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Spencer, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Spencer is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Roane County at latitude 38.8001 and longitude -81.3527. Roane County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 748 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Spencer, but most people and references simply refer to it as Spencer, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Spencer indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 2,258
Population in Households 2,202
Population in Familes 1,679
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density1 1,795
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 985
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 577
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 511 (43.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 474 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $71,582
Average Home Value $78,278


Median Household Income $21,310
Average Household Income $33,940
Per Capita Income $14,724
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.66% -0.55%
Households -0.47% -0.45%
Families -0.04% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia 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 # 76 81st
Population Density1 # 68 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 145 64th
Median Household Income # 393 2nd
Per Capita Income # 378 6th

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