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Spencer, Tennessee - Basic Facts

Spencer is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Spencer.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Van Buren County at latitude 35.7473 and longitude -85.4666. Van Buren County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,798 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Spencer (see map) encompass a land area of 6.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Spencer, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spencer to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 222 48th
Population Density1 # 333 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 362 16th
Median Household Income # 388 10th
Per Capita Income # 355 17th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Spencer, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,650
Population in Households 1,593
Population in Familes 1,317
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density1 240
Diversity Index2 9
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 658
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 451
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 741 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 485 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 174 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $78,791
Average Home Value $99,691
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $27,391
Average Household Income $40,073
Per Capita Income $16,612
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.71% 0.88%
Households 0.95% 0.95%
Families 1.75% 0.79%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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