For population 25 years and over in Spencer:
For population 15 years and over in Spencer city:
10 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $450 (0.6%)
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:
Latitude: 38.80 N, Longitude: 81.35 W
Area code: 304
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 2012, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+0.6%).
Work and jobs in Spencer: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Spencer, West Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Birthplace of: Roy Lester - College and high school football coach.
Hospitals/medical centers in Spencer:
Airports located in Spencer:
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Local government website: www.cityofspencer.com
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:
Public high school in Spencer:
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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:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Spencer that have no violations reported:
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)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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:
Banks with branches in Spencer (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Spencer city (based on Roane County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 24.41%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
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Spencer government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):
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Spencer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):
5.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,840 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:
5.14% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,310 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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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:
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Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2014.