Spencer, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 2,111 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.2%
 
Males: 1,001  (47.4%)
Females: 1,110  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

49.9 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 25276.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $28,944 (it was $19,773 in 2000)
Spencer:

$28,944
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,277 (it was $12,976 in 2000)

Spencer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $88,579 (it was $48,800 in 2000)
Spencer:

$88,579
WV:

$119,800

Median gross rent in 2017: $493.

March 2019 cost of living index in Spencer: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 28.0%
(25.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 81.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 49.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Spencer, WV (2017)
    • 1,86794.5%White alone
    • 663.3%Hispanic
    • 100.5%Two or more races
    • 60.3%Black alone
    • 20.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 42 registered sex offenders living in Spencer, West Virginia as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Spencer is 47 to 1.


Crime rates in Spencer by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2012

2013

2015

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(89.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(89.4)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(175.5)
3
(132.7)
5
(223.0)
3
(138.2)
7
(327.7)
1
(43.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(135.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
14
(614.3)
8
(354.0)
37
(1,650)
4
(184.2)
10
(468.2)
13
(562.5)
12
(536.2)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
70
(3,072)
75
(3,319)
52
(2,319)
48
(2,211)
52
(2,434)
58
(2,510)
59
(2,636)
40
(1,803)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(87.8)
3
(132.7)
4
(178.4)
1
(46.1)
3
(140.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.7)
1
(45.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)208.0194.7351.9132.7206.9148.4218.1102.8

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City-data.com crime index in Spencer, WV

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.88
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: American (34.7%), English (16.5%), Italian (4.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.0%), European (3.7%), German (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/20/1867

Elevation: 749 feet

Land area: 1.19 square miles.

Population density: 1,781 people per square mile   (low).

Spencer, West Virginia map

7 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.4%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $438 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $398 (0.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 38.80 N, Longitude: 81.35 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Spencer, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Spencer, WV in 2017
Spencer satellite photo by USGS

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 Spencer, WV residents
Average permit cost in Spencer, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

11.9%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in Spencer, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Educational services (13.2%)
  • Apparel (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Wood products (4.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.7%)
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Apparel (12.9%)
  • Social assistance (7.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Spencer, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)

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 Spencer 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 the city 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 Spencer 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 (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Landslides: 7, Mudslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Spencer topographic map

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:

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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:

  • SPENCER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 416, Location: 85 CLAY ROAD, Grades: PK-4)
  • SPENCER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 102 CHAPMAN AVENUE, Grades: 5-8)
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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Spencer:

Marital status in Spencer, WV
  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

For population 25 years and over in Spencer:

  • High school or higher: 74.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 17.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
West Virginia average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Spencer
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Spencer, WV (based on Roane County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Roane County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.22 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.9%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.3%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Roane County:

18.8%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Spencer:

49.3%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Spencer:

44.1%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Spencer:

28.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Spencer:

21.1%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.5%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Spencer:

6.9
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Spencer:

34.3%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

54.0%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.3%
State:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Spencer, WV Residents
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
Water Supply 8$21,997$32,9960$0
Sewerage 6$8,249$16,4981$332
Police Protection - Officers 6$15,750$31,5001$912
Streets and Highways 5$9,738$23,3712$1,820
Financial Administration 2$5,088$30,5280$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,750$45,0005$294
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 28$64,572$27,6749$3,358

Spencer government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $671,000 ($317.86)
    Sewerage: $365,000 ($172.90)
    Central Staff Services: $343,000 ($162.48)
    Regular Highways: $304,000 ($144.01)
    Police Protection: $291,000 ($137.85)
    General Public Buildings: $76,000 ($36.00)
    Financial Administration: $42,000 ($19.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($16.58)
    Public Welfare - Other: $27,000 ($12.79)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $89,000 ($42.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $892,000 ($422.55)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $101,000 ($47.84)

Spencer government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $597,000 ($282.80)
    Other: $26,000 ($12.32)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $36,000 ($17.05)
    Rents: $17,000 ($8.05)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($2.37)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.47)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $793,000 ($375.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $42,000 ($19.90)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $549,000 ($260.07)
    Property: $278,000 ($131.69)
    Public Utilities Sales: $96,000 ($45.48)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $25,000 ($11.84)
    Other License: $13,000 ($6.16)
    Severance: $7,000 ($3.32)

Spencer government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,772,000 ($2260.54)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,492,000 ($2127.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $280,000 ($132.64)

Spencer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,731,000 ($819.99)

4.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,218 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kanawha County, WV  1.71% ($33,544 average AGI)
from Jackson County, WV  0.48% ($32,364)


5.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kanawha County, WV  1.33% ($35,290 average AGI)
to Jackson County, WV  0.79% ($34,541)
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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Spencer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 164ft / 50.3mTotal length
  • $28,081,000Total costs
  • 40,827Total average daily traffic
  • 2,812Total average daily truck traffic
  • 49,105Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Spencer, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41910-1919
  • 41920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Spencer, WV
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Spencer)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Spencer, WV)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (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: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Spencer)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Spencer)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 43. The highest number of reported fires - 73 took place in 2007, and the least - 26 in 2004. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Spencer, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (50.7%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (18.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Spencer, WV
    • 34850.7%Structure Fires
    • 12618.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 12017.5%Outside Fires
    • 9313.5%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Spencer, WV
  • 90.4%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Electricity
  • 2.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Spencer, WV
  • 78.7%Utility gas
  • 19.9%Electricity
  • 1.5%Other fuel


Spencer compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 8 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Joseph Wilson (6)
  • David Suit (2)
  • Will Starcher (1)
  • David Paul Jarvis (1)

Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2020.