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Population (year 2000): 11,691. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,092 (+3.4% change)
Males: 5,785 (49.5%), Females: 5,906 (50.5%)

Median resident age: 37.0 years
Median household income: $46,598 (year 2000)
Median house value: $137,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Spencer:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
  • Black (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: French (23.9%), Irish (19.4%), French Canadian (13.5%), English (10.6%), Italian (9.3%), Polish (7.1%).

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Elevation: 925 feet

Land area: 2.1 square miles

Spencer,

For population 25 years and over in Spencer

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spencer town

  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

1.9% Foreign born




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Worcester, (13.2 miles pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (62.4 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (169.7 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Spencer, (0.0 miles Brookfield, MA (4.0 miles East MA (5.9 miles Leicester, Brookfield, MA (6.5 miles North MA (6.5 miles Paxton, MA Charlton, (7.6 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 62 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 1998: 33 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 1999: 45 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 2000: 33 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2001: 37 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2002: 32 buildings, average cost: $141,900
  • 2003: 48 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2004: 67 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2005: 38 buildings, average cost: $139,200

Latitude: 42.24 N, Longitude: 71.99 W

Area codes: 508, 774

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.8%), Manufacturing (21.1%), Retail trade (13.5%).


 

Crime in Spencer by Year

Type 1999 2001 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 5 5 2 7
    per 100,000 42.8 42.8 17.1 59.9
Robberies 1 0 0 3
    per 100,000 8.6 0.0 0.0 25.7
Assaults 33 27 44 27
    per 100,000 282.3 230.9 376.4 230.9
Burglaries 38 22 46 26
    per 100,000 325.0 188.2 393.5 222.4
Thefts 101 94 107 112
    per 100,000 863.9 804.0 915.2 958.0
Auto thefts 29 11 12 21
    per 100,000 248.1 94.1 102.6 179.6
153.3 116.2 154.5 146.1


Average climate in Spencer, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Spencer,

Spencer-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.8 miles away from the Spencer city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Spencer:
  • FAIRLAWN REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; WORCESTER, MA)
  • HARRINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA)
  • ADCARE HOSPITAL OF WORCESTER INC (about 15 miles; WORCESTER, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Spencer:
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 9 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 38 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
  • BARNES MUNI (about 50 miles; WESTFIELD/SPRINGFIELD, MA; ID: BAF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Spencer:
  • SPENCER (about 5 miles; SPENCER, MA; ID: 60M)
  • SOUTHBRIDGE MUNI (about 11 miles; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; ID: 3B0)
  • TANNER-HILLER (about 12 miles; BARRE/BARRE PLAINS, MA; ID: 8B5)

Amtrak station near Spencer:
  • 14 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

College/University in Spencer:
  • CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL OF MASSAGE AND THER (Location: 200 MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:
  • WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE (about 11 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,846)
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 13 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • ASSUMPTION COLLEGE (about 13 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,356)
  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS (about 13 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,808)
  • CLARK UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,359)
  • MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; GARDNER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,023)
Public high school in Spencer:
  • DAVID PROUTY HIGH (Students: 601; Location: 302 MAIN STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Spencer:
  • LAKE STREET (Students: 510; Location: 17 LAKE STREET; Grades: PK - 03)
  • KNOX TRAIL JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 401; Location: 73 ASH STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • DAVID PROUTY INTERMEDIATE (Students: 213; Location: 195 MAIN STREET; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • MAPLE ST (Students: 204; Location: 68 MAPLE STREET; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • WEST MAIN STREET (Students: 101; Location: WEST MAIN STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Spencer:
  • RICHARD SUGDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $239,312; Location: 8 PLEASANT STREET; 47,465 books; 793 audio materials; 782 video materials; 92 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Spencer Town Hall (A).

Shopping Center: Spencers Shoppers Village Shopping Center (1).

Church in Spencer: Methodist Church of Spencer (A).

Lakes and reservoirs: Cider Millpond (A), Lake Whittemore (B).

Parks in Spencer include: Laurel Hill Park (1), Spencer Town Center Historic District (2).


Spencer compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Spencer:
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVEI (1440 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WORC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WARE (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARE, MA; Owner: SUCCESS SIGNAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spencer:
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WORC-FM (98.9 FM; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WCUW (91.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WUW, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Spencer:
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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