Spencer, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 3,257 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.9%
 
Males: 1,709  (52.5%)
Females: 1,548  (47.5%)
Median resident age:

35.7 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 28159.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,387 (it was $36,687 in 2000)
Spencer:

$55,387
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,977 (it was $16,354 in 2000)

Spencer town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $114,604 (it was $80,100 in 2000)
Spencer:

$114,604
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $148,754; detached houses: $146,739

Median gross rent in 2019: $995.

March 2019 cost of living index in Spencer: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.0%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Spencer, NC (2019)
    • 1,65750.2%White alone
    • 1,30839.6%Black alone
    • 2427.3%Hispanic
    • 551.7%Two or more races
    • 341.0%Asian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Spencer, North Carolina as of August 08, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Spencer is 560 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Spencer by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.3)
1
(30.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(91.2)
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)
1
(29.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.2)
2
(60.8)
2
(61.3)
1
(30.4)
2
(60.8)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/A1
(30.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(263.8)
8
(238.5)
3
(89.0)
8
(235.7)
4
(117.4)
8
(241.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(92.0)
5
(152.0)
2
(60.8)
3
(91.0)
4
(120.7)
4
(122.9)
5
(154.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(205.2)
16
(476.9)
37
(1,098)
17
(500.9)
6
(176.1)
23
(695.3)
18
(547.1)
34
(1,042)
26
(790.3)
16
(486.3)
16
(485.4)
15
(452.5)
12
(368.8)
5
(154.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
79
(2,315)
88
(2,623)
106
(3,145)
107
(3,153)
86
(2,523)
89
(2,690)
54
(1,641)
40
(1,226)
34
(1,033)
29
(881.5)
46
(1,396)
19
(573.2)
29
(891.2)
17
(525.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
154
(4,513)
139
(4,143)
100
(2,967)
100
(2,946)
98
(2,876)
111
(3,356)
112
(3,404)
102
(3,127)
92
(2,796)
76
(2,310)
85
(2,579)
98
(2,956)
65
(1,998)
48
(1,482)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(29.3)
4
(119.2)
1
(29.7)
2
(58.9)
4
(117.4)
4
(120.9)
13
(395.1)
8
(245.2)
6
(182.4)
4
(121.6)
8
(242.7)
6
(181.0)
5
(153.7)
8
(247.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(87.9)
0
(0.0)
5
(148.4)
3
(88.4)
5
(146.7)
4
(120.9)
2
(60.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.4)
1
(30.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index465.1525.8587.5537.7430.2628.5440.7515.6609.1328.0344.7299.5265.2217.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Spencer, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 11 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.40
North Carolina average:

2.29
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Spencer, NC City Guides:

Ancestries: American (21.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.7%), German (2.5%), Italian (2.2%), Scottish (1.5%), English (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1905

Elevation: 751 feet

Land area: 2.65 square miles.

Population density: 1,227 people per square mile   (low).

Spencer, North Carolina map

128 residents are foreign born (2.5% Latin America).

This town:

3.9%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,140 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,284 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Concord, NC (22.1 miles , pop. 55,977).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (40.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (414.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

East Spencer, NC (0.9 miles ),
Salisbury, NC (1.8 miles ),
Granite Quarry, NC (2.4 miles ),
Faith, NC (2.8 miles ),
Tyro, NC (2.9 miles ),
Southmont, NC (3.1 miles ),
Rockwell, NC (3.1 miles ),
Cooleemee, NC (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 35.69 N, Longitude: 80.43 W

Distribution of median household income in Spencer, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Spencer, NC in 2019

Property values in Spencer, NC

Spencer satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.3%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Historical population in Spencer, NC
Historical housing units in Spencer, NC
Most common industries in Spencer, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.3%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.0%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.1%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Spencer, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.1%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (4.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)

Average climate in Spencer, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Spencer, North Carolina average temperatures Spencer, North Carolina average precipitation Spencer, North Carolina humidity Spencer, North Carolina wind speed Spencer, North Carolina snowfall Spencer, North Carolina sunshine Spencer, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

Spencer, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.0. This is about average.

City:

73.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.284. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.284
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 4.24. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.24
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.30
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Spencer-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the Spencer town center injured 2 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 41.6 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Spencer-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 206.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 65.5 miles away from Spencer center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 171.8 miles away from Spencer center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 260.4 miles away from Spencer center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 193.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 198.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rowan County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Droughts: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Spencer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Spencer:

  • MAGNOLIA ESTATES SKILLED CARE (1404 S SALISBURY AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Spencer:

  • AUTUMN CARE OF SALISBURY (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • ROWAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • BRIGHTMOOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • W.G. (BILL) HEFNER SALISBURY VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 4 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • BRIAN CTR HEALTH AND REHAB/SALISBURY (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • DIALYSIS CARE OF ROWAN COUNTY INC (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • STONERIDGE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)

Amtrak stations near Spencer:

  • 3 miles: SALISBURY (DEPOT & LIBERTY STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: KANNAPOLIS (306 N. MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:

  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (about 5 miles; Salisbury, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,749)
  • Davidson County Community College (about 19 miles; Thomasville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,581)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 25 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,350)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 27 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • Stanly Community College (about 27 miles; Albemarle, NC; FT enrollment: 2,307)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College (about 28 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 7,190)
  • Winston-Salem State University (about 30 miles; Winston-Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 5,378)

Public high school in Spencer:

Public elementary/middle schools in Spencer:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: State Transportation Museum (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shopping Center: Park Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Spencer include: Spencer Presbyterian Church (A), Spencer Methodist Protestant Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Calvary Lutheran Church (D), New Hope Zion Church (E), Oakdale Church (F), Central United Methodist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Spencer include: Spencer Park (1), Southern Railway Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rowan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.3%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.5%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
63 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
43 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Spencer in 2000:

  • 107 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Spencer (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: Spencer Branch 690 at 420 South Salisbury Avenue, branch established on 1943/12/03. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Spencer:

Marital status in Spencer, NC
  • Never married: 37.8%
  • Now married: 38.8%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Spencer:

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
North Carolina average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Spencer
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Spencer, NC (based on Rowan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant36,841151
Mainline Protestant22,33983
Catholic3,1331
Black Protestant1,89913
Other5155
None74,457-
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: 23
Rowan County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Rowan County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 59
Here:

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 91
This county:

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Rowan County:

11.8%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Spencer:

46.2%
North Carolina:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Spencer:

42.0%
North Carolina:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Spencer:

23.8%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.9%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Spencer:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.4%
North Carolina:

33.7%

General health condition:
Here:

51.6%
North Carolina:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Spencer:

76.6%
North Carolina:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Spencer, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$39,394$42,9751$253
Solid Waste Management 5$11,823$28,3750$0
Other Government Administration 4$19,234$57,70210$1,225
Streets and Highways 4$13,914$41,7420$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$1,171
Firefighters 0$0 27$9,412
Totals for Government 24$84,365$42,18339$12,061

Spencer government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $845,000 ($259.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $345,000 ($105.93)
    Central Staff Services: $309,000 ($94.87)
    Regular Highways: $272,000 ($83.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $208,000 ($63.86)
    Housing and Community Development: $140,000 ($42.98)
    Libraries: $27,000 ($8.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000 ($7.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($6.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $471,000 ($144.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $155,000 ($47.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $141,000 ($43.29)
    Central Staff Services: $45,000 ($13.82)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($1.84)

Spencer government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $220,000 ($67.55)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $198,000 ($60.79)
    Other: $6,000 ($1.84)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000 ($1.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $24,000 ($7.37)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $649,000 ($199.26)
    Highways: $104,000 ($31.93)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.61)
  • Tax - Property: $1,360,000 ($417.56)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $697,000 ($214.00)
    Other License: $11,000 ($3.38)

Spencer government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $393,000 ($120.66)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $266,000 ($81.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $127,000 ($38.99)

6.54% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,485 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

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 Cabarrus County, NC  1.80% ($35,123 average AGI)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.68% ($41,517)
from Iredell County, NC  0.54% ($43,128)


5.78% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

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 Cabarrus County, NC  1.40% ($34,566 average AGI)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.51% ($37,306)
to Iredell County, NC  0.41% ($34,917)

Businesses in Spencer, NC

  • Lane Furniture: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Spencer:

  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSTP (1490 AM; 1 kW; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: ROWAN MEDIA INC.)
  • WSAT (1280 AM; 1 kW; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAP COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WDSL (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MOCKSVILLE, NC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WLXN (1440 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WSJS (600 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WRNA (1140 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CHINA GROVE, NC; Owner: SOUTH ROWAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spencer:

  • W267AG (101.3 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INCORPORATED)
  • WOGR-FM (93.3 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WEND (106.5 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • W205BY (88.9 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDAV (89.9 FM; DAVIDSON, NC; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Spencer:

  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W52CW (Channel 52; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Spencer fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Spencer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 761ft / 232mTotal length
  • 313,630Total average daily traffic
  • 47,912Total average daily truck traffic
  • 337,260Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Spencer, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 42000-2009
  • 82010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Spencer, NC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Bill Goddard, 950 Hackett Road (Lat: 35.711306 Lon: -80.396333), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Berkley Group, LLC, Berkleygroupllc.Com, , Charl-otte, Phone: (704) 643-9101
  • Bill Goddard, 950 Hackett Road (Lat: 35.711306 Lon: -80.396333), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Berkley Group, LLC, Berkleygroupllc.Com, , Charl-otte, Phone: (704) 643-9101
  • Todd J Bowman, 950 Hackett Road (Lat: 35.711306 Lon: -80.396333), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 37159 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Florida Tower Partners, LLC, Tbowman@tarpontowers.Com, Suite 420, Brade-nton, Phone: (941) 757-5010
  • Todd J Bowman, 950 Hackett Road (Nc1005 Yadkin) (Lat: 35.711306 Lon: -80.396333), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 37159 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Florida Tower Partners, LLC, Tbowman@tarpontowers.Com, Suite 420, Brade-nton, Phone: (941) 757-5010
  • Todd J Bowman, 950 Hackett Road (Nc1005 Yadkin) (Lat: 35.711306 Lon: -80.396333), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 37159 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Florida Tower Partners, LLC, Tbowman@tarpontowers.Com, Suite 420, Brade-nton, Phone: (941) 757-5010
  • Bridget Carter, 950 Hackett Road (Nc1005 Yadkin) (Lat: 35.711306 Lon: -80.396333), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 37159 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: American Towers, LLC., Faa-Fcc@americantower.Com, , Wobur-n, Phone: (678) 265-6770

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 116 Forth St (Lat: 35.704306 Lon: -80.424778), Call Sign: KNDF399,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.250 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/2012, Expiration Date: 08/17/2022, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • L1-mobiles, Lat: 35.687639 Lon: -80.433667, Call Sign: WPJQ486,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.695 MHz, 160.530 MHz, 160.530 MHz, 160.695 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/2011, Expiration Date: 09/04/2021, Certifier: G K Hale Iii, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Spencer)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MCKEAN JOHN BYRON VELOCITY RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 74BC, N74BC, N-74BC, Serial Number: DMO-219, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 01/19/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 04/16/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Dean Unterreiner, 128 Holly St, Spencer, NC 28159, Other Owners: Naomi Unterreiner

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$96,15526$80,85968$87,4411$1,64024$78,596
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$07$66,9116$81,2600$03$52,360
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$69,04012$57,68827$77,5196$23,2057$77,024
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$42,1904$74,94012$83,1330$01$58,630
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$89,8603$91,8700$01$39,450
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0507.00 , 0508.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$71,85110$94,9892$51,805
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$54,7204$94,6880$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$68,4850$02$68,485
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$35,6100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0507.00 , 0508.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Spencer, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Spencer, NC - 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 fires per year is 24. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 49 took place in 2008, and the least - 2 in 2005. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Spencer, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (74.6%), and Outside Fires (13.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Spencer, NC
    • 30074.6%Structure Fires
    • 5413.4%Outside Fires
    • 287.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 205.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Spencer, NC
Most common first names in Spencer, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William3872.0 years
Mary3879.0 years
James3674.3 years
John3577.2 years
Robert3272.6 years
Margaret2578.9 years
George1770.2 years
Charles1768.4 years
Thomas1673.6 years
Annie1384.8 years
Most common last names in Spencer, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2377.1 years
Miller2181.4 years
Moore1977.8 years
Williams1670.0 years
Brown1678.7 years
Thompson1266.1 years
Beck1272.5 years
Wilson1177.9 years
Jones1174.3 years
Beaver1079.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Spencer, NC
  • 50.2%Electricity
  • 45.6%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Spencer, NC
  • 50.9%Electricity
  • 45.2%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%No fuel used


Spencer compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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