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Spencer, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Spencer Census Designated Place had a population of 5,932 as of July 1, 2019. Spencer ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Spencer is located at latitude 42.244 and longitude -71.9923 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Spencer Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 853 feet.

The Spencer Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378234) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Spencer Census Designated Place is located within Town of Spencer, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Spencer: Spencer Centre.

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Spencer, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Spencer, MA Housing Affordability Index is 99
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Spencer, MA Wealth Index is 46
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,932
Population in Households 5,923
Population in Families 4,394
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density 2,812
Diversity Index1 25
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,597
Average Household Income $61,604
Per Capita Income $26,837
Wealth Index3 46

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,912 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,030 (35.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,554 (53.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 328 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $240,639
Housing Affordability Index2 99
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,584
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,476
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.43% 0.46%
Households 0.39% 0.41%
Families 0.31% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

Spencer, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spencer to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 108 57th
Population Density # 50 80th
Diversity Index # 120 52nd
Median Household Income # 213 14th
Per Capita Income # 219 11th

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