Spencer, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 1,910 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.1%
 
Males: 992  (51.9%)
Females: 918  (48.1%)
Median resident age:

42.8 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 54479.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,031 (it was $40,665 in 2000)
Spencer:

$50,031
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,177 (it was $17,665 in 2000)

Spencer village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $102,955 (it was $70,900 in 2000)
Spencer:

$102,955
WI:

$178,900

Median gross rent in 2017: $570.

March 2019 cost of living index in Spencer: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.3%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Spencer, WI (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Spencer, Wisconsin as of August 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Spencer is 184 to 1.


Crime rates in Spencer by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(54.3)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(104.2)
4
(209.5)
2
(104.8)
Robberies
(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)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(55.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(104.2)
5
(261.9)
2
(104.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(54.3)
2
(108.3)
2
(109.8)
6
(334.8)
2
(110.4)
4
(206.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(157.2)
1
(52.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(1,141)
13
(704.2)
13
(713.5)
23
(1,283)
24
(1,325)
17
(879.5)
8
(416.7)
7
(366.7)
2
(104.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(52.4)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(104.8)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)158.235.836.285.960.749.7120.8249.9112.7

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City-data.com crime index in Spencer, WI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (67.6%), American (11.1%), Irish (4.8%), Polish (4.5%), English (1.9%), Norwegian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1902

Elevation: 1310 feet

Land area: 1.99 square miles.

Population density: 961 people per square mile   (low).

Spencer, Wisconsin map

11 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.6%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,840 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,199 (2.3%)

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 )

Latitude: 44.76 N, Longitude: 90.30 W

Area code: 715

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

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
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $60,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Spencer, WI residents
Average permit cost in Spencer, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +154 (+8.7%).
Most common industries in Spencer, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (17.4%)
  • Food (10.2%)
  • Wood products (6.6%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (12.0%)
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Wood products (9.7%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Truck transportation (5.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (28.9%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Food (8.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Spencer, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (6.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)

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 Spencer 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 the city 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 Spencer 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 the city 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 (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

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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Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Ted Fritsch - Football player.

Marathon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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)
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.

For population 15 years and over in Spencer:

Marital status in Spencer, WI
  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in Spencer:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Wisconsin average:

10.4

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

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Religion statistics for Spencer, WI (based on Marathon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

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.
Wisconsin:

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

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Marathon County:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Marathon County:

13.2%
Wisconsin:

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

Spencer government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $266,000 ($139.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000 ($19.37)
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $523,000 ($273.82)
    Sewerage: $504,000 ($263.87)
    Water Utilities: $359,000 ($187.96)
    Police Protection: $289,000 ($151.31)
    Regular Highways: $219,000 ($114.66)
    Central Staff Services: $127,000 ($66.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $124,000 ($64.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $51,000 ($26.70)
    Financial Administration: $45,000 ($23.56)
    General Public Buildings: $37,000 ($19.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $16,000 ($8.38)
    Health - Other: $10,000 ($5.24)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($4.71)
    Libraries: $7,000 ($3.66)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $5,000 ($2.62)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($2.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $57,000 ($29.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $154,000 ($80.63)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($2.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $518,000 ($271.20)

Spencer government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $462,000 ($241.88)
    Other: $301,000 ($157.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $97,000 ($50.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $5,000 ($2.62)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($0.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $75,000 ($39.27)
    General Revenue - Other: $56,000 ($29.32)
    Special Assessments: $19,000 ($9.95)
    Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($7.33)
    Rents: $7,000 ($3.66)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($2.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $218,000 ($114.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $629,000 ($329.32)
    Highways: $154,000 ($80.63)
    Other: $18,000 ($9.42)
  • Tax - Property: $630,000 ($329.84)
    Other: $15,000 ($7.85)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $12,000 ($6.28)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.52)

Spencer government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,498,000 ($784.29)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,404,000 ($735.08)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $405,000 ($212.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $311,000 ($162.83)

Spencer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,835,000 ($960.73)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,000 ($29.84)

4.54% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,041 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

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 Wood County, WI  0.48% ($53,070 average AGI)
from Portage County, WI  0.35% ($46,945)
from Lincoln County, WI  0.31% ($39,672)


4.86% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,367 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

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 Wood County, WI  0.44% ($39,397 average AGI)
to Portage County, WI  0.32% ($53,335)
to Lincoln County, WI  0.28% ($48,704)

Businesses in Spencer, WI

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

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: 45.077097, Lon: -90.222217, 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, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 15, 1984 02:19 PM, Willow Dr, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 21.9mTotal length
  • $232,000Total costs
  • 13,581Total average daily traffic
  • 953Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,762Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Spencer, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Spencer, WI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 306 Park St (Lat: 44.757222 Lon: -90.297500), Type: Bant, Structure height: 18.2 m, Overall height: 20 m, Call Sign: WNZD487,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.825 MHz, 464.750 MHz, 461.437 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2012, Expiration Date: 04/21/2022, Registrant: Bandt Communications, Inc., 1346 Excalibur Drive, Janesville, WI 53546-1339, Phone: (608) 757-1770, Fax: (608) 757-1783, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • 809 N Pacific (Lat: 44.765778 Lon: -90.290389), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WNTX691,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23225.0 MHz, 23325.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/10/2009, Expiration Date: 01/24/2020, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/07/2019, Expiration Date: 08/02/2029, Registrant: County Of Marathon, 500 Forest Street, Wausau, WI 54403, Phone: (715) 261-1218, Email:
  • Spencer WT NE, Lat: 44.752583 Lon: -90.297139, Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46.7 m, Call Sign: WQJT704,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/2019, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Clint W Hager, Registrant: Country Wireless LLC, D3131 Bangart Road, Stratford, WI 54484, Phone: (715) 389-8584, Email:
  • Spencer WT S, Lat: 44.752583 Lon: -90.297139, Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46.7 m, Call Sign: WQJT704,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/2019, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Clint W Hager, Registrant: Country Wireless LLC, D3131 Bangart Road, Stratford, WI 54484, Phone: (715) 389-8584, Email:
  • Spencer WT NW, Lat: 44.752583 Lon: -90.297139, Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46.7 m, Call Sign: WQJT704,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/2019, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Clint W Hager, Registrant: Country Wireless LLC, D3131 Bangart Road, Stratford, WI 54484, Phone: (715) 389-8584, Email:
  • Spencer Water Tower, 514 Park Street (Lat: 44.752528 Lon: -90.297139), Type: Tank, Structure height: 48 m, Overall height: 49 m, Call Sign: WQTI213,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11485.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz... (+57 more), Grant Date: 02/07/2014, Expiration Date: 02/07/2024, Certifier: Clint W Hager, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/29/2015, Expiration Date: 05/29/2025, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (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 in Spencer, WI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Spencer, WI - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 9. The highest number of reported fires - 23 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Spencer, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (51.9%), and Outside Fires (32.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Spencer, WI
    • 8151.9%Structure Fires
    • 5132.7%Outside Fires
    • 2214.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Spencer, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Spencer, WI
  • 78.8%Utility gas
  • 12.9%Electricity
  • 4.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Spencer, WI
  • 51.9%Utility gas
  • 40.4%Electricity
  • 7.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


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 above state average.
  • Number of college students 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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