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Spencer County, Indiana (IN)


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County population in 2012: 20,837 (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: 53 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Spencer County: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.4%), Educational,health and social services (17.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 85%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Spencer County, Indiana:


Median resident age:  41.0 years
Indiana median age:  37.0 years

Males: 10,542  (48.8%)
Females: 10,410  (51.2%)

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Spencer County,IN real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Spencer County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,390 ($42,451 in 1999)
This county:

$46390
Indiana:

$45424

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $389 (lower quartile is $255, upper quartile is $484)
This county:

$389
State:

$545


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $113,473 (it was $85,400 in 2000)
Spencer County:

$113,473
Indiana:

$123,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,229 - $177,379

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $161,406
Here:

$161,406
State:

$155,412

Townhouses or other attached units: $82,454
Here:

$82,454
State:

$141,472

Mobile homes: $79,938
Here:

$79,938
State:

$33,761

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $29,096
Here:

$29,096
State:

$52,440
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,076
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $318

Institutionalized population: 199

Spencer County, IN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $840 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $726 (0.7%)


Spencer County household income distribution in 2009 Spencer County home values distribution


Spencer County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.4%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.9% for Black residents, 35.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.4% for American Indian residents, 50.5% for other race residents, 40.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 43 years old, American Indian residents: 57 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

6.9%
Whole state:

9.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

2.9%
Whole state:

4.2%

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

2005 air pollution in Spencer County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 16.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 40 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.007 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.022 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.



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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Spencer County: Lakewood Country Club (A), New Boston Fire Company (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Spencer County include: Friendship Church (A), Highland Church (B), Collins Chapel (C), Larkin Church (D), Little Pigeon Church (E), Mount Olive Church (F), Crossroad Church (G), Mount Zion Church (H), New Bethel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McDaniel Cemetery (1), Alexandria Cemetery (2), Meeks Cemetery (3), Arnold Cemetery (4), Baker Creek Cemetery (5), Beasley Cemetery (6), Bender Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Dale Reservoir (A), Cedar Crest Lake (B), Vance Lake (C), Miller Lake (D), Chrisney Lake (E), Lake Lincoln (F), Santa Claus Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sandy Creek (A), Robert Richard Drain (B), Till Drain (C), Lake Drain (D), Swinging Creek (E), Slough Creek (F), Jackson Creek (G), Otter Creek (H), Isaac Wright Drain (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Spencer County include: Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (1), Mill Park (2), Lincoln State Park (3), Lincoln Cabin Site (4), Nancy Hanks Lincoln State Memorial (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Dubois County , Daviess County, Kentucky , Hancock County, Kentucky , Perry County , Warrick County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 573
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 184 (16% naturalized citizens)

Spencer County:

0.9%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


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:


Housing units in Spencer County with a mortgage: 2,826 (210 second mortgage, 400 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,490

Here:

65.5% with mortgage
State:

70.9% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.59%
Here51.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 10,519
Total congregations: 49

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents4,549 (43.2%)2,103 (20.0%)960 (9.1%)794 (7.5%)704 (6.7%)
Congregations8 (16.3%)16 (32.7%)5 (10.2%)4 (8.2%)3 (6.1%)
NameUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchChurch of the NazareneEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents489 (4.6%)405 (3.9%)225 (2.1%)157 (1.5%)133 (1.3%)
Congregations4 (8.2%)1 (2.0%)3 (6.1%)1 (2.0%)4 (8.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Spencer County - Rockport, Santa Claus, Dale, Hatfield, St. Meinrad

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Spencer County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

6.41 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Spencer County:

4.44 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.0%
Indiana:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Spencer County:

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

Tornado activity:

Spencer County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 2.2 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Spencer County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Indiana state average. It is 62% smaller 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) 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, Depth: 3.1 mi) 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, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.0 miles away from Spencer County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.4 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:


The number of natural disasters in Spencer County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Spencer County (%):





Spencer County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,327 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 1,031 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 11 (0%)
  • Walked: 135 (1%)
  • Other means: 52 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 376 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $47,637.

6.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,813 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Indiana average:

6.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.35% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($23,847 average AGI)
1.95% relocated from other states ($11,964 average AGI)
Spencer County:

1.95%
Indiana average:

2.47%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Perry County, IN  0.99% ($32,380 average AGI)
from Warrick County, IN  0.98% ($32,333)
from Dubois County, IN  0.95% ($39,592)
from Vanderburgh County, IN  0.65% ($32,500)
from Daviess County, KY  0.38% ($34,200)


6.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.40%
Indiana average:

6.56%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.52% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($22,485 average AGI)
1.88% relocated to other states ($11,411 average AGI)
Spencer County:

1.88%
Indiana average:

2.55%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Dubois County, IN  0.99% ($30,367 average AGI)
to Warrick County, IN  0.95% ($34,500)
to Perry County, IN  0.85% ($26,662)
to Vanderburgh County, IN  0.80% ($29,906)
to Daviess County, KY  0.45% ($59,972)
to Marion County, IN  0.16% ($30,692)

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 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 live births in Spencer County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,141 (2,708 aged, 433 disabled)
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: 1086.320
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 886.590
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.74

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.1
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 43.84

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.87
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,584

Size of family households: 2,728 2-persons, 1,257 3-persons, 1,192 4-persons, 476 5-persons, 166 6-persons, 88 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,873 1-person, 261 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

96.9% of residents of Spencer County speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $106,110,000 ($5225 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:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Spencer County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 101
  • 4 rooms: 681
  • 5 rooms: 1,536
  • 6 rooms: 1,805
  • 7 rooms: 1,154
  • 8 rooms: 548
  • 9+ rooms: 466
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 109
  • 3 rooms: 186
  • 4 rooms: 357
  • 5 rooms: 342
  • 6 rooms: 145
  • 7 rooms: 64
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9+ rooms: 18
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Spencer County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 143
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,373
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,580
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,105
  • 5+ bedrooms: 103
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 304
  • 2 bedrooms: 525
  • 3 bedrooms: 364
  • 4 bedrooms: 32
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3
Cars and other vehicles available in Spencer County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 165
  • 1 vehicle: 1,165
  • 2 vehicles: 2,962
  • 3 vehicles: 1,388
  • 4 vehicles: 457
  • 5+ vehicles: 179
  • no vehicle: 164
  • 1 vehicle: 571
  • 2 vehicles: 386
  • 3 vehicles: 97
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5+ vehicles: 14

66% of Spencer County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Indiana.

Spencer County:

66.2%
State average:

55.7%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $61,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Spencer County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (52.9%)
  • Electricity (20.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.6%)
  • Wood (4.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (53.6%)
  • Electricity (31.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)
  • Wood (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 209
Here:

8.0%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 27
Here:

2.1%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 110
Here:

22.4%
Indiana:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Spencer County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Spencer County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Spencer County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Spencer County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Spencer County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Spencer County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




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&T1Motel 61
Best Western1Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Subway4
Dennys1U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS1
H&R Block2Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets3
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