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Spencer, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Spencer Census Designated Place had a population of 5,971 as of July 1, 2017. 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 42.2486 and longitude -71.9931 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Spencer Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Spencer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Spencer: Spencer Centre.

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Spencer, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,971
Daytime Population: Workers 736
Daytime Population: Residents 3,136
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,872
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 5,962
Population in Familes 4,420
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 2,831
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $50,747
Average Household Income $61,710
Per Capita Income $26,788


Total Housing Units 2,916 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,087 (37.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,502 (51.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 327 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $228,180
Average Home Value $240,547


Total Households 2,589
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,477
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.64% 0.69%
Households 0.52% 0.61%
Families 0.4% 0.55%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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, 2017 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 # 106 57th
Population Density # 48 81st
Diversity Index # 120 52nd
Median Household Income # 206 17th
Per Capita Income # 210 15th

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