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Spencer is a town in Owen County, in the Bloomington metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Capt. Spier Spencer, killed in the Battle of Tippecanoe.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Spencer. For links to other places called Spencer, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Spencer is 39.286N. The longitude is -86.762W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 561 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,548.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Spencer demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Owen 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 47460 ZIP code.
23% of Spencer residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $15,843, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Spencer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Spencer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $346. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $686.
Libraries in Spencer include Spencer Owen Public Library ... View libraries
Owen 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 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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