Spencer, MA
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Spencer is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,810 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Spencer is the 157th largest community in Massachusetts. Spencer has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Spencer is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Spencer is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spencer who work in office and administrative support (12.43%), sales jobs (9.34%), and teaching (9.19%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Spencer has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Spencer a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In Spencer, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.42 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Spencer citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.42% of adults in Spencer have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Spencer in 2010 was $30,159, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,636 for a family of four. However, Spencer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, English, French Canadian, and Italian.

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

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