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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Spencer who work in office and administrative support (20.09%), healthcare (7.52%), and management occupations (7.36%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.29% 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Spencer is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small town, Spencer doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Spencer, just 10.23% 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 $17,477, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,908 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 Spanish and African languages.