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Spencer County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2019: 20,651 (all rural); it was 20,391 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,257
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,352
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,316
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,473 (it was 1,253 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

30%

Land area: 399 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 52 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Spencer County: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (25.3%), Educational, health and social services (17.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 84%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Spencer County, IN (2019)
    • 19,40194.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6233.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2191.1%Two or more races
    • 1460.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 770.4%Asian alone
    • 280.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

44.4 years
Indiana median age:

38.0 years
Males: 10,373  (50.2%)
Females: 10,278  (49.8%)
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Average household size:
Spencer County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,628 ($42,451 in 1999)
This county:

$58,628
Indiana:

$57,603

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $482 (lower quartile is $343, upper quartile is $596)
This county:

$482
State:

$669


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $140,587 (it was $85,400 in 2000)
Spencer:

$140,587
Indiana:

$156,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,723 - $212,688
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,089
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $399

Institutionalized population: 199
Spencer County, IN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 168 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 1998: 171 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 1999: 179 buildings, average cost: $89,800
  • 2000: 145 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2001: 125 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 2002: 111 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2003: 108 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2004: 96 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 2005: 97 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2006: 72 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2007: 71 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2008: 49 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2009: 37 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2010: 38 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2011: 36 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2012: 42 buildings, average cost: $190,500
  • 2013: 34 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2014: 36 buildings, average cost: $184,700
  • 2015: 40 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 2016: 49 buildings, average cost: $176,600
  • 2017: 44 buildings, average cost: $221,300
  • 2018: 40 buildings, average cost: $221,100
  • 2019: 49 buildings, average cost: $176,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Spencer, IN residents
Average permit cost in Spencer, IN
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $861 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $773 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Spencer, IN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Spencer, IN in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Spencer, IN in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.2%
Spencer County:

8.2%
Indiana:

11.9%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.9% for American Indian residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.4 years old
(Males: 42.8 years old, Females: 45.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.2 years old, Black residents: 47.5 years old, American Indian residents: 8.2 years old, Asian residents: 29.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.7 years old, Other race residents: 32.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Spencer County is $387 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $504 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $652 a month.

Cities in this county include: Rockport, Santa Claus, Dale, Hatfield, St. Meinrad, Grandview, Chrisney, Gentryville.

Spencer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Iron County, Utah .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Indiana:

4.9%

Unemployment by year in Spencer, IN
County total employment by year in Spencer, IN
County average yearly wages by year in Spencer, IN

Current college students: 573
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 335 (50.3% naturalized citizens)

Spencer County:

1.6%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 222010 or later
  • 1142000 to 2009
  • 1241990 to 1999
  • 301980 to 1989
  • 81970 to 1979
  • 15Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 46.9%

Spencer County marital status for males Spencer County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,596
  • One, attached: 8
  • Two: 280
  • 3 or 4: 113
  • 5 to 9: 101
  • 10 to 19: 42
  • 20 to 49: 86
  • 50 or more: 9
  • Mobile homes: 923

Housing units in Spencer County with a mortgage: 3,739 (43 second mortgage, 464 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,013

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

65.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Spencer County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,3098
Mainline Protestant3,48622
Evangelical Protestant2,09821
Other-1
None11,059-
Spencer County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Spencer County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Spencer County:

6.41 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

4.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Spencer County:

9.5%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Spencer County:

29.0%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Spencer County:

Average size of farms: 261 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $58,611
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $184.44
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.34%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.45%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $61,893
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 72.45%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $79,602
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.22%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.25
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 7.39%
Corn for grain: 51264 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4285 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 49676 harvested acres
Vegetables: 56 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Spencer County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Indiana state average. It is 176% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 55.9 miles away from Spencer County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 55.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 41.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 72.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.0 miles away from Spencer County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:17, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 9.6 mi) earthquake occurred 55.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Indiana Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 31, 2020, FEMA Id: 4515, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Indiana Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2018 - March 4, 2018, FEMA Id: 4363, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011 to June 06, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1997: June 23, 2011, FEMA Id: 1997, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1828: March 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 1828, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 12, 2008 to October 06, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1795: September 23, 2008, FEMA Id: 1795, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3238: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3238, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Indiana Snow, Incident Period: December 21, 2004 to December 23, 2004, Emergency Declared EM-3197: January 11, 2005, FEMA Id: 3197, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Indiana Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 03, 2004 to July 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1542: September 01, 2004, FEMA Id: 1542, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2004 to June 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1520: June 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1520, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to March 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1165: March 06, 1997, FEMA Id: 1165, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Spencer County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Spencer

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,492 (81.1%)
  • Carpooled: 653 (8.2%)
  • Bus: 48 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 84 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 92 (1.1%)
  • Worked at home: 644 (8.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (53%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Guatemala (7%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Hungary (4%)
  • Japan (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Spencer County


  • German (35%)
  • American (16%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Spencer County, Indiana in 2000:

  • 163 people in religious group quarters
  • 144 people in nursing homes
  • 56 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Spencer County, Indiana in 2010:

  • 169 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 139 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 60 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,722.

4.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,243 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.93%
Indiana average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.47% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($32,099 average AGI)
1.46% relocated from other states ($14,144 average AGI)
Spencer County:

1.46%
Indiana average:

2.21%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Warrick County, IN  0.81% ($38,785 average AGI)
from Perry County, IN  0.69% ($43,418)
from Vanderburgh County, IN  0.66% ($57,377)
from Dubois County, IN  0.65% ($41,462)
from Daviess County, KY  0.27% ($36,773)


5.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,300 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Indiana average:

6.25%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.71% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($27,963 average AGI)
1.59% relocated to other states ($14,335 average AGI)
Spencer County:

1.59%
Indiana average:

2.40%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dubois County, IN  0.91% ($48,082 average AGI)
to Vanderburgh County, IN  0.84% ($38,912)
to Warrick County, IN  0.82% ($37,561)
to Perry County, IN  0.58% ($33,426)
to Daviess County, KY  0.32% ($62,038)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Spencer County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Spencer County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Spencer County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Spencer County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Spencer County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Spencer County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Spencer County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Spencer County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Spencer County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,385 (2,864 aged, 521 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 452 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Spencer County, Indiana in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (282)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (265)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (152)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (73)
  • Unspecified dementia (58)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (37)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (34)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (24)
  • Congestive heart failure (22)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,086
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 887
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 44

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,651
  • Male householders: 4,229 (1,146 living alone), Female householders: 3,983 (1,109 living alone)
  • 4,705 spouses (4,697 opposite-sex spouses), 432 unmarried partners, (422 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 5,684 children (4,980 natural, 314 adopted, 403 stepchildren), 378 grandchildren, 153 brothers or sisters, 160 parents, 84 foster children, 295 other relatives, 198 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 294

Size of family households: 2,749 2-persons, 1,202 3-persons, 952 4-persons, 496 5-persons, 119 6-persons, 77 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,255 1-person, 324 2-persons, 9 4-persons.

3,271 married couples with children.
730 single-parent households (244 men, 486 women).

96.7% of residents of Spencer speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 53% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $106,110,000 ($5,225 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,222,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $47,952,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $21,071,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,511,000
Federal grants: $24,757,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,331,000 ($341,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,489,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $715,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,956,000
Federal Government insurance: $28,212,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,257
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 962
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +64
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -200
Here -10 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Spencer County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.09 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Spencer County, Indiana
  • Year house built in Spencer County, Indiana
  • 2762014 or later
  • 1482010 to 2013
  • 1,0782000 to 2009
  • 1,6681990 to 1999
  • 1,0241980 to 1989
  • 1,4471970 to 1979
  • 1,0411960 to 1969
  • 9251950 to 1959
  • 3591940 to 1949
  • 1,1901939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Spencer County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Spencer County, Indiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Spencer County, Indiana
  • 281 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 633 rooms
  • 5284 rooms
  • 1,7695 rooms
  • 1,6046 rooms
  • 1,0497 rooms
  • 6508 rooms
  • 1,0279+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Spencer County, Indiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Spencer County, Indiana
  • 471 room
  • 582 rooms
  • 2223 rooms
  • 3754 rooms
  • 2955 rooms
  • 2746 rooms
  • 437 rooms
  • 1008 rooms
  • 699+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Spencer County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Spencer County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Spencer County, Indiana
  • 25no bedroom
  • 1451 bedroom
  • 1,1412 bedrooms
  • 4,0953 bedrooms
  • 1,0734 bedrooms
  • 2485+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Spencer County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Spencer County, Indiana
  • 54no bedroom
  • 2891 bedroom
  • 5042 bedrooms
  • 4733 bedrooms
  • 1604 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Spencer County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Spencer County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Spencer County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 98no vehicle
  • 1,2651 vehicle
  • 2,4872 vehicles
  • 1,7153 vehicles
  • 7424 vehicles
  • 4795+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Spencer County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Spencer County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 230no vehicle
  • 6401 vehicle
  • 3932 vehicles
  • 1663 vehicles
  • 434 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

90.9% of Spencer County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Indiana.

Spencer County:

90.9%
State average:

85.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 14,699
  • Other state: 5,497
  • Northeast: 251
  • Midwest: 1,218
  • South: 3,749
  • West: 241
Year householders moved into unit in Spencer County, IN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Spencer County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 44.3%Utility gas
  • 31.4%Electricity
  • 17.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 48.9%Electricity
  • 37.5%Utility gas
  • 11.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 108
Here:

5.3%
Indiana:

12.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 29
Here:

2.5%
Indiana:

9.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 60
Here:

13.0%
Indiana:

21.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Spencer County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,301,000
  • Charges - Other: $175,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $427,000
    General - Other: $233,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $3,086,000
    Regular Highways: $1,928,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,443,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,160,000
    General - Other: $1,036,000
    Police Protection: $1,004,000
    Financial Administration: $577,000
    Health - Other: $334,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $182,000
    Local Fire Protection: $114,000
    Corrections - Other: $91,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $49,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $203,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $258,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $258,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $310,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $205,000
    Interest Earnings: $46,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $353,000
    Regular Highways: $198,000
    Central Staff Services: $75,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,000
    Police Protection: $5,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,609,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,522,000
    Other: $183,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $684,000
    Other Selective Sales: $432,000
    Other License: $18,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $8,000

Spencer County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,301,000
  • Charges - Other: $175,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $427,000
    General - Other: $233,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $3,086,000
    Regular Highways: $1,928,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,443,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,160,000
    General - Other: $1,036,000
    Police Protection: $1,004,000
    Financial Administration: $577,000
    Health - Other: $334,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $182,000
    Local Fire Protection: $114,000
    Corrections - Other: $91,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $49,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $203,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $258,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $258,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $310,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $205,000
    Interest Earnings: $46,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $353,000
    Regular Highways: $198,000
    Central Staff Services: $75,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,000
    Police Protection: $5,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,609,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,522,000
    Other: $183,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $684,000
    Other Selective Sales: $432,000
    Other License: $18,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $8,000

Spencer County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,301,000
  • Charges - Other: $175,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $427,000
    General - Other: $233,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $3,086,000
    Regular Highways: $1,928,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,443,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,160,000
    General - Other: $1,036,000
    Police Protection: $1,004,000
    Financial Administration: $577,000
    Health - Other: $334,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $182,000
    Local Fire Protection: $114,000
    Corrections - Other: $91,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $49,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $203,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $258,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $258,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $310,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $205,000
    Interest Earnings: $46,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $353,000
    Regular Highways: $198,000
    Central Staff Services: $75,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,000
    Police Protection: $5,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,609,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,522,000
    Other: $183,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $684,000
    Other Selective Sales: $432,000
    Other License: $18,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $8,000

Spencer County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,301,000
  • Charges - Other: $175,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $427,000
    General - Other: $233,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $3,086,000
    Regular Highways: $1,928,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,443,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,160,000
    General - Other: $1,036,000
    Police Protection: $1,004,000
    Financial Administration: $577,000
    Health - Other: $334,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $182,000
    Local Fire Protection: $114,000
    Corrections - Other: $91,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $49,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $203,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $258,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $258,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $310,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $205,000
    Interest Earnings: $46,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $353,000
    Regular Highways: $198,000
    Central Staff Services: $75,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,000
    Police Protection: $5,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,609,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,522,000
    Other: $183,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $684,000
    Other Selective Sales: $432,000
    Other License: $18,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $8,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 285
  • Number of aged recipients: 28
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 257
  • Number of recipients under 18: 47
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 191
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 47
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 104
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 132
Most common first names in Spencer County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William16275.3 years
Mary14879.7 years
John13177.2 years
James10872.7 years
Robert8470.3 years
Charles8174.2 years
Carl4676.0 years
Helen4679.6 years
Anna4583.2 years
Walter4476.6 years
Most common last names in Spencer County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones5174.8 years
Smith4280.6 years
Brown4277.2 years
Young3977.6 years
Miller3778.5 years
Lindsey3273.8 years
Davis2375.2 years
Snyder2374.8 years
Johnson2276.3 years
Gentry2178.8 years
Businesses in Spencer County, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Best Western1Motel 61
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry2RadioShack1
Dennys1Subway4
FedEx2U-Haul1
Ford2UPS1
H&R Block2Wendy's1