SPENCER-E BROOKFIELD

Library in Spencer:

  • RICHARD SUGDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $328,633; Location: 8 PLEASANT STREET; 53,367 books; 1,289 audio materials; 984 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 89 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Spencer: Knox Trail Regional Junior High School Library (A), Spencer Town Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Spencers Shoppers Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Spencer: Methodist Church of Spencer (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Cider Millpond (A), Lake Whittemore (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Spencer include: Laurel Hill Park (1), Spencer Town Center Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Worcester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.3. This is about average.

City:

78.3
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.507. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.507
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 12.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.21. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.21
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.80
U.S.:

9.14

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

SPENCER WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 7,037, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-25-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2009)
  • OCCT/SOWT Treatment Installation/Demonstration - In SEP-16-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-01-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-30-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-05-2007)
ZUKAS HILLTOP BARN (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-12-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
SAINT JOSEPHS ABBEY (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-10-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-06-2014)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
  • 27 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.6%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.1% for Black residents, 0.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.6% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  57.6%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.3%
Whole state:  7.0%

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
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Spencer in 2000:

  • 29 people in nursing homes
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Spencer, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Spencer compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Banks with branches in Spencer (2011 data):

  • Spencer Savings Bank: Fair Plaza Branch at Fair Shopping Center, Route 9, branch established on 1982/03/06; at 176 Main Street, branch established on 1871/04/05. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $375.2 mil, Deposits: $295.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Spencer Mhc
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Spencer Branch at 13 Pleasant Street, branch established on 1989/02/15. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Southbridge Savings Bank: Spencer Big Y Branch at 70 West Main Street, branch established on 1996/06/01. Info updated 2008/10/14: Bank assets: $419.3 mil, Deposits: $329.4 mil, headquarters in Southbridge, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Green Valley Bancorp, Mhc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Massachusetts average:

12.9

Spencer travel time to work - commute Spencer mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (34%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Spencer CDP (based on Worcester County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic306,925118
Mainline Protestant43,326171
Evangelical Protestant37,511203
Other18,93169
Orthodox7,93515
Black Protestant4976
None383,427-
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: 135
Worcester County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Worcester County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Worcester County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Here:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
State:

16.5%

3.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.66%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($555 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, MA  0.97% ($60,516 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.24% ($51,162)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.16% ($52,384)


4.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($764 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.91% ($52,341 average AGI)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($46,486)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.22% ($53,668)

Strongest AM radio stations in Spencer:

  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVEI (1440 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WORC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WARE (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARE, MA; Owner: SUCCESS SIGNAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spencer:

  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WORC-FM (98.9 FM; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Spencer:

  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
Spencer fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Spencer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Spencer)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 302 Main Street (Lat: 42.246111 Lon: -71.975000), Type: Pole, Structure height: 20 m, Overall height: 23 m, Call Sign: WXB983
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.6400 MHz, 154.062 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/30/2010, Expiration Date: 03/18/2021
    Registrant: Spencer Town Of Fire Department, 11 West Main Street, Spencer, MA 01562, Phone: (508) 885-3555, Fax: (508) 885-7533, Email:
  • Town Hall Main St (Lat: 42.241750 Lon: -71.991194), Call Sign: WNLZ765
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.745 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/21/2013, Expiration Date: 06/16/2023
    Registrant: Ma Ema, 400 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702, Phone: (508) 820-2022, Fax: (508) 875-2517, Email:
  • 44 Maple St (Lat: 42.244806 Lon: -71.992583), Call Sign: KUP303
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.0800 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/02/2013, Expiration Date: 09/15/2022
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 167 N Spencer Road (Lat: 42.289528 Lon: -72.002000), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WQBV449
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/21/2004, Expiration Date: 12/21/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/10/2011, Certifier: Gregory Sampl
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 42.247250 Lon: -72.007389, Call Sign: WQNT926
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.362 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/24/2011, Expiration Date: 05/24/2021, Certifier: Greg Karpawicz
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • SPENCER, .3 Miles Ne Of Sr31 (Charlton Road) & Blueberry Hill Drive (092862) (Lat: 42.191361 Lon: -71.982667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 140.5 m, Overall height: 142.3 m, Call Sign: WMS282
    Assigned Frequencies: 10553.7 MHz, 6750.00 MHz, 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • BOS1103, 99 Smithville Road (Lat: 42.240167 Lon: -72.019472), Type: Pole, Structure height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: WQFN573, Licensee ID: L01728370
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/2006, Expiration Date: 08/24/2016, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr.
    Registrant: Fibertower Network Services, Corp., Debtor-In-Possession, 1875 Eye Street, Nw, 5th Floor, Room 505, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Email:
  • BOS1109, 59 Donnelly Road (Lat: 42.262083 Lon: -71.972583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQFN579, Licensee ID: L01728370
    Assigned Frequencies: 11215.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/2006, Expiration Date: 08/24/2016, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr.
    Registrant: Fibertower Network Services, Corp., Debtor-In-Possession, 1875 Eye Street, Nw, 5th Floor, Room 505, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Email:
  • BS72XC015, 59 Donnelly Rd (Lat: 42.262083 Lon: -71.972583), Type: Pole, Structure height: 56.4 m, Call Sign: WQPU537
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 23225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 23225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 23225.0 MHz, 23225.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/17/2012, Expiration Date: 08/17/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • SPENCER, Rt 31 New Spencer Rd (Lat: 42.191389 Lon: -71.982778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 140.5 m, Overall height: 142.3 m, Call Sign: WLW298
    Assigned Frequencies: 11647.5 MHz, 6805.00 MHz, 6402.32 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/02/2010, Expiration Date: 04/01/2020, Certifier: Carol L Tacker
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Spencer)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED25$168,60025$127,12078$179,21810$71,1002$292,0008$218,625
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$147,5003$102,3336$138,1672$20,5000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$159,2863$148,66727$152,7046$12,0000$02$206,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$154,4295$116,20015$181,6670$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$132,0007$175,0000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 7262.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$162,0002$200,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$165,0002$203,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$105,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 7262.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 79
  • Hazardous Condition: 141
  • Service Call: 30
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Spencer

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Spencer, MA
Businesses in Spencer, MA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
CVS1Lane Furniture1
Curves1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts2U-Haul2
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1
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