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Spencer township, NE map Land area: 73.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 758 (all rural)
Males: 340  (44.9%)
Females: 418  (55.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 758 (627 owner occupied, 131 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

33%


Races in Spencer township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.4%

Median age of males: 40.9
Median age of females: 40.2

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Average household size: 2.44

Spencer township:

2.4 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.11

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,536 ($29,453 in 1999)
This township:

$35,536
Nebraska:

$47,357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $225 (lower quartile is $178, upper quartile is $274)
Here:

$225
State:

$518

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $65,803 (it was $39,800 in 2000)
Spencer township:

$65,803
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $24,197 - $107,455

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $76,736
Here:

$76,736
State:

$147,392

Townhouses or other attached units: $65,085
Here:

$65,085
State:

$145,274

Mobile homes: $61,341
Here:

$61,341
State:

$29,187
Population density: 10 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

12.1%
Whole state:

9.7%

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

5.0%
Whole state:

4.0%

Cities in this township include: Spencer.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Spencer township include: Baker Church (A), Messiah Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bohemian Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Immanuel Cemetery (3), Union Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Northern Nebraska Plant Reservoir Number 1 (A), Reiman Reservoir (B), Lampman Reservoir Number 1 (C), Klasna Reservoir (D), Lechtenberg-Lampman Reservoir (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Spring Creek (A), Hoosier Creek (B), Beaver Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Spencer township: Lewis and Clark Camp Site Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (100% naturalized citizens)

Spencer township:  0.8%
State:  4.4%

78% of Spencer township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Nebraska.

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

  • This state: 581
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 121
  • South: 1
  • West: 31

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $18,800


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 328
  • One, attached: 3
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • Mobile homes: 30

Median worth of mobile homes: $30,000


Housing units in Spencer township with a mortgage: 51 (0 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 141

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 6
  • 1995 to 1998: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 6
  • 1980 to 1989: 25
  • 1970 to 1979: 47
  • 1960 to 1969: 27
  • 1950 to 1959: 40
  • 1940 to 1949: 28
  • 1939 or earlier: 182

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Spencer township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 25
  • 5 rooms: 55
  • 6 rooms: 55
  • 7 rooms: 44
  • 8 rooms: 39
  • 9 or more rooms: 37

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Spencer township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 10
  • 6 rooms: 5
  • 7 rooms: 3
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Spencer township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 83
  • 3 bedrooms: 87
  • 4 bedrooms: 69
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 14

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Spencer township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 25
  • 3 bedrooms: 10
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Cars and other vehicles available in Spencer township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 73
  • 2 vehicles: 93
  • 3 vehicles: 51
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5 or more vehicles: 12

Cars and other vehicles available in Spencer township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 13
  • 2 vehicles: 11
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (32%)
  • Truck transportation (16%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Food and beverage stores (10%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Spencer township:

  • German (42.1%)
  • Czech (13.4%)
  • Swedish (8.9%)
  • English (8.7%)
  • Irish (6.6%)
  • United States or American (6.5%)
  • Czechoslovakian (2.4%)

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

  • Sweden (33%)
  • Germany (33%)
  • Japan (33%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 251 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 39 (11%)
  • Walked: 30 (8%)
  • Worked at home: 44 (12%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

96.0% of residents of Spencer township speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 47% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 743
  • In family households: 632 (171 male householders, 33 female householders)
    180 spouses, 242 children (237 natural, 3 adopted, 2 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 2 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 111 (42 male householders (38 living alone)), 65 female householders (65 living alone)), 4 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 88 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 50 4-persons, 21 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 103 1-person, 4 2-persons,

176 married couples with children.
33 single-parent households (6 men, 27 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

20.0%

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.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Spencer township:

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