Spencer, IN

Spencer profile

Living in Spencer

Spencer is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 2,256 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Spencer is the 200th largest community in Indiana. Spencer has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Spencer is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Spencer is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spencer who work in sales jobs (9.48%), food service (9.29%), and management occupations (9.29%).

As is often the case in a small town, Spencer doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of people in Spencer with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.90% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Spencer in 2018 was $23,712, which is middle income relative to Indiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,848 for a family of four. However, Spencer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Spencer is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Spencer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spencer residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Spencer include Irish, German, English, French, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Spencer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Vietnamese.