Spencer, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 2,248 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.4%
 
Males: 990  (44.1%)
Females: 1,258  (55.9%)
Median resident age:  42.3 years
West Virginia median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 25276.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $20,102 (it was $19,773 in 2000)
Spencer:

$20,102
WV:

$41,253

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,024 (it was $12,976 in 2000)

Spencer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,207 (it was $48,800 in 2000)
Spencer:

$79,207
WV:

$103,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $422.

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  • Races in Spencer, WV (2010)

    Spencer races chart
    • 2,23896.4%White alone
    • 401.7%Hispanic
    • 331.4%Two or more races
    • 80.3%Asian alone
    • 20.09%American Indian alone
    • 10.04%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Spencer: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (20.5%), German (17.5%), English (11.3%), United States (10.0%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%), Dutch (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/20/1867

Elevation: 749 feet

Land area: 1.19 square miles.

Population density: 1,897 people per square mile   (low).

Spencer,WV real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Spencer:

  • High school or higher: 71.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 17.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spencer city:

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 13.7%
  • Divorced: 17.7%

17 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.7%
West Virginia:

1.1%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Spencer, West Virginia as of August 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Spencer to the number of sex offenders is 68 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $501 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $365 (0.5%)

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
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $48,500
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $61,400
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $49,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $78,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $65,900

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 2013
Murders 00100000000
per 100,000 0.00.043.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000020002
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.089.20.00.00.089.4
Robberies 10000010000
per 100,000 42.70.00.00.00.00.044.60.00.00.00.0
Assaults 83784353710
per 100,000 341.3128.0305.3349.5175.5132.7223.0138.2327.743.30.0
Burglaries 168813148374101312
per 100,000 682.6341.4348.9567.9614.3354.01,650.3184.2468.2562.5536.2
Thefts 6970799470755248525859
per 100,000 2,943.72,987.63,445.34,106.63,071.53,318.62,319.42,211.02,434.52,509.72,636.3
Auto thefts 38522341301
per 100,000 128.0341.4218.187.487.8132.7178.446.1140.40.044.7
Arson 01010000000
per 100,000 0.042.70.043.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.5) 267.3204.4341.4292.4216.5202.6366.3138.1215.4154.5227.0

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City-data.com crime index 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 2013, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
West Virginia average:

1.92
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
  • Information (1%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Spencer-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 74% 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 near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 146.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.7 miles away from Spencer center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 194.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 144.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 115.0 miles away from Spencer center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 118.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 4, Landslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 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 and medical centers in Spencer:

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

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 30 miles; Parkersburg, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • West Virginia State University (about 37 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 55 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)
  • Marshall University (about 64 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Hocking College (about 65 miles; Nelsonville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,146)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 71 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 74 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)

Public high school in Spencer:

Public elementary/middle schools in Spencer:

See full list of schools located in Spencer

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: 5,002, 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)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 16 regular monitoring violations
CLOVER PSD (Address: 4041 CLAY ROAD , Population served: 764, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between DEC-2013 and FEB-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-09-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-15-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between DEC-2013 and FEB-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-09-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-15-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and NOV-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-15-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and NOV-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-15-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2010), St Public Notif requested (JAN-07-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-07-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-22-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 8 other older monitoring violations
SPRING HEIGHTS ED AND CONF CENTER (Population served: 31, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-12-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-08-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-23-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2010)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-19-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-26-2009)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2009. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-19-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-26-2009)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 36.5%
(35.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 51.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 28.7% 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
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, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Spencer compared to West Virginia state average:

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

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.3
West Virginia average:

11.3

Spencer travel time to work - commute Spencer mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,10030
Evangelical Protestant5289
Other2182
Black Protestant1811
Catholic1601
None11,739-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Roane County:

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.
State:

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
Roane County:

7.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.9%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Roane County:

31.3%
West Virginia:

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

18.8%
State:

13.1%
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$5,088$30,5280$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,750$45,0005$294
Police Protection - Officers 6$15,750$31,5001$912
Streets and Highways 5$9,738$23,3712$1,820
Sewerage 6$8,249$16,4981$332
Water Supply 8$21,997$32,9960$0
Totals for Government 28$64,572$27,6749$3,358

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $456,000 ($202.85)
    Financial Administration: $370,000 ($164.59)
    Sewerage: $305,000 ($135.68)
    Regular Highways: $272,000 ($121.00)
    Police Protection: $254,000 ($112.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($11.57)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $178,000 ($79.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $573,000 ($254.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $86,000 ($38.26)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $618,000 ($274.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($9.79)
    Parking Facilities: $13,000 ($5.78)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $21,000 ($9.34)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($7.56)
    Rents: $6,000 ($2.67)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($2.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $628,000 ($279.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $28,000 ($12.46)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License, NEC: $460,000 ($204.63)
    Property: $168,000 ($74.73)
    Public Utilities Sales: $74,000 ($32.92)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $21,000 ($9.34)
    Other Selective Sales: $21,000 ($9.34)
    Other License: $14,000 ($6.23)
    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 ($2369.66)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,099,000 ($2268.24)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $228,000 ($101.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $568,000 ($252.67)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $536,000 ($238.43)

4.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,678 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

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 Kanawha County, WV  1.25% ($33,500 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, WV  0.42% ($16,850)
from Jackson County, WV  0.35% ($24,118)


5.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,640 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

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 Kanawha County, WV  1.49% ($30,875 average AGI)
to Jackson County, WV  0.60% ($28,414)
to Calhoun County, WV  0.43% ($22,952)

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)
Spencer fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Spencer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • $6,505,000Total costs
  • 22,100Total average daily traffic
  • 1,668Total average daily truck traffic
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
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy'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 2008-2015.