Spencer, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Spencer, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Spencer had a population of 147 as of July 1, 2015. Spencer ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Spencer is located at latitude 43.7275 and longitude -97.5911 in McCook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Spencer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McCook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,381 feet.

The City of Spencer (GNIS ID: 1267589) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2015.

City of Spencer, SD Boundary Map

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Spencer, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 147
Population in Households 139
Population in Familes 125
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 548
Diversity Index2 5
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 58
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 77 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (24.7%)
Median Home Value $98,611
Average Home Value $166,837
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $67,880
Per Capita Income $25,586
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.88% -0.27%
Households -0.64% -0.35%
Families -0.41% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Spencer, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spencer to the other 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 246 37th
Population Density1 # 179 54th
Diversity Index2 # 344 12th
Median Household Income # 187 54th
Per Capita Income # 195 50th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.