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Spencer is a town in Van Buren County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Thomas Sharpe Spencer, frontiersman.

The latitude of Spencer is 35.747N. The longitude is -85.466W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,798 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,697.


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Median household income
Local
$25,583
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Spencer demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Homecoming on the Square - July 13-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Spencer web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Fall Creek Falls
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Spencer demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Van Buren County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38585 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Spencer residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Spencer ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Spencer was $13,529, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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7% of Spencer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Spencer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $213.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $531.


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Libraries in Spencer include Burritt Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Van Buren County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Spencer political report.

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The average commute time for Spencer workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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