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Population in 2010: 5,700. Population change since 2000: -5.5%
Males: 2,722  (47.8%)
Females: 2,978  (52.2%)

Median resident age:  38.7 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01562.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,956 (it was $35,206 in 2000)
Spencer:

$41,956
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,400

Spencer CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $209,838 (it was $121,600 in 2000)
Spencer:

$209,838
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $251,846; Detached houses: $251,549; Townhouses or other attached units: $168,044; In 2-unit structures: $241,887; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $284,141; Mobile homes: $271,837

Median gross rent in 2012: $765.

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  • White alone - 5,284 (92.7%)
  • Hispanic - 243 (4.3%)
  • Two or more races - 74 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 38 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 38 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.05%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Spencer: 127.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (18.9%), French (18.4%), English (11.1%), Polish (8.4%), Italian (7.5%), French Canadian (6.2%).

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).

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For population 25 years and over in Spencer:

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 15.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spencer CDP:

  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

105 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.9%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Spencer, Massachusetts as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Spencer to the number of sex offenders is 3,004 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,953 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,070 (1.0%)

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+: New York, NY (145.8 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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

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Latitude: 42.24 N, Longitude: 71.99 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -983 (-18.0%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 255 (10.6%)

Area codes: 508, 774

Spencer household income distribution Spencer home values distribution

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 21 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Massachusetts average:

2.49

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.2%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Spencer-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 25% greater 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 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 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 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 14.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.7 miles away from Spencer center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 54.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

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: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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 Recipient born in Spencer: Charles A. Hunter.


Hospital/medical center in Spencer:

  • FAMILY HOME CARE, INC (Home Health Center, 34 PLEASANT STREET)

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Spencer, 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 & Therapy Inc. (Full-time enrollment: 8; Location: 200 Main St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.centralmassschool.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:

  • Worcester State College (about 8 miles; Worcester, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,643)
  • Clark University (about 9 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,953)
  • Assumption College (about 10 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,283)
  • College of the Holy Cross (about 10 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,897)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 10 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,757)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 12 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 4,089)
  • Fitchburg State College (about 27 miles; Fitchburg, MA; FT enrollment: 3,820)

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.8. This is about average.
City:

30.8
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.07. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.07
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.81
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.533. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.533
U.S.:

0.334

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

SPENCER WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 7034, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
SAINT JOSEPHS ABBEY (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and SEP-13-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-30-2002), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2002)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 14 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.3%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 85.3% for Black residents, 0.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.6% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Spencer, MA

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 compared to Massachusetts state average:

Spencer, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.


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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 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:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (38%)
  • Utility gas (38%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.43%
Here57.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents71.7%4.5%4.4%2.4%2.0%
Congregations24.8%3.4%13.9%5.6%6.6%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAMuslim EstimateGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaOther
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.3%1.1%9.1%
Congregations2.8%5.5%0.6%0.9%35.9%
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: 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%

4.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($50,737 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($421 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.14%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.37% ($58,665 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.29% ($58,509)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.18% ($52,994)


4.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($51,085 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($610 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.91% ($51,723 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.25% ($49,788)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.22% ($45,031)

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.)

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

Spencer, Massachusetts:
  • Fatal accident count: 40
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 57
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 16
  • Fatalities: 41
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 96
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Massachusetts average:
  • Fatal accident count: 96
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 135
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 103
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 219
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Spencer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 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
CVS1La-Z-Boy1
Curves1Lane Furniture1
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Daniel P. Smith (9)
  • William Owen Jolley (6)
  • Vincent A. Piucci (5)
  • Barry Maxwell (5)
  • Anthony John Agbay (4)
  • Suraj Gorkhali (4)
  • John C. Mahaney (4)
  • Richard Skov (4)
  • Vincent A. Piucci, Jr. (3)
  • Stanley H. Remiszewski (3)

Total of 71 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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