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Spencer, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The City of Spencer had a population of 2,268 as of July 1, 2016. Spencer ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Spencer is located at latitude 38.8001 and longitude -81.3527 in Roane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Spencer (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Roane County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 748 feet.

The City of Spencer (GNIS ID: 2390656) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Spencer is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Roane County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Spencer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Spencer: California, California Court House, Cassville, New California, Spencer Court House, Tanners Cross Roads, Tanners Crossroads.

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Spencer, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,268
Population in Households 2,212
Population in Familes 1,681
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density1 1,803
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 988
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 573
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 510 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 478 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $81,963
Average Home Value $103,284


Median Household Income $21,277
Average Household Income $32,093
Per Capita Income $14,234
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.38% -0.26%
Households -0.27% -0.18%
Families -0.14% -0.35%
Median Household Income   0.2%
Per Capita Income   0.72%
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.

Spencer, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spencer to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 73 82nd
Population Density1 # 68 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 148 63rd
Median Household Income # 396 2nd
Per Capita Income # 393 3rd

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