East Spencer, North Carolina Population 2024

1,619

East Spencer is a city located in Rowan County North Carolina. East Spencer has a 2024 population of 1,619. East Spencer is currently growing at a rate of 0.75% annually and its population has increased by 3.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,569 in 2020.

The average household income in East Spencer is $55,417 with a poverty rate of 30.51%. The median age in East Spencer is 52.9 years: 54.8 years for males, and 52.4 years for females.

East Spencer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East Spencer was:

  • Black or African American: 75.33%
  • White: 15.79%
  • Other race: 5.43%
  • Two or more races: 3.04%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
660.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.19% (50)
The current population of East Spencer, North Carolina is 1,619 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,569.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American91675.33%
White19215.79%
Other race665.43%
Two or more races373.04%
Native American50.41%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

East Spencer Population by Race

East Spencer Population Pyramid 2024

East Spencer Median Age

52.9

Total

54.8

Male

52.4

Female

East Spencer Adults

There are 1,081 adults, (362 of whom are seniors) in East Spencer.

East Spencer Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

50.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Child Dependency Ratio

East Spencer Sex Ratio

Female65954.19%
Male55745.81%

East Spencer Population by Age

East Spencer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6311.9354.745.3
Non Family2891.254654
Married2252.4479.620.4
Female1012.6227.772.3
Male162.6331.368.8

2.44

Average Family Size

1.93

Average Household Size

54.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

East Spencer Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade928.7%
Associates Degree14213.42%
Bachelors Degree12611.91%
Graduate Degree121.13%
High School Graduate49746.98%
Less Than 9th Grade393.69%
Some College15014.18%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

East Spencer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Spencer Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black832772127
White14210611
Hispanic57220
Other Race39130
2+ Races28280
Native American550

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 15.26%.

East Spencer Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$40,694$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$31,250$33,387$0
Less Than 9th Grade$19,250$24,750$2,499
Overall$22,130$24,766$21,458
Some College$20,509$14,697$21,157

$22,130

Average Earnings

$24,766

Average Male

$21,458

Average Female

East Spencer Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Spencer Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

East Spencer Language

92.11% of East Spencer residents speak only English, while 7.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.55% of the population.

East Spencer Language

East Spencer Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black91623325.44%
White16711166.47%
Hispanic1062826.42%
Native55100%

30.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.24%

Male Poverty Rate

35.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Spencer

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Spencer is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Spencer is Black, with 25.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.5%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.44%.

East Spencer Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade50.38%
High School39.64%
Some College18.49%
Bachelors or Greater0%

East Spencer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50%
Male Unemployed46.15%
Male Employed19.2%
Female Employed0%

East Spencer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Spencer Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$61,071$78,927
Households$37,917$55,417
Married Families-$-999,999,999
Non Families$24,519$27,044

mean

median

Income by Household Type

East Spencer Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.1%

Female Marriage Rate

East Spencer Married by Age and Sex

male

female

East Spencer Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 15-19.

East Spencer Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

East Spencer Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

61

Number of Veterans

61

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam27
First Gulf War11
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

East Spencer Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7427
55 to 6418
35 to 5411
75+5
18 to 340

East Spencer Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black536.37%
White85.19%

East Spencer Veterans by Race

East Spencer Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

22.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Spencer Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

40.1%

Labor Force Participation

36.9%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

East Spencer Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

East Spencer Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

East Spencer Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.85%

Born in East Spencer

93.59%

Native Born

6.41%

Foreign Born

5.84%

Non Citizen

0.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.59% of East Spencer residents were born in the United States, with 67.85% having been born in North Carolina. 5.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

East Spencer Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,683130.78%
20281,670130.78%
20271,657120.73%
20261,645130.8%
20251,632130.8%
20241,619120.75%
20231,607191.2%
20221,588130.83%
20211,57560.38%
20201,569191.23%
20191,55050.32%
20181,54540.26%
20171,54170.46%
20161,53440.26%
20151,53000%
20141,53010.07%
20131,529-1-0.07%
20121,530-5-0.33%
20111,535-8-0.52%
20101,54300%

East Spencer Population by Year