Spencer is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 1,634 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Spencer is the 257th largest community in Tennessee.
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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spencer who work in office and administrative support (18.62%), healthcare (9.23%), and management occupations (7.51%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.81% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Spencer has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Spencer has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Spencer than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Spencer may be for you.
Being a small town, Spencer does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Spencer, just 10.79% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Spencer in 2010 was $18,902, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,608 for a family of four.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Spencer include German, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Spencer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and African languages.