Spencer, Tennessee

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Population in 2019: 1,691 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.3%
 
Males: 793  (46.9%)
Females: 898  (53.1%)
Median resident age:

48.9 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 38585.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $38,200 (it was $25,583 in 2000)
Spencer:

$38,200
TN:

$56,071

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,356 (it was $13,529 in 2000)

Spencer town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $92,966 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Spencer:

$92,966
TN:

$191,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $112,734; detached houses: $120,605; mobile homes: $34,713

Median gross rent in 2019: $523.

March 2019 cost of living index in Spencer: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.8%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Spencer, TN (2019)
    • 1,43495.2%White alone
    • 473.1%Two or more races
    • 161.1%Black alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Spencer, Tennessee as of August 18, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Spencer is 74 to 1.


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)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(59.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(116.6)
1
(59.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(59.0)
1
(59.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(62.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.9)
3
(184.2)
8
(487.8)
1
(61.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(121.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(233.1)
3
(178.3)
3
(178.4)
6
(353.8)
10
(592.8)
4
(247.7)
4
(250.5)
4
(244.9)
7
(433.4)
1
(61.4)
1
(61.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(121.9)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(174.8)
11
(653.6)
21
(1,249)
19
(1,120)
14
(829.9)
7
(433.4)
15
(939.3)
5
(306.2)
15
(928.8)
10
(613.9)
9
(548.8)
5
(306.0)
11
(670.3)
8
(486.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(237.8)
1
(59.0)
1
(59.3)
1
(61.9)
2
(125.2)
1
(61.2)
1
(61.9)
1
(61.4)
1
(61.0)
1
(61.2)
1
(60.9)
2
(121.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index46.650.581.5133.391.3182.077.634.3103.470.6128.729.440.253.5

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, TN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.22
Tennessee average:

2.59
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Ancestries: American (27.7%), Irish (22.8%), Scotch-Irish (6.3%), English (5.5%), German (5.2%), Scottish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1820 feet

Land area: 6.83 square miles.

Population density: 248 people per square mile   (very low).

Spencer, Tennessee map

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.2%
Tennessee:

5.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $408 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $366 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (49.5 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (78.3 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (438.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Mooneyham, TN (2.7 miles ),
Doyle, TN (2.9 miles ),
Welchland, TN (2.9 miles ),
Campaign, TN (3.4 miles ),
Sparta, TN (3.6 miles ),
Cumberland Plateau, TN (3.6 miles ),
Bon De Croft, TN (3.7 miles ),
Irving College, TN (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 35.74 N, Longitude: 85.46 W

Area code: 931

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $44,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $101,900
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $320,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $185,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $188,300
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Spencer, TN residents
Average permit cost in Spencer, TN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
Tennessee:

5.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +587 (+52.1%).
Most common industries in Spencer, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (10.7%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.7%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (10.3%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.0%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.4%)
  • Machinery (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (11.5%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Public administration (9.3%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.0%)
  • Apparel (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Spencer, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (23.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.9%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.1%)

Average climate in Spencer, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

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Tornado activity:

Spencer-area historical tornado activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 41% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.8 miles away from the Spencer town center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.8 miles away from the town center killed 10 people and injured 51 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Spencer-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 132% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.0 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 84.1 miles away from the city 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 189.7 miles away from Spencer center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 230.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 41.8 miles away from Spencer center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 87.0 miles away from Spencer 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 Van Buren County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Flash Floods: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Spencer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Spencer:

  • GENERATIONS CENTER OF SPENCER (87 GENERATIONS DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Spencer:

  • NHC HEALTHCARE, SPARTA (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SPARTA, TN)

Airports located in Spencer:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:

  • Tennessee Technological University (about 30 miles; Cookeville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,761)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 47 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • Roane State Community College (about 48 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 49 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 50 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (about 52 miles; Murfreesboro, TN; FT enrollment: 21,628)
  • Lee University (about 52 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)

Public high school in Spencer:

Public elementary/middle school in Spencer:

See full list of schools located in Spencer

Library in Spencer:

  • BURRITT MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $32,754; Location: 424 COLLEGE STREET; 11,525 books; 393 audio materials; 568 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 20 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Spencer: Spencer Fire and Rescue (A), Van Buren County Courthouse (B), Van Buren County Ambulance Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Spencer Cemetery (1), Denney Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Spencer Water Supply Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Ole Luke's Pay Lake & Game Room (1075 Drake And Shockley South).

Courts: Van Buren County - County Court Clerk (Highway 30), County Government Offices - Van Buren County- Circuit Court Clerk (Highway 30).

Drinking water stations with addresses in Spencer and their reported violations in the past:

SPENCER WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 5,100, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-03-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2009)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2007)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-05-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-05-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.3%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.5%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
73 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
21 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
61 people in nursing homes in 2000
17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Spencer (2011 data):

  • Citizens Tri-County Bank: Spencer Branch at 489 Spring Street, branch established on 1914/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/09: Bank assets: $568.5 mil, Deposits: $503.4 mil, headquarters in Dunlap, TN, positive income, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Sequatchie Valley Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Spencer:

Marital status in Spencer, TN
  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 22.8%

For population 25 years and over in Spencer:

  • High school or higher: 72.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
Tennessee average:

11.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Spencer, TN (based on Van Buren County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,66722
Mainline Protestant621
Catholic--
None3,819-
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 convenience stores (with gas): 3
Van Buren County:

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.5%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Van Buren County:

14.9%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Spencer:

49.6%
Tennessee:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.7%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Spencer:

28.9
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Spencer:

19.1%
Tennessee:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.3%
Tennessee:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Spencer:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Spencer:

28.6%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

54.5%
Tennessee:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.2%
Tennessee:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Spencer, TN 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
Water Supply 5$12,106$29,0542$2,334
Sewerage 2$5,301$31,8060$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$6,512$39,0720$0
Financial Administration 1$2,230$26,7601$1,136
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 1$1,665
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$206
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,005
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$864
Totals for Government 10$26,149$31,37915$7,211

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $879,000 ($519.81)
    Police Protection: $142,000 ($83.97)
    Central Staff Services: $138,000 ($81.61)
    Sewerage: $81,000 ($47.90)
    Regular Highways: $45,000 ($26.61)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($13.60)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,000 ($13.01)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($11.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($10.05)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($6.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $532,000 ($314.61)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $81,000 ($47.90)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $281,000 ($166.17)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $10,000 ($5.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $96,000 ($56.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $904,000 ($534.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $44,000 ($26.02)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($18.33)
    Public Welfare: $1,000 ($0.59)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $327,000 ($193.38)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $46,000 ($27.20)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,544,000 ($1504.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,472,000 ($1461.86)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $73,000 ($43.17)

Spencer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,000 ($7.69)

6.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($31,837 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

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 White County, TN  1.70% ($29,667 average AGI)
to Warren County, TN  1.55% ($26,033)

Strongest AM radio stations in Spencer:

  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTZX (860 AM; 1 kW; SPARTA, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSDQ (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DUNLAP, TN; Owner: RODGSON, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSMT (1050 AM; 1 kW; SPARTA, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spencer:

  • WZYZ (90.1 FM; SPENCER, TN; Owner: CHURCH FAITH TRINITY ASSEMBLIES)
  • W211AS (90.1 FM; SPENCER, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKZP (107.3 FM; SPENCER, TN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRKK-FM (105.5 FM; SPARTA, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WGSQ (94.7 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOWF (102.5 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: PEG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • WKXD-FM (106.9 FM; MONTEREY, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)
  • WDNT-FM (104.9 FM; DAYTON, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WAYB-FM (95.7 FM; GRAYSVILLE, TN; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WWOG (90.9 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WUTC (88.1 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Spencer:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WBXX-TV (Channel 20; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF TENNESSEE, LLC)
  • WCTE (Channel 22; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: UPPER CUMBERLAND BROADCAST COUNCIL)
  • Spencer, Tennessee
  • Fatal accident count17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents27
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:8
  • Fatalities21
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents51
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Tennessee average
  • Fatal accident count16520
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents24679
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons6351
  • Fatalities18331
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents40437
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1023
See more detailed statistics of Spencer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 125ft / 37.8mTotal length
  • $259,000Total costs
  • 13,210Total average daily traffic
  • 1,238Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,784Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Spencer, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 31970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Spencer, TN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Water Tank Hwy 30 .4 Mi E Of Jct 111 & 30 (Lat: 35.746722 Lon: -85.462750), Call Sign: WNMQ308, Licensee ID: L00282997,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz, Grant Date: 09/28/1998, Expiration Date: 09/15/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/01/2008, Registrant: C & S Communications, 1445 E 10th St, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (615) 528-6528

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 35.748889 Lon: -85.467222, Call Sign: WPTZ716,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.930 MHz, 159.525 MHz, Grant Date: 12/03/2011, Expiration Date: 01/18/2022, Certifier: Herbert C Van Winkle, Registrant: Communications Evolutions, Mcminnville, TN 37111-8146, Phone: (931) 473-5312, Fax: (931) 473-4117, Email:
  • 911 CENTER, 112 Generations Dr, 911 Center (Lat: 35.751167 Lon: -85.467583), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WPYX541,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.262 MHz, 159.337 MHz, 159.427 MHz, Grant Date: 09/18/2013, Expiration Date: 11/24/2023, Certifier: Kelly J Dishman, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Van Buren Cty Jail (Lat: 35.747833 Lon: -85.467472), Type: Building, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WQML826,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.205 MHz, Grant Date: 09/17/2010, Expiration Date: 03/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/21/2011, Certifier: James Hendricks, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Spencer, 1 Km South Of The Intersection Of Rt. 30 & Rt. 111 (Lat: 35.734167 Lon: -85.459167), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQOP263,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 11525.0 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, Grant Date: 12/06/2011, Expiration Date: 12/06/2021, Certifier: Gary E Hancock, Registrant: Rf Design Services, 4800 Nw 161st Street, Edmond, OK 73013, Phone: (405) 650-3366, Fax: (405) 330-1310, Email:
  • Spencer, 1 Km South Of The Intersection Of Rt. 30 & Rt. 111 (Lat: 35.734167 Lon: -85.459167), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQVY451,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, Grant Date: 06/15/2015, Expiration Date: 12/12/2015, Cancellation Date: 02/13/2016, Certifier: Tim Robinson, Registrant: Advantage Cellular Systems, Inc. Dba Dtc Wireless, 34030 Nashville Hwy, Alexandria, TN 37012, Phone: (615) 464-2880, Fax: (615) 464-2883, Email:
  • Fall Creek Falls, 981 Piney Creek Rd. (Lat: 35.643056 Lon: -85.419444), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 53.3 m, Call Sign: WQXH597,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 03/08/2016, Expiration Date: 03/08/2026, Certifier: Craig Gates, Registrant: Advantage Cellular Systems, Inc., 111 High Street, Alexandria, TN 37012, Phone: (615) 464-2303, Fax: (615) 529-1500, Email:
  • SPENCER, 7.2 Mi S Of (Lat: 35.659778 Lon: -85.462194), Overall height: 66.4 m, Call Sign: KIM91,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3770.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3710.00 MHz, 3710.00 MHz, 3930.00 MHz, 3930.00 MHz, 3790.00 MHz, 3790.00 MHz, 4170.00 MHz, 4170.00 MHz... (+16 more), Grant Date: 01/16/1990, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/27/1998, Registrant: At&t Corp, 1200 Peachtree St 15w24, Atlanta, GA 30309

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 8KCAB (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING AEIO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 192JH, N192JH, N-192JH, Serial Number: 669-92, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 03/31/1992, Certificate Issue Date: 05/05/1992
    Registrant (Individual): James B Hogue, 4111 Archie Rhinehart Pkwy, Spencer, TN 38585
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-46-310P (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 886AL, N886AL, N-886AL, Serial Number: 4608037, Year manufactured: 1986, Airworthiness Date: 12/01/1986, Certificate Issue Date: 07/23/1994
    Registrant (Individual): James B Hogue, 4111 Archie Rinehart Pk, Spencer, TN 38585
  • Aircraft: BANKS LARRY G HC HERON (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: SUBARU ALL MDLS A/B (400 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 136LB, N136LB, N-136LB, Serial Number: HCA1, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 05/29/2007
    Registrant (Corporation): Heron Creek Aviation Inc, 8039 Mooneyham Lonewood Rd, Spencer, TN 38585
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 08/02/2020

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 63. The highest number of fire incidents - 93 took place in 2008, and the least - 13 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Spencer, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (45.2%), and Structure Fires (43.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Spencer, TN
    • 43045.2%Outside Fires
    • 41243.3%Structure Fires
    • 788.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 323.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Spencer, TN
Most common first names in Spencer, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3770.8 years
William3477.6 years
John2473.8 years
Robert1773.4 years
Mary1673.6 years
Thomas1572.8 years
Charles1468.8 years
Joe1370.3 years
Willie1177.8 years
George1078.6 years
Most common last names in Spencer, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hale2777.6 years
Simmons2570.4 years
Shockley2472.8 years
Yates2475.4 years
Madewell2373.7 years
Bouldin2076.4 years
Baker2075.8 years
Sullivan1970.0 years
Mooneyham1777.4 years
Davis1576.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Spencer, TN
  • 50.0%Electricity
  • 45.8%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Wood
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Spencer, TN
  • 79.4%Electricity
  • 14.8%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Wood


Spencer compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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