Spencer, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 5,700.
Population change since 2000: -5.5%
Males: 3,061  (53.7%)
Females: 2,639  (46.3%)
Median resident age:

44.9 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.7 years

Zip codes: 01562.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $62,244 (it was $35,206 in 2000)
Spencer:

$62,244
MA:

$85,843

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,696 (it was $18,975 in 2000)

Spencer CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $245,971 (it was $121,600 in 2000)
Spencer:

$245,971
MA:

$418,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $257,819; detached houses: $248,533; in 2-unit structures: $245,006; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $310,670

Median gross rent in 2019: $904.

March 2019 cost of living index in Spencer: 127.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.2%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.6% for Black residents, 9.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Spencer, MA (2019)
    • 4,86583.4%White alone
    • 3856.6%Asian alone
    • 2283.9%Hispanic
    • 1893.2%Two or more races
    • 1101.9%Black alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Spencer, Massachusetts as of January 24, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Spencer is 530 to 1.


Crime rates in Spencer by year

Type

2006

2007

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.5)
1
(8.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.5)
1
(8.4)
3
(25.5)
3
(25.4)
4
(33.9)
1
(8.5)
2
(16.9)
3
(25.5)
4
(33.6)
2
(16.7)
4
(33.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(32.9)
2
(16.5)
2
(16.8)
2
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.4)
2
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
33
(271.3)
34
(279.8)
36
(302.3)
37
(314.7)
19
(160.6)
24
(203.4)
15
(126.9)
20
(168.9)
13
(110.3)
15
(125.8)
16
(133.5)
7
(58.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
29
(238.4)
37
(304.5)
49
(411.5)
63
(535.8)
48
(405.7)
34
(288.1)
33
(279.2)
21
(177.4)
22
(186.7)
14
(117.4)
14
(116.8)
16
(134.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
110
(904.2)
99
(814.6)
157
(1,318)
156
(1,327)
159
(1,344)
116
(983.0)
118
(998.4)
113
(954.6)
89
(755.4)
52
(436.2)
49
(408.7)
40
(335.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(148.0)
5
(41.1)
7
(58.8)
6
(51.0)
5
(42.3)
11
(93.2)
9
(76.1)
12
(101.4)
11
(93.4)
7
(58.7)
6
(50.0)
9
(75.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.4)
1
(8.5)
2
(16.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index128.8164.2175.2183.1154.8137.397.7108.598.382.468.667.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Spencer, MA

Crime rate in Spencer detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 23 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Massachusetts average:

2.37
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Spencer, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: American (35.6%), French (11.2%), French Canadian (7.3%), Italian (4.0%), Irish (3.7%), Polish (2.4%).

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, Massachusetts map

493 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America).

This place:

8.5%
Massachusetts:

16.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,738 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,727 (1.2%)

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 )

Latitude: 42.24 N, Longitude: 71.99 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,596 (-27.4%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 522 (15.8%)

Area codes: 508, 774

Distribution of median household income in Spencer, MA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Spencer, MA in 2019
Spencer satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $243,900
  • 2015: 42 buildings, average cost: $164,100
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $225,600
  • 2018: 18 buildings, average cost: $274,000
  • 2019: 20 buildings, average cost: $250,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Spencer, MA residents
Average permit cost in Spencer, MA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
Massachusetts:

6.2%
Historical population in Spencer, MA
Historical housing units in Spencer, MA
Most common industries in Spencer, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.1%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Spencer, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Engineers (3.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.5%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.7%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Spencer, Massachusetts

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Spencer, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.3. This is about average.

City:

73.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.280. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.280
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.506. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.506
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.57. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.57
U.S.:

8.46

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 significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 71% 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 Spencer center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 178.8 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) 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 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 115.6 miles away from Spencer 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
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 (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 12

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Spencer topographic map

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:

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

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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.

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

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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Spencer:

Marital status in Spencer, MA
  • Never married: 37.1%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Spencer:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Spencer
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Spencer, MA (based on Worcester County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Worcester County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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.
Massachusetts:

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

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Worcester 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Spencer:

48.6%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.8%
Massachusetts:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Spencer:

21.8%
Massachusetts:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.8%
Massachusetts:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Spencer:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Spencer:

35.9%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Here:

54.7%
Massachusetts:

57.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.9%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Spencer, MA Residents

4.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($598 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.22% ($72,434 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.28% ($80,228)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.20% ($65,864)


4.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.92% ($71,780 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.26% ($69,053)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($82,087)
Businesses in Spencer, MA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
CVS1Lane Furniture1
Curves1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts2U-Haul2
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1

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.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Spencer fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Spencer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 12.6mTotal length
  • $7,757,000Total costs
  • 42,272Total average daily traffic
  • 3,359Total average daily truck traffic
  • 62,050Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 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
  • Lat: 42.232611 Lon: -72.009667, Call Sign: WPLD716,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.187 MHz, 456.237 MHz, 456.512 MHz, 456.637 MHz, 457.700 MHz, Grant Date: 02/16/2012, Expiration Date: 03/18/2022, Certifier: Henry Marc, Registrant: Three-Way Communications, 1000 Old County Circle, Unit 114, Windsor Locks, CT 06096, Phone: (860) 627-0571, Email:
  • 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: 03/09/2021, Expiration Date: 05/24/2031, Certifier: Greg Karpawicz, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • PUMP STATION, Sewer Pumping Station (Lat: 42.242500 Lon: -72.008333), Type: Mast, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WQUI638,
    Assigned Frequencies: 218.775 MHz, Grant Date: 07/17/2014, Expiration Date: 07/17/2024, Certifier: Francis X White, Registrant: Tcs Communications Corp, Salisbury, MA 01952, Phone: (978) 465-7932, Fax: (978) 462-8980, 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, 6345.49 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 08/03/2015, 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: 10835.0 MHz, 10715.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/24/2006, Expiration Date: 08/24/2016, Cancellation Date: 09/09/2013, 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: 11325.0 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/24/2006, Expiration Date: 08/24/2016, Cancellation Date: 09/09/2013, 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: David Werblow, Registrant: Dla Piper LLP, 500 8th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 799-4216, Fax: (202) 799-5616, Email:
  • 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: 6805.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/02/2010, Expiration Date: 04/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 06/12/2017, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

95 (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:

11 (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 in Spencer, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Spencer, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 81. The highest number of fire incidents - 126 took place in 2012, and the least - 30 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Spencer, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (64.2%), and Outside Fires (25.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Spencer, MA
    • 88964.2%Structure Fires
    • 35925.9%Outside Fires
    • 1128.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 251.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Spencer, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Spencer, MA
  • 37.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 30.7%Utility gas
  • 19.0%Electricity
  • 5.6%Wood
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Spencer, MA
  • 56.3%Utility gas
  • 33.5%Electricity
  • 9.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%No fuel used


Spencer compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Spencer on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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