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Spencer is a town in Rowan County, in the Salisbury metro area.
The community was named for Samuel Spencer, railroad president
The latitude of Spencer is 35.692N. The longitude is -80.435W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 715 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,321.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Spencer demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rowan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Charlotte area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28159 ZIP code.
15% of Spencer residents report German ancestry, and 7% 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 $16,354, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Spencer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Spencer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $827.
Rowan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Spencer political report.
The average commute time for Spencer workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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