Spencer, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Spencer, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Spencer is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Marathon County at latitude 44.7536 and longitude -90.2985. Marathon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,309 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Spencer, but most people and references simply refer to it as Spencer, Wisconsin.

The P1 Census Class Code for Spencer indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Spencer (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Village of Spencer, WI Boundary Map


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Spencer, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,964
Population in Households 1,964
Population in Familes 1,590
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 979
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 843
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 568
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 904 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 640 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 202 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $89,286
Average Home Value $96,289


Median Household Income $47,787
Average Household Income $56,998
Per Capita Income $24,010
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.47% 0.56%
Households 0.77% 0.66%
Families 1.2% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   3.18%
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.


Spencer, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spencer to the other 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 267 66th
Population Density1 # 246 68th
Diversity Index2 # 502 35th
Median Household Income # 445 43rd
Per Capita Income # 417 46th

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