Spencer, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Spencer, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Spencer had a population of 1,961 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Spencer is located at latitude 44.7536 and longitude -90.2985 in Marathon County. 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. Marathon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,309 feet.

The Village of Spencer (GNIS ID: 1584183) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Spencer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Spencer, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,961
Daytime Population: Workers 1,156
Daytime Population: Residents 926
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,082
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 1,961
Population in Familes 1,585
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 978
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $56,008
Average Household Income $62,884
Per Capita Income $26,267


Total Housing Units 897 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 623 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $124,682
Average Home Value $130,096


Total Households 836
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 564
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.26% 0.34%
Households 0.33% 0.4%
Families 0.6% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Spencer, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spencer to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 270 65th
Population Density # 251 68th
Diversity Index # 521 33rd
Median Household Income # 343 56th
Per Capita Income # 445 43rd

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