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Spencer is a city in Clay County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Sen. George E. Spencer.
The latitude of Spencer is 43.141N. The longitude is -95.144W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,312 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,219.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Spencer demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clay 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 51301 ZIP code.
36% of Spencer residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $19,153, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Spencer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Spencer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $315. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $700.
Libraries in Spencer include Spencer Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Spencer include Daily Reporter
Clay 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 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Spencer between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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