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Population (year 2000): 11,317. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,117 (-1.8% change)
Males: 5,296 (46.8%), Females: 6,021 (53.2%)

Clay County

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Median resident age: 39.2 years
Median household income: $32,970 (year 2000)
Median house value: $80,900 (year 2000)

Spencer, IA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Spencer:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (41.7%), Norwegian (10.3%), Irish (9.9%), Dutch (8.7%), English (8.0%), Swedish (5.4%).

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Elevation: 1321 feet

Land area: 10.1 square miles

Spencer,

For population 25 years and over in Spencer

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 11.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spencer city

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

2.4% Foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 0.9% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +66 (+0.6%).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: City, IA Sioux (96.8 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NE Omaha, (143.3 miles pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (521.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IA (6.7 miles Fostoria, IA (8.8 miles Dickens, Greenville, IA (8.9 miles) , Rossie, IA (9.6 miles) , IA (11.0 miles Royal, Gillett Grove, IA (11.8 miles) , IA (12.3 miles Everly, IA (12.6 miles Milford,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 14 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 1997: 18 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $123,700
  • 1999: 27 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2000: 32 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2002: 30 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 2004: 32 buildings, average cost: $180,600
  • 2005: 26 buildings, average cost: $147,600

Latitude: 43.15 N, Longitude: 95.15 W

Area code: 712


Spencer, Iowa business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (18.9%), Educational,health and social services (17.9%), Retail trade (16.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,210 (+19.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,842 (82.4%)


 

Crime in Spencer by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.8 0.0
Rapes 1 1 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 8.8 8.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 0 1 3 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 8.8 26.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Assaults 2 1 0 2 0 0
    per 100,000 17.7 8.8 0.0 17.7 0.0 0.0
Burglaries 23 50 53 55 98 55
    per 100,000 203.2 441.8 468.3 486.0 866.0 486.0
Thefts 214 268 238 288 297 248
    per 100,000 1891.0 2368.1 2103.0 2544.8 2624.4 2191.4
Auto thefts 7 14 15 12 21 18
    per 100,000 61.9 123.7 132.5 106.0 185.6 159.1
101.9 143.5 135.5 147.8 189.3 134.4


Average climate in Spencer, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Spencer,

Spencer-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.3 miles away from the Spencer city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/20/1980, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.4 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Brian Haak - College basketball player (Northern Iowa Panthers).


Hospital/medical center in Spencer:
  • SPENCER MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (114 EAST 12TH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Spencer:
  • DICKINSON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; SPIRIT LAKE, IA)
  • AVERA HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; ESTHERVILLE, IA)
  • PALO ALTO COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; EMMETSBURG, IA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Spencer:
  • FORT DODGE REGIONAL (about 79 miles; FORT DODGE, IA; ID: FOD)
  • SIOUX GATEWAY/COL. BUD DAY FIELD (about 100 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; ID: SUX)
  • JOE FOSS FIELD (about 114 miles; SIOUX FALLS, SD; ID: FSD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Spencer:
  • SPENCER MUNI (about 4 miles; SPENCER, IA; ID: SPW)
  • FULLER (about 12 miles; MILFORD, IA; ID: 4D8)
  • SPIRIT LAKE MUNICIPAL (about 17 miles; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; ID: 0F3)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 7 $16,492 $28,272 1 $1,517
Firefighters 4 $14,068 $42,204 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 20 $73,177 $43,906 0 $0
Other Government Administration 8 $31,031 $46,546 1 $638
Financial Administration 2 $6,511 $39,066 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 25 $68,424 $32,843 9 $8,026
Local Libraries 8 $17,725 $26,587 3 $3,321
Electric Power 38 $116,589 $36,817 0 $0
Water Supply 4 $14,223 $42,669 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $7,809 $46,854 2 $1,614
Solid Waste Management 13 $33,361 $30,794 3 $3,228
Hospitals 305 $975,982 $38,399 171 $335,434
Streets and Highways 11 $31,910 $34,810 2 $2,794
Totals for Government 447 $1,407,303 $37,779 192 $356,571


College/University in Spencer:
  • STOREYS SCHOOL OF TAXIDERMY (Location: 2450 HWY 18E; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:
  • BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; STORM LAKE, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,524)
  • IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 81 miles; FT DODGE, IA; FT enrollment: 2,807)
  • WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 97 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; FT enrollment: 2,639)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 100 miles; MARSHALL, MN; FT enrollment: 3,405)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE-MANKATO (about 105 miles; NORTH MANKATO, MN; FT enrollment: 2,186)
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNVERSITY-MANKATO (about 106 miles; MANKATO, MN; FT enrollment: 11,210)
  • GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE (about 115 miles; ST PETER, MN; FT enrollment: 2,355)
Public high school in Spencer:
  • SPENCER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 708; Location: 800 E 3RD ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Spencer:
  • SPENCER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 394; Location: 104 E 4TH ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • JOHNSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 344; Location: 724 W. 9TH ST.; Grades: PK - 06)
  • FAIRVIEW PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 331; Location: 1508 5TH AVE E; Grades: KG - 06)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 293; Location: 615 4TH AVE SW; Grades: KG - 06)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 50; Location: 411 E 10TH ST; Grades: PK - PK)
Private primary/middle school in Spencer:
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 170; Location: BOX 817; Grades: KG - 6)
Library in Spencer:
  • SPENCER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $358,959; Location: 21 E. 3RD ST.; 45,961 books; 1,886 audio materials; 562 video materials; 219 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Spencer: Spencer Municipal Golf Course (A), Spencer Country Club (B), Spencer Campground (C), Spencer (D), Farmers Co-op Elevator Company Elevator (E), Clay County Fairground (F), Parker Historical Museum (G), Spencer Public Library (H), Spencer Police Department (I), Spencer Fire Department (J), Clay County Courthouse (K), Clay County Law Library (L), Clay County Sheriffs Office (M).

Shopping Centers: Southpark Mall (1), Gateway North Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Spencer include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Hope Reformed Church (C), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (D), Assembly of God Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Christian Church (G), First Congregational Church (H).

Cemeteries: Northlawn Memorial Cemetery (1), Riverside Cemetery (2).

Lake: Petes Pond (A).

River: Ocheyedan River (A).

Parks in Spencer include: North School Park (1), Fairview Park (2), Sunset Park (3), Stolley Gravel Pit Park (4), East Leach Park (5), Waterway Park (6), Miracle on Fourth Street Playground (7), Oneota Park (8), First Post Office, Church, School Historical Marker (9).

Post office: (A).  


Spencer compared to Iowa state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Spencer:
  • KICD (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spencer:
  • K220HY (91.9 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KICD-FM (107.7 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KLLT (104.9 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KOJI (90.7 FM; OKOBOJI, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KUQQ (102.1 FM; MILFORD, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KJIA (88.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC)
  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KILR-FM (95.9 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: JACOBSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K210CG (89.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • K249DL (97.7 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: LAKES AREA CHRISTIAN RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Spencer:
  • K55FL (Channel 55; SPENCER, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)

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