Spencer, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 3,285 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.1%
 
Males: 1,676  (51.0%)
Females: 1,609  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  39.1 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28159.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,426 (it was $36,687 in 2000)
Spencer:

$36,426
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,645 (it was $16,354 in 2000)

Spencer town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,576 (it was $80,100 in 2000)
Spencer:

$100,576
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $135,826; Detached houses: $135,826

Median gross rent in 2012: $791.

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  • White alone - 1,657 (50.6%)
  • Black alone - 1,120 (34.2%)
  • Hispanic - 317 (9.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 76 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 65 (2.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 33 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Spencer: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (11.1%), United States (9.4%), Irish (8.1%), English (7.4%), Scottish (3.0%), Polish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1905

Elevation: 751 feet

Land area: 2.65 square miles.

Population density: 1,238 people per square mile   (low).

Spencer,NC real estate house value index trend

Spencer, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Spencer:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spencer town:

  • Never married: 36.1%
  • Now married: 40.8%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

207 residents are foreign born

This town:  6.3%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Spencer, North Carolina as of May 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Spencer to the number of sex offenders is 251 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,178 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,516 (1.4%)

Spencer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Concord, NC (22.1 miles , pop. 55,977).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (40.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (414.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: East Spencer, NC (0.9 miles ), Salisbury, NC (1.8 miles ), Granite Quarry, NC (2.4 miles ), Faith, NC (2.8 miles ), Tyro, NC (2.9 miles ), Southmont, NC (3.1 miles ), Rockwell, NC (3.1 miles ), Cooleemee, NC (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 35.69 N, Longitude: 80.43 W

Spencer household income distribution Spencer home values distribution

Property values in Spencer, NC


Crime rates in Spencer by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000110
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.029.330.20.0
Rapes 11250001012
per 100,000 29.328.859.3147.10.00.00.029.50.030.260.8
Robberies 22689838480
per 100,000 58.657.7177.8235.3263.8238.589.0235.7117.4241.80.0
Assaults 9675716371762318
per 100,000 263.8173.0207.4147.1205.2476.91097.9500.9176.1695.3547.1
Burglaries 314059727988106107868954
per 100,000 908.61153.41748.12117.62315.42623.03145.43152.62523.52690.41641.3
Thefts 1271098911015413910010098111112
per 100,000 3722.23143.02637.03235.34513.54143.12967.42946.42875.63355.53404.3
Auto thefts 8124514124413
per 100,000 234.5346.0118.5147.129.3119.229.758.9117.4120.9395.1
Arson 40103053542
per 100,000 117.20.029.60.087.90.0148.488.4146.7120.960.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.4) 326.1310.2380.8508.8466.7527.6589.5539.5431.6630.6442.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Spencer detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.65
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -365 (-9.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Spencer, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Spencer-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the Spencer town center injured 2 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 41.6 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Spencer-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 171.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 260.4 miles away from Spencer center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 193.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 198.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 132.7 miles away from Spencer center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 133.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rowan County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Droughts: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Spencer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Spencer:

  • MAGNOLIA ESTATES SKILLED CARE (1404 S SALISBURY AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Spencer:

  • AUTUMN CARE OF SALISBURY (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • ROWAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • BRIGHTMOOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • W.G. (BILL) HEFNER SALISBURY VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 4 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • BRIAN CTR HEALTH AND REHAB/SALISBURY (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • DIALYSIS CARE OF ROWAN COUNTY INC (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • STONERIDGE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)

Amtrak stations near Spencer:

  • 3 miles: SALISBURY (DEPOT & LIBERTY STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: KANNAPOLIS (306 N. MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:

  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (about 5 miles; Salisbury, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,749)
  • Davidson County Community College (about 19 miles; Thomasville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,581)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 25 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,350)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 27 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • Stanly Community College (about 27 miles; Albemarle, NC; FT enrollment: 2,307)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College (about 28 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 7,190)
  • Winston-Salem State University (about 30 miles; Winston-Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 5,378)

Public high schools in Spencer:

Public elementary/middle schools in Spencer:

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Notable location: State Transportation Museum (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shopping Center: Park Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Spencer include: Spencer Presbyterian Church (A), Spencer Methodist Protestant Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Calvary Lutheran Church (D), New Hope Zion Church (E), Oakdale Church (F), Central United Methodist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Spencer include: Spencer Park (1), Southern Railway Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rowan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 80.8. This is about average.

City:

80.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.282. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.282
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 4.24. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.24
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 19.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.22. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.22
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.3%
(31.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.4% for Black residents, 26.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.3%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.5%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
63 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
43 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Spencer in 2000:

  • 107 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in other group homes

Spencer, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Spencer compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Banks with branches in Spencer (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: Spencer Branch 690 at 420 South Salisbury Avenue, branch established on 1943/12/03. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.59%
Here: 48.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of Christ
Adherents34.2%20.9%17.5%6.2%5.5%
Congregations27.6%15.8%16.8%7.7%6.1%
NameCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal Church The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents4.5%1.7%1.4%1.2%6.9%
Congregations0.5%4.1%2.6%1.0%17.9%
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: 23
Rowan County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Rowan County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 59
Rowan County:

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 91
Here:

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Rowan County:

29.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 4$16,136$48,4087$815
Police Protection - Officers 11$33,048$36,0521$168
Firefighters 0$0 19$6,262
Streets and Highways 4$11,672$35,0160$0
Solid Waste Management 5$9,919$23,8060$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$779
Totals for Government 24$70,775$35,38828$8,024

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

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $869,000 ($264.54)
    Regular Highways: $93,000 ($28.31)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $540,000 ($164.38)
    Regular Highways: $327,000 ($99.54)
    Central Staff Services: $269,000 ($81.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $244,000 ($74.28)
    Fire Protection: $72,000 ($21.92)
    General - Other: $57,000 ($17.35)
    Libraries: $15,000 ($4.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($3.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($4.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $31,000 ($9.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($5.78)
    Central Staff: $6,000 ($1.83)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,049,000 ($319.33)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($12.79)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $124,000 ($37.75)
    All Other: $84,000 ($25.57)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $391,000 ($119.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $128,000 ($38.96)
    Interest Earnings: $26,000 ($7.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $125,000 ($38.05)
    General Support: $114,000 ($34.70)
    All Other: $29,000 ($8.83)
  • Tax - Property: $815,000 ($248.10)
    NEC: $12,000 ($3.65)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $698,000 ($212.48)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $257,000 ($78.23)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $832,000 ($253.27)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $673,000 ($204.87)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $247,000 ($75.19)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $832,000 ($253.27)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($7.91)
    Other, NEC: $9,000 ($2.74)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,058,000 ($322.07)

5.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,287 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cabarrus County, NC  1.15% ($28,311 average AGI)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.50% ($31,704)
from Iredell County, NC  0.34% ($33,238)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,485 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($161 average AGI)
Rowan County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cabarrus County, NC  1.31% ($27,444 average AGI)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.61% ($33,065)
to Iredell County, NC  0.33% ($31,389)

Strongest AM radio stations in Spencer:

  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSTP (1490 AM; 1 kW; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: ROWAN MEDIA INC.)
  • WSAT (1280 AM; 1 kW; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAP COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WDSL (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MOCKSVILLE, NC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WLXN (1440 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WSJS (600 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WRNA (1140 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CHINA GROVE, NC; Owner: SOUTH ROWAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spencer:

  • W267AG (101.3 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INCORPORATED)
  • WOGR-FM (93.3 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WEND (106.5 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • W205BY (88.9 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDAV (89.9 FM; DAVIDSON, NC; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Spencer:

  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W52CW (Channel 52; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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

Spencer, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 173
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 33
  • Fatalities: 121
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 299
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19
See more detailed statistics of Spencer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 16 meters (52ft)
Total average daily traffic: 4,200
Total average daily truck traffic: 294
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 11,000

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Bill Goddard, 950 Hackett Road (Lat: 35.711306 Lon: -80.396333), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 7046439101, Berkleygroupllc.Com, 10612-D PROVIDENCE ROAD, PMB 742
  • Bill Goddard, 950 Hackett Road (Lat: 35.711306 Lon: -80.396333), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 7046439101, Berkleygroupllc.Com, 10612-D PROVIDENCE ROAD, PMB 742
  • Todd J Bowman, 950 Hackett Road (Lat: 35.711306 Lon: -80.396333), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 37159 m, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 9417575010, Tbowman@tarpontowers.Com, 1001 THIRD AVENUE WEST Suite- 420
  • Todd J Bowman, 950 Hackett Road (Nc1005 Yadkin) (Lat: 35.711306 Lon: -80.396333), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 37159 m, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 9417575010, Tbowman@tarpontowers.Com, 1001 THIRD AVENUE WEST Suite- 420

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 116 Forth St (Lat: 35.704306 Lon: -80.424778), Call Sign: KNDF399
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/17/2012, Expiration Date: 08/17/2022
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: K4ZMG, Licensee ID: L00226258
    Grant Date: 04/12/2000, Expiration Date: 04/12/2010, Cancellation Date: 04/13/2012
    Registrant: Donald G Beaver, 606 S Rowan Ave, Spencer, NC 28159
  • Call Sign: KC4HSC
    Grant Date: 07/07/1992, Expiration Date: 07/07/2002, Cancellation Date: 07/08/2004
    Registrant: Donald C Foster, Spencer, NC 28159
  • Call Sign: KG4UDV, Licensee ID: L00542519
    Grant Date: 07/08/2002, Expiration Date: 07/08/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/22/2010, Certifier: Paul D Jones
    Registrant: Paul D Jones, 410 N Whitehead Ave, Spencer, NC 28159
  • Call Sign: KG4UQU, Licensee ID: L00557233
    Grant Date: 08/12/2002, Expiration Date: 08/12/2012, Certifier: Thomas C Neill Jr
    Registrant: Thomas C Neill Jr, 200 North Yadkin Ave, Spencer, NC 28159
  • Call Sign: KI4GFW, Licensee ID: L00888153
    Grant Date: 07/06/2004, Expiration Date: 07/06/2014, Certifier: Jonathan S Furnas
    Registrant: Jonathan S Furnas, 109 Charles St, Spencer, NC 28159
  • Call Sign: N3MJC, Previous Call Sign: KI4QCJ, Licensee ID: L01170659
    Grant Date: 08/01/2006, Expiration Date: 08/01/2016, Certifier: Hugh A Deadwyler Jr
    Registrant: Hugh A Deadwyler Jr, 1404 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC 28159
  • Call Sign: KI4SCE, Licensee ID: L01212327
    Grant Date: 11/13/2006, Expiration Date: 11/13/2016, Certifier: Steven W Patterson
    Registrant: Steven W Patterson, 604 7th Street, Spencer, NC 28159

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$96,15526$80,85968$87,4411$1,64024$78,596
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$07$66,9116$81,2600$03$52,360
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$69,04012$57,68827$77,5196$23,2057$77,024
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$42,1904$74,94012$83,1330$01$58,630
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$89,8603$91,8700$01$39,450
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0507.00 , 0508.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$71,85110$94,9892$51,805
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$54,7204$94,6880$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$68,4850$02$68,485
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$35,6100$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0507.00 , 0508.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 20
  • Hazardous Condition: 7

Incident types - Spencer

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Spencer, NC
Most common first names in Spencer, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William3872.0 years
Mary3879.0 years
James3674.3 years
John3577.2 years
Robert3272.6 years
Margaret2578.9 years
George1770.2 years
Charles1768.4 years
Thomas1673.6 years
Annie1384.8 years
Most common last names in Spencer, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2377.1 years
Miller2181.4 years
Moore1977.8 years
Williams1670.0 years
Brown1678.7 years
Thompson1266.1 years
Beck1272.5 years
Wilson1177.9 years
Jones1174.3 years
Beaver1079.7 years

Businesses in Spencer, NC

  • Lane Furniture: 1
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