Spencer SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
5
Safety
8
Amenities
8
Education
8
Commute
9.5

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Spencer, Iowa Info Snack

Spencer is a city in the state of Iowa (United States), and the county seat of Clay County. It is located at the confluence of the Little Sioux and Ocheyedan rivers. The population was 11,233 in the 2010 census, a decline from 11,317 in the 2000 census. Spencer has a notable Clay County Fair, held annually in September, which averages more than 300,000 visitors each year.
Population
11,132
Unemployment
4.0%
Poverty
12.9%
Median Home
$123,800
Median Income
$45,719
Median Rent
$622

Rankings for Spencer in Iowa

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Map Of Spencer, IA

Population over time in Spencer

Year Population % Change
2017 11,132 -0.4%
2016 11,172 -0.1%
2015 11,186 0.1%
2014 11,177 -0.1%
2013 11,188 -0.1%
2012 11,204 0.0%
2011 11,200 0.1%
2010 11,193 -

Crime in Spencer Per 100k

Crime Spencer IA USA
Violent Crime 134.8 293.4 382.9
Murder 0.0 3.3 5.3
Robbery 0.0 39.8 98.0
Aggravated Assault 9.0 211.0 248.9
Property Crime 2067.4 2125.3 2362.0
Burglary 377.5 479.3 430.4
Larceny 1573.0 1468.6 1694.0
Car Theft 116.9 177.4 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Spencer

White
93.0% (10,351)
African American
0.3% (34)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.6% (68)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (2)
Two Or More
2.7% (299)
Hispanic
3.4% (378)
Race Spencer IA USA
White 93.0% 86.5% 61.5%
African American 0.3% 3.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 0.6% 2.3% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.7% 1.7% 2.3%
Hispanic 3.4% 5.7% 17.6%

Household Income For Spencer, Iowa

Less than $10,000
7.6% (84,603)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.4% (60,112)
$15,000 to $24,999
16.3% (181,451)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.1% (112,433)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.6% (151,395)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.6% (184,791)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.5% (139,150)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.1% (156,961)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.2% (24,490)
$200,000 or more
1.7% (18,924)
Income Spencer IA USA
Less than $10,000 7.6% 5.7% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.4% 4.6% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 16.3% 9.9% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.1% 9.9% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.6% 14.0% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.6% 19.6% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.5% 14.0% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.1% 13.9% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.2% 4.5% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 1.7% 3.8% 6.3%

Gender in Spencer

Female
52.0% (5,787)
Male
48.0% (5,344)
Gender Spencer IA USA
Female 52.0% 50.4% 50.8%
Male 48.0% 49.6% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Spencer for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (115)
9-12th Grade
4.7% (523)
High School / GED
35.1% (3,910)
Some College
25.0% (2,783)
Associate's Degree
11.3% (1,261)
Bachelor's Degree
17.6% (1,963)
Master's Degree
3.5% (384)
Professional Degree
1.5% (162)
Doctorate Degree
0.2% (26)
Education Spencer IA USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 3.2% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 4.7% 5.0% 7.2%
High School / GED 35.1% 31.5% 27.3%
Some College 25.0% 21.3% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 11.3% 11.3% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 17.6% 18.7% 19.1%
Master's Degree 3.5% 6.2% 8.4%
Professional Degree 1.5% 1.6% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.2% 1.2% 1.4%

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