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Population in 2012: 2,252 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.3%
 

Males: 994  (44.2%)
Females: 1,258  (55.8%)

Median resident age:  40.2 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 25276.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $19,643 (it was $19,773 in 2000)
Spencer:

$19,643
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,447

Spencer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,421 (it was $48,800 in 2000)
Spencer:

$78,421
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $76,708; Detached houses: $76,554; Townhouses or other attached units: $72,416; In 2-unit structures: $108,624

Median gross rent in 2012: $418.

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  • White alone - 2,238 (96.4%)
  • Hispanic - 40 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 33 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.09%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Spencer: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (23.6%), German (19.3%), English (10.7%), United States (10.0%), Scotch-Irish (4.8%), Dutch (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/20/1867

Elevation: 749 feet

Land area: 1.19 square miles.

Population density: 1,900 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Spencer:

  • High school or higher: 71.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 12.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spencer city:

  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 14.1%
  • Divorced: 21.2%

10 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Spencer, West Virginia as of August 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Spencer to the number of sex offenders is 83 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $450 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $343 (0.4%)

Spencer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (34.8 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (120.1 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (341.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Reedy, WV (2.8 miles) , Grantsville, WV (4.0 miles ), Elizabeth, WV (4.3 miles ), Ripley, WV (4.4 miles ), Clendenin, WV (4.7 miles ), Ravenswood, WV (4.9 miles ), Sissonville, WV (5.1 miles ), Elkview, WV (5.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $27,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $49,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $48,800
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $48,500
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $61,400
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $49,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $78,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $65,900
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 38.80 N, Longitude: 81.35 W

Area code: 304

Spencer household income distribution Spencer home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Spencer by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2012
Murders 0010000000
per 100,000 0.00.043.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000002000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.089.20.00.00.0
Robberies 1000001000
per 100,000 42.70.00.00.00.00.044.60.00.00.0
Assaults 8378435371
per 100,000 341.3128.0305.3349.5175.5132.7223.0138.2327.743.3
Burglaries 1688131483741013
per 100,000 682.6341.4348.9567.9614.3354.01650.3184.2468.2562.5
Thefts 69707994707552485258
per 100,000 2943.72987.63445.34106.63071.53318.62319.42211.02434.52509.7
Auto thefts 3852234130
per 100,000 128.0341.4218.187.487.8132.7178.446.1140.40.0
Arson 0101000000
per 100,000 0.042.70.043.70.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 306.0) 267.3204.4341.4292.4216.5202.6366.3138.1215.4154.5

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
West Virginia average:

1.91

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.6%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+0.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Spencer-area historical tornado activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 45.7 miles away from the Spencer city center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 46.2 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Spencer-area historical earthquake activity is below West Virginia state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.2 miles away from Spencer center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Roane County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Spencer topographic map

Birthplace of: Roy Lester - College and high school football coach.


Hospitals/medical centers in Spencer:

  • ROANE HOMECARE (Home Health Center, 820 CAPITOL STREET)
  • ROANE GENERAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 200 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • MILETREE CENTER (Nursing Home, 825 SUMMIT STREET)
  • ROANE GENERAL HOSPITAL, D/P (Nursing Home, 200 HOSPITAL DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Spencer, WV

Airports located in Spencer:

  • Boggs Field Airport (Runways: 1, Itinerant Ops: 1,000, Local Ops: 2,000, Military Ops: 100)
  • Slate Run Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 24, Itinerant Ops: 300, Local Ops: 2,000, Military Ops: 20)

See details about airports located in Spencer, WV

Local government website: www.cityofspencer.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 33 miles; Parkersburg, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,736)
  • West Virginia State University (about 37 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,062)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 55 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 19,492)
  • Marshall University (about 64 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 9,821)
  • Hocking College (about 65 miles; Nelsonville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,220)
  • Mountain State University (about 72 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 74 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,202)

Public high school in Spencer:

Public elementary/middle schools in Spencer:

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Library in Spencer:

  • ROANE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $175,475; Location: 110 PARKING PLAZA; 51,261 books; 822 audio materials; 3,230 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 56 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Spencer: Roane County Emergency Squad 700 (A), Miletree Health Care Center (B), Spencer - Roane Volunteer Fire Department (C), Roane County Courthouse (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Spencer include: Saint Johns United Methodist Church (A), First Baptist Church of Spencer (B), Apostolic Faith Chapel (C), Love and Kindness Independent Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Miletree Lakes (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tanner Run (A), Scaffold Run (B), Miletree Run (C), Goff Run (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Spencer: Washington Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Courts: West Virginia State Government Offices - Military Affairs & Public Safety Depart (207 East Main Street), West Virginia State Government Offices - Family Court Judge (200 Main Street), Roane County - Courts- Circuit Court Division 5- Clerk (Courthouse), Roane County - Courts- Magistrate Court- Clerk (201 Main Street).

 
Roane County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

SPENCER WATER DEPT (Address: 207 COURT STREET , Population served: 5002, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2005), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-17-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2005), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-17-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2005), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-17-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2006)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Spencer that have no violations reported:

  • CLOVER PSD (Population served: 764, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 34.6%
(34.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 34.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 35.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.5%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Spencer, WV

59 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
90 people in nursing homes in 2000
4 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Spencer compared to West Virginia state average:

Spencer, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Spencer (2011 data):

  • First Neighborhood Bank: at 216 Market Street, branch established on 1912/02/08; Drive-In Branch at 334 Main Street, branch established on 1975/09/04. Info updated 2006/11/15: Bank assets: $140.0 mil, Deposits: $125.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: West-Central Bancorp, Inc.
  • Premier Bank, Inc.: Drive-In Facility at 406 Main Street, branch established on 1976/11/22; Spencer Branch at 303 Main Street, branch established on 2001/07/19. Info updated 2011/04/26: Bank assets: $750.1 mil, Deposits: $622.1 mil, headquarters in Huntington, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc.
  • The Poca Valley Bank, Inc.: Spencer Branch at 1 Black Walnut Avenue, branch established on 2005/04/01. Info updated 2006/09/20: Bank assets: $302.8 mil, Deposits: $271.9 mil, headquarters in Walton, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Poca Valley Bankshares, Inc., The

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 (76%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Spencer city (based on Roane County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 24.41%
Here24.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazareneSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents48.8%24.3%12.0%7.3%2.1%
Congregations35.4%41.7%2.1%4.2%2.1%
NameChurches of ChristSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.2%0.6%0.3%
Congregations4.2%2.1%2.1%2.1%4.2%
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: 6
Here:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Roane County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

7.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Roane County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Roane County:

11.9%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.3%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.8%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,125$25,5000$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$3,264
Streets and Highways 4$6,268$18,8040$0
Water Supply 8$16,150$24,2250$0
Other and Unallocable 4$8,500$25,5000$0
Totals for Government 17$33,043$23,3246$3,264

Spencer government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $456,000 ($202.49)
    Financial Administration: $370,000 ($164.30)
    Sewerage: $305,000 ($135.44)
    Regular Highways: $272,000 ($120.78)
    Police Protection: $254,000 ($112.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($11.55)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $178,000 ($79.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $573,000 ($254.44)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $86,000 ($38.19)

Spencer government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $618,000 ($274.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($9.77)
    Parking Facilities: $13,000 ($5.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $21,000 ($9.33)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($7.55)
    Rents: $6,000 ($2.66)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($2.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $628,000 ($278.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $28,000 ($12.43)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License, NEC: $460,000 ($204.26)
    Property: $168,000 ($74.60)
    Public Utilities Sales: $74,000 ($32.86)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $21,000 ($9.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $21,000 ($9.33)
    Other License: $14,000 ($6.22)
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000 ($1.78)

Spencer government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,327,000 ($2365.45)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,099,000 ($2264.21)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $228,000 ($101.24)

Spencer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $568,000 ($252.22)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $536,000 ($238.01)

5.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,840 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

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:
from Kanawha County, WV  1.41% ($39,000 average AGI)
from Jackson County, WV  0.45% ($27,864)
from Calhoun County, WV  0.27% ($30,308)


5.14% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,310 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

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:
to Kanawha County, WV  1.20% ($24,517 average AGI)
to Jackson County, WV  0.83% ($30,400)
to Wood County, WV  0.29% ($20,714)

Strongest AM radio stations in Spencer:

  • WVRC (1400 AM; 1 kW; SPENCER, WV; Owner: STAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBRJ (910 AM; 5 kW; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WADC (1050 AM; 5 kW; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCW (1410 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spencer:

  • WVRC-FM (104.7 FM; SPENCER, WV; Owner: STAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYRC-LP (92.3 FM; SPENCER, WV; Owner: ROANE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WRZZ (106.1 FM; ELIZABETH, WV; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVRP (90.7 FM; RIPLEY, WV; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)
  • WLWF (93.1 FM; RAVENSWOOD, WV; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)
  • WCEF (98.3 FM; RIPLEY, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WXIL (95.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Spencer:

  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

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

Spencer, West Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
West Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 62
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 91
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 20
  • Fatalities: 68
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 157
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6

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: 5
Total length: 13 meters (43ft)
Total costs: $6,505,000
Total average daily traffic: 22,100
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,668

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Spencer)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Spencer, WV)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Spencer)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Spencer)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 34
  • Hazardous Condition: 111
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Spencer


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Spencer, WV

Most common first names in Spencer, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William8974.9 years
James8673.3 years
John6372.0 years
Charles6271.1 years
Mary5973.9 years
Robert4469.3 years
George3274.4 years
Harry2675.0 years
Ruby2681.0 years
Anna2578.6 years
Most common last names in Spencer, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller9376.3 years
Starcher8571.3 years
Smith6376.2 years
Nichols5973.2 years
Webb4780.1 years
Carpenter4573.2 years
Greathouse3375.0 years
Walker3078.6 years
Harper2772.8 years
Davis2573.1 years
Businesses in Spencer, WV
NameCountNameCount
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Joseph Wilson (5)
  • David Suit (2)
  • Will Starcher (1)

Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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