For population 25 years and over in Spencer:
For population 15 years and over in Spencer town:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $199 (0.3%)
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:
Latitude: 35.74 N, Longitude: 85.46 W
Area code: 931
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Spencer detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +587 (+52.1%).
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
Spencer-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 109% 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 below Tennessee state average. It is 79% 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 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 74.8 miles away from Spencer center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 60.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), 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: 6, Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 27.9%
(28.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 85.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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 compared to Tennessee state average:
Banks with branches in Spencer (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Spencer (based on Van Buren County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.22%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
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Spencer government finances in 2002(per resident):
7.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,537 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:
7.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($78,992 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, Tennessee: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
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Spencer)
FAA Registered Aircraft:4
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2013.