Spencer is a very small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 2,088 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Spencer is the 83rd largest community in West Virginia.
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 city 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 (14.74%), teaching (11.88%), and management occupations (8.42%).
The overall crime rate in Spencer is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Residents will find that the city 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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.94 minutes getting to work every day.
Spencer is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
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 12.41% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Spencer in 2010 was $16,960, which is low income relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $67,840 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 English, Irish, German, Dutch, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Spencer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.