Spencer, Wisconsin

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Population in 2014: 1,935 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.2%
 
Males: 925  (47.8%)
Females: 1,010  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  39.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 54479.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,034 (it was $40,665 in 2000)
Spencer:

$54,034
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,142 (it was $17,665 in 2000)

Spencer village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $106,998 (it was $70,900 in 2000)
Spencer:

$106,998
WI:

$163,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $643.

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  • Races in Spencer, WI (2010)

    Spencer races chart
    • 1,85996.6%White alone
    • 382.0%Hispanic
    • 211.1%Two or more races
    • 60.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Spencer: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (54.3%), Polish (12.9%), Irish (7.3%), Norwegian (6.9%), Swedish (4.6%), United States (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1902

Elevation: 1310 feet

Land area: 1.99 square miles.

Population density: 973 people per square mile   (low).

Spencer,WI real estate house value index trend

Spencer, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Spencer:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spencer village:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 9.7%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Spencer, Wisconsin as of August 29, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Spencer to the number of sex offenders is 168 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,113 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,880 (2.0%)

Spencer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (58.8 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (124.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (240.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Unity, WI (2.5 miles ), McMillan, WI (2.9 miles ), Marshfield, WI (3.0 miles ), Chili, WI (3.1 miles ), Loyal, WI (3.1 miles ), Colby, WI (3.3 miles ), Stratford, WI (3.4 miles ), Hewitt, WI (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $105,600
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $91,200
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $102,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.76 N, Longitude: 90.30 W

Area code: 715

Spencer household income distribution Spencer home values distribution

Crime rates in Spencer by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.054.30.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 410000100
per 100,000 204.152.00.00.00.00.055.80.00.0
Burglaries 524122624
per 100,000 255.1104.1210.654.3108.3109.8334.8110.4206.9
Thefts 211212211313232417
per 100,000 1,071.4624.3631.91,141.3704.2713.51,283.51,324.5879.5
Auto thefts 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 0N/A00000N/A0
per 100,000 0.0N/A0.00.00.00.00.0N/A0.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.5) 105.744.441.7164.637.237.789.563.251.7

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Crime rate in Spencer detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 6 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Wisconsin average:

2.23
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +154 (+8.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Spencer: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Spencer, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Spencer-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Spencer village center killed 4 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 tornado 42.0 miles away from the village center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Spencer-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 286.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 238.7 miles away from Spencer center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 298.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 214.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 419.4 miles away from Spencer center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 450.9 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 Marathon County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Spencer topographic map

Birthplace of: Ted Fritsch - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Spencer:

  • MARSHFIELD CLNC- MARSHFIELD CENTER ASC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; MARSHFIELD, WI)
  • MINISTRY SAINT JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; MARSHFIELD, WI)
  • MINISTRY HC HM HLTH MARSHFIELD (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; MARSHFIELD, WI)
  • NORWOOD HEALTH CTR-CENTRAL (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MARSHFIELD, WI)
  • DAVITA - MARSHFIELD DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; MARSHFIELD, WI)
  • MARSHFIELD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MARSHFIELD, WI)
  • COLONIAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; COLBY, WI)

airports located in Spencer:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:

  • Northcentral Technical College (about 36 miles; Wausau, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,356)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 36 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 40 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 60 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 60 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 80 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • Western Technical College (about 81 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)

Public high school in Spencer:

  • SPENCER JUNIOR HIGH/HIGH (Location: 300 SCHOOL ST, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Spencer:

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Notable locations in Spencer: Marathon County Public Library Spencer Branch (A), Spencer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Spencer: Christ the King Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Mo-B'S Cafe & Motel (306 North Pacific Street).

Marathon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.8%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  66.2%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Spencer (2011 data):

  • Heritage Bank: at 201 West Clark Street, branch established on 1908/06/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $102.3 mil, Deposits: $86.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Spencer Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Citizens State Bank of Loyal: Spencer Branch at 302 South Pacific Street, branch established on 2009/08/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $151.9 mil, Deposits: $116.5 mil, headquarters in Loyal, WI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancshares Of Loyal, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Wisconsin average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Spencer village (based on Marathon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic41,26025
Evangelical Protestant23,68675
Mainline Protestant20,77939
Other1,1969
Orthodox401
None47,102-
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: 32
Marathon County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Marathon County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 106
Here:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Marathon County:

27.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.6%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.8%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.6%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.5%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.8%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Spencer:

55.3%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.3%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Spencer, WI 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
Financial Administration 1$1,410$16,9201$73
Other Government Administration 2$7,771$46,6267$1,274
Police Protection - Officers 3$11,971$47,8842$1,760
Streets and Highways 1$3,418$41,0160$0
Sewerage 1$3,529$42,3480$0
Water Supply 1$3,418$41,0160$0
Other and Unallocable 2$6,288$37,7281$225
Totals for Government 11$37,805$41,24211$3,332

Spencer government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $450,000 ($232.56)
    General: $37,000 ($19.12)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $425,000 ($219.64)
    Regular Highways: $282,000 ($145.74)
    Police Protection: $189,000 ($97.67)
    Fire Protection: $177,000 ($91.47)
    Water Utilities: $174,000 ($89.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $81,000 ($41.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $80,000 ($41.34)
    Central Staff Services: $77,000 ($39.79)
    General Public Buildings: $23,000 ($11.89)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($6.72)
    Housing & Community Development: $12,000 ($6.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000 ($4.65)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($4.13)
    Health Services - Other: $5,000 ($2.58)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,000 ($1.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $207,000 ($106.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $22,000 ($11.37)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $381,000 ($196.90)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $37,000 ($19.12)

Spencer government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $435,000 ($224.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $86,000 ($44.44)
    Housing & Community Development: $8,000 ($4.13)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($1.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.52)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $41,000 ($21.19)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $40,000 ($20.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $80,000 ($41.34)
    Rents: $54,000 ($27.91)
    Special Assessments: $33,000 ($17.05)
    General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($7.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $231,000 ($119.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $603,000 ($311.63)
    Highways: $120,000 ($62.02)
    All Other: $21,000 ($10.85)
  • Tax - Property: $474,000 ($244.96)
    NEC: $39,000 ($20.16)

Spencer government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $618,000 ($319.38)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,277,000 ($1693.54)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $0 ($0.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,631,000 ($842.89)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $556,000 ($287.34)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,338,000 ($691.47)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $308,000 ($159.17)
    Water Utilities: $62,000 ($32.04)

Spencer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,041,000 ($537.98)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $550,000 ($284.24)

3.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,954 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.95%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

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 Wood County, WI  0.35% ($37,335 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, WI  0.32% ($31,017)
from Portage County, WI  0.26% ($34,958)


4.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,123 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

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 Wood County, WI  0.32% ($31,557 average AGI)
to Portage County, WI  0.28% ($27,442)
to Dane County, WI  0.28% ($29,040)

Strongest AM radio stations in Spencer:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WDLB (1450 AM; 1 kW; MARSHFIELD, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WCCN (1370 AM; 5 kW; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Owner: CENTRAL WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFHR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spencer:

  • WOSQ (92.3 FM; SPENCER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WLJY (106.5 FM; MARSHFIELD, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WDEZ (101.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: W R I G, INC.)
  • WCCN-FM (107.5 FM; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Owner: CENTRAL WISCONSIN B/CG INC.)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WGNV (88.5 FM; MILLADORE, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WLBL-FM (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WXPW (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WGLX-FM (103.3 FM; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WOFM (94.7 FM; MOSINEE, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WKQH (104.9 FM; MARATHON, WI; Owner: RLM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Spencer:

  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WAOW-TV (Channel 9; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WSAW-TV (Channel 7; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W60CI (Channel 60; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHRM-TV (Channel 20; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W16AY (Channel 16; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CS (Channel 18; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W40BC (Channel 40; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62DA (Channel 62; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Spencer fatal accident list:

Jun 19, 2009 11:30 AM, E Clark St, Lat: 45.07710, Lon: -90.22222, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 24, 2000 06:10 AM, Sr-13, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 7, 1994 01:50 AM, 13, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Mar 15, 1984 02:19 PM, Willow Dr, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Spencer)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • 809 N Pacific (Lat: 44.765778 Lon: -90.290389), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WNTX691
    Assigned Frequencies: 23225.0 MHz, 23325.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/10/2009, Expiration Date: 01/24/2020Registrant: Northcentral Technical College, 1000 W Campus Dr, Wausau, WI 54401, Phone: (715) 675-3331
  • SPENCER, 514 Park St Nw Corner Of Park & Kob (Lat: 44.753000 Lon: -90.296222), Structure height: 38.1 m, Overall height: 41.1 m, Call Sign: WPOU793
    Assigned Frequencies: 6665.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/16/2009, Expiration Date: 08/02/2019Registrant: County Of Marathon, 500 Forest Street, Wausau, WI 54403, Phone: (715) 261-1218, Email:
  • Spencer, 514 Park Street (Lat: 44.752528 Lon: -90.297139), Type: Tank, Structure height: 41.1 m, Call Sign: WQTI213
    Assigned Frequencies: 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/07/2014, Expiration Date: 02/07/2024, Certifier: Clint W HagerRegistrant: Country Wireless, LLC, 16 W 575 79th St., #102, Marshfield, WI 54449, Phone: (715) 389-8584, Email:
  • SPENCER, 53266 Hwy 13 South(S807 Hanson Rd) (Spencer #50225) (Lat: 44.742361 Lon: -90.269000), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WQVW617
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHzGrant Date: 05/29/2015, Expiration Date: 05/29/2025, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Spencer)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$123,0904$134,130
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$85,440
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0021.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$79,640
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0021.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

LITTLE CLUB BAR (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-2009), St Other (4 times from JUL-13-2009 to SEP-08-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2009)
MARANATHA MARKET (Population served: 33, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-03-2010), St Boil Water Order (AUG-03-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010), St Other (FEB-25-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010), St Other (AUG-30-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-19-2012)

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

  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN CHURCH (Address: B3750 STH 13 , Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • UNITY PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Businesses in Spencer, WI

  • Ford: 1
  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 2
  • Subway: 1

Spencer compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Spencer on our top lists:

  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 500+"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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