Spencer, Tennessee

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Population in 2013: 1,613 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.8%
 
Males: 769  (47.7%)
Females: 844  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 38585.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,794 (it was $25,583 in 2000)
Spencer:

$24,794
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,020 (it was $13,529 in 2000)

Spencer town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,017 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Spencer:

$74,017
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $87,208; Detached houses: $95,338; Townhouses or other attached units: $98,873; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $7,462; Mobile homes: $52,235

Median gross rent in 2012: $425.

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Spencer races chart
  • White alone - 1,548 (96.7%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 16 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Spencer: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (33.4%), Irish (16.1%), German (12.9%), English (11.5%), Scottish (2.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1820 feet

Land area: 6.83 square miles.

Population density: 236 people per square mile   (very low).

Spencer,TN real estate house value index trend

Spencer, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Spencer:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spencer town:

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 19.5%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.2%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Spencer, Tennessee as of March 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Spencer to the number of sex offenders is 325 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $313 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $386 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (49.5 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (78.3 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (438.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mooneyham, TN (2.7 miles ), Doyle, TN (2.9 miles ), Welchland, TN (2.9 miles ), Campaign, TN (3.4 miles ), Sparta, TN (3.6 miles ), Cumberland Plateau, TN (3.6 miles ), Bon De Croft, TN (3.7 miles ), Irving College, TN (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $44,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $101,900
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $320,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.74 N, Longitude: 85.46 W

Area code: 931

Spencer household income distribution Spencer home values distribution

Crime rates in Spencer by Year
Type 2001 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.061.90.0
Rapes 0000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.059.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.061.90.0
Assaults 2212101101
per 100,000 115.7116.758.4116.659.40.059.059.30.062.6
Burglaries 25543361044
per 100,000 115.7291.7292.1233.1178.3178.4353.8592.8247.7250.5
Thefts 9913311211914715
per 100,000 520.8525.1759.3174.8653.61248.51120.3829.9433.4939.3
Auto thefts 1210041112
per 100,000 57.9116.758.40.00.0237.859.059.361.9125.2
Arson 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.6) 59.077.169.948.552.684.8138.795.0189.580.8

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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: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Tennessee average:

2.54
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.4%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +587 (+52.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (23%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)

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

Average climate in Spencer, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Spencer-area historical tornado activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 41% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.8 miles away from the Spencer town center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.8 miles away from the town center killed 10 people and injured 51 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Spencer-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.0 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 84.1 miles away from Spencer 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 189.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 230.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 201.4 miles away from Spencer center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 191.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Van Buren County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Flash Floods: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Spencer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Spencer:

  • GENERATIONS CENTER OF SPENCER (87 GENERATIONS DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Spencer:

  • NHC HEALTHCARE, SPARTA (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SPARTA, TN)

Airports located in Spencer:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:

  • Tennessee Technological University (about 30 miles; Cookeville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,761)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 47 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • Roane State Community College (about 48 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 49 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 50 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (about 52 miles; Murfreesboro, TN; FT enrollment: 21,628)
  • Lee University (about 52 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)

Public high school in Spencer:

Public elementary/middle school in Spencer:

Private elementary/middle school in Spencer:

  • FAITH TRINITY ACADEMY (Students: 62; Location: 14444 STATE ROUTE 111; Grades: UG - UG)
See full list of schools located in Spencer

Library in Spencer:

  • BURRITT MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $32,754; Location: 424 COLLEGE STREET; 11,525 books; 393 audio materials; 568 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 20 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Spencer: Spencer Fire and Rescue (A), Van Buren County Courthouse (B), Van Buren County Ambulance Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Spencer Cemetery (1), Denney Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Spencer Water Supply Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Ole Luke's Pay Lake & Game Room (1075 Drake And Shockley South).

Courts: Van Buren County - County Court Clerk (Highway 30), County Government Offices - Van Buren County- Circuit Court Clerk (Highway 30).

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

SPENCER WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 5,100, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-03-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2009)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2007)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-05-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-05-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.7%
(29.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.3%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.5%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
73 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
21 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
61 people in nursing homes in 2000
17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Spencer, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Spencer compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Spencer (2011 data):

  • Citizens Tri-County Bank: Spencer Branch at 489 Spring Street, branch established on 1914/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/09: Bank assets: $568.5 mil, Deposits: $503.4 mil, headquarters in Dunlap, TN, positive income, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Sequatchie Valley Bancshares, 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:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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 Van Buren County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.22%
Here: 34.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Duck River and Kindred Baptists AssociationsOther
Adherents40.3%28.4%12.6%6.5%12.3%
Congregations21.7%43.5%13.0%4.3%17.4%
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 convenience stores (with gas): 3
Van Buren County:

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.9%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Van Buren County:

30.5%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.9%
State:

13.5%
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
Financial Administration 2$6,005$36,0300$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$801
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$77
Police Protection - Officers 3$8,126$32,5040$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,281$27,3720$0
Sewerage 1$2,659$31,9080$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$728
Water Supply 6$14,021$28,0420$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$469
Totals for Government 13$33,092$30,5469$2,075

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $321,000 ($199.01)
    Financial Administration: $36,000 ($22.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($4.34)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $138,000 ($85.55)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $80,000 ($49.60)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($8.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $585,000 ($362.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $109,000 ($67.58)
    Highways: $47,000 ($29.14)
  • Tax - Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $76,000 ($47.12)
    Other Selective Sales: $28,000 ($17.36)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,331,000 ($825.17)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,331,000 ($825.17)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $266,000 ($164.91)

5.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,816 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

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 White County, TN  1.18% ($20,818 average AGI)
from Warren County, TN  0.75% ($14,286)


6.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,965 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Warren County, TN  1.28% ($28,750 average AGI)
to White County, TN  1.12% ($25,714)
to Putnam County, TN  0.59% ($38,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Spencer:

  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTZX (860 AM; 1 kW; SPARTA, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSDQ (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DUNLAP, TN; Owner: RODGSON, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSMT (1050 AM; 1 kW; SPARTA, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spencer:

  • WZYZ (90.1 FM; SPENCER, TN; Owner: CHURCH FAITH TRINITY ASSEMBLIES)
  • W211AS (90.1 FM; SPENCER, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKZP (107.3 FM; SPENCER, TN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRKK-FM (105.5 FM; SPARTA, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WGSQ (94.7 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOWF (102.5 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: PEG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • WKXD-FM (106.9 FM; MONTEREY, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)
  • WDNT-FM (104.9 FM; DAYTON, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WAYB-FM (95.7 FM; GRAYSVILLE, TN; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WWOG (90.9 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WUTC (88.1 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Spencer:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WBXX-TV (Channel 20; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF TENNESSEE, LLC)
  • WCTE (Channel 22; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: UPPER CUMBERLAND BROADCAST COUNCIL)
Spencer, Tennessee:
  • Fatal accident count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 34
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Tennessee average:
  • Fatal accident count: 149
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 235
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 164
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 379
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14
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: 7 meters (23ft)
Total average daily traffic: 6,430
Total average daily truck traffic: 290

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Spencer)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Water Tank Hwy 30 .4 Mi E Of Jct 111 & 30 (Lat: 35.746722 Lon: -85.462750), Call Sign: WNMQ308, Licensee ID: L00282997
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/28/1998, Expiration Date: 09/15/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/01/2008
    Registrant: C & S Communications, 1445 E 10th St, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (615) 528-6528

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 35.748889 Lon: -85.467222, Call Sign: WPTZ716
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.930 MHz, 159.525 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/03/2011, Expiration Date: 01/18/2022, Certifier: Herbert C Van Winkle
    Registrant: Communications Evolutions, Mcminnville, TN 37111-8146, Phone: (931) 473-5312, Fax: (931) 473-4117, Email:
  • 911 CENTER, 112 Generations Dr, 911 Center (Lat: 35.751167 Lon: -85.467583), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WPYX541
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.262 MHz, 159.337 MHz, 159.427 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/24/2003, Expiration Date: 11/24/2013, Certifier: Kelly J Dishman
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Van Buren Cty Jail (Lat: 35.747833 Lon: -85.467472), Type: Building, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WQML826
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.205 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/17/2010, Expiration Date: 03/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/21/2011, Certifier: James Hendricks
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Spencer, 1 Km South Of The Intersection Of Rt. 30 & Rt. 111 (Lat: 35.734167 Lon: -85.459167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQOP263
    Assigned Frequencies: 11525.0 MHz, 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/06/2011, Expiration Date: 12/06/2021, Certifier: Gary E Hancock
    Registrant: Advantage Cellular Systems, Inc., 111 High St, Alexandria, TN 37012, Phone: (615) 464-2303, Fax: (615) 529-1500, Email:
  • SPENCER, 7.2 Mi S Of (Lat: 35.659778 Lon: -85.462194), Overall height: 66.4 m, Call Sign: KIM91
    Assigned Frequencies: 3770.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3710.00 MHz, 3710.00 MHz, 3930.00 MHz, 3930.00 MHz, 3790.00 MHz, 3790.00 MHz, 4170.00 MHz, 4170.00 MHz... (+16 more)
    Grant Date: 01/16/1990, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/27/1998
    Registrant: At&t Corp, 1200 Peachtree St 15w24, Atlanta, GA 30309

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: BANKS LARRY G HC HERON (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: SUBARU ALL MDLS A/B (400 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 136LB , Serial Number: HCA1, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/2005
    Registrant (Corporation): Heron Creek Aviation Inc, 849 Lonewood Rd, Spencer, TN 38585
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 8KCAB (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING AEIO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 192JH , Serial Number: 669-92, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 03/31/1992
    Registrant (Individual): James B Hogue, 4111 Archie Rhinehart Pkwy, Spencer, TN 38585
  • Aircraft: WILLI DONALD EDWARD WILLI 2 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 707DW , Serial Number: DW88, Year manufactured: 1988, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/1988
    Registrant (Individual): Frank M Ferree, 833 Golden Pointe Rd, Spencer, TN 38585
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-46-310P (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 886AL , Serial Number: 4608037, Year manufactured: 1986, Airworthiness Date: 12/01/1986
    Registrant (Individual): James B Hogue, 4111 Archie Rinehart Pk, Spencer, TN 38585

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 38
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Spencer

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Spencer, TN
Most common first names in Spencer, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3770.8 years
William3477.6 years
John2473.8 years
Robert1773.4 years
Mary1673.6 years
Thomas1572.8 years
Charles1468.8 years
Joe1370.3 years
Willie1177.8 years
George1078.6 years
Most common last names in Spencer, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hale2777.6 years
Simmons2570.4 years
Shockley2472.8 years
Yates2475.4 years
Madewell2373.7 years
Bouldin2076.4 years
Baker2075.8 years
Sullivan1970.0 years
Mooneyham1777.4 years
Davis1576.9 years
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