For population 25 years and over in Spencer:
For population 15 years and over in Spencer city:
4 residents are foreign born ().
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,000 (2.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (45.1 miles , pop. 123,975).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (188.7 miles , pop. 390,007).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (519.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Farmer, SD (2.2 miles) , Emery, SD (3.0 miles ), Salem, SD (3.2 miles ), Alexandria, SD (3.3 miles ), Canova, SD (3.4 miles) , Fulton, SD (3.4 miles) , Bridgewater, SD (3.6 miles ), Canistota, SD (4.2 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 43.73 N, Longitude: 97.59 W
Area code: 605
Population change in the 1990s: -160 (-50.5%).
Average climate in Spencer, South Dakota
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Spencer-area historical tornado activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 155% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/30/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the Spencer city center killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $18 million in damages.
On 6/7/1993, a category F4 tornado 18.8 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Spencer-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from Spencer center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.3 miles away from Spencer center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 24.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in McCook County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Shannon Bolin - Actor.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 3.8%
(4.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Spencer compared to South Dakota state average:
Banks with branches in Spencer (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Spencer (based on McCook County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 87.84%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,869 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,705 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Spencer fatal accident list:
Feb 14, 1980 00:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Spencer)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Paging Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
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