Spencer, Massachusetts Population 2020

5,705

Spencer is a city located in Massachusetts. Spencer has a 2020 population of 5,705. Spencer is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 0.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,700 in 2010. Spencer reached it's highest population of 5,821 in 2017.

The average household income in Spencer is $64,499 with a poverty rate of 16.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $862 per month, and the median house value is $222,000. The median age in Spencer is 45 years, 41 years for males, and 48.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 122.5 males.

Spencer Demographics

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

  • White: 89.82%
  • Asian: 7.15%
  • Black or African American: 1.89%
  • Two or more races: 1.14%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Spencer, Massachusetts is 5,705, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,705.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,700.

Spencer, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,12489.82%
Asian4087.15%
Black or African American1081.89%
Two or More Races651.14%

Spencer Population Pyramid 2020

Spencer Median Age

45


Total

41


Male

48.1


Female

Spencer Adults

There are 4,854 adults, (1,093 of whom are seniors) in Spencer.

Spencer Age Dependency

51.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Spencer Sex Ratio

Female

2,564

44.94%

Male

3,141

55.06%

Spencer Households and Families

Spencer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Spencer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82%18%
Male72.9%27.1%
All48.9%51.1%
Female32.9%67.1%
Non Family23%77%

48.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4702.3148.9
Non Family1,0931.1723
Married9283.0882
Female3313.0532.9
Male1184.6272.9

3.07

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Spencer Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2565.77%
9th to 12th Grade2666.00%
High School Graduate1,85741.86%
Some College1,08224.39%
Associates Degree3748.43%
Bachelors Degree45410.23%
Graduate Degree1473.31%

Spencer Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,7823,387560
Asian31526112
Hispanic23215929
Black8989
Multiple Races1818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.81%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,642$36,066$34,936
Less Than High School$26,088$26,157$
High School Grad$33,336$35,089$31,635
Some College$44,250$46,429$37,063
Bachelors Degree$40,595$35,398$41,532
Graduate Degree$77,727$$78,068

$35,642

Average Earnings

$36,066

Average Male

$34,936

Average Female

Spencer Language

Spencer Language by Age

Spencer Language

89.17% of Spencer residents speak only English, while 10.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 6.15% of the population.

Spencer Poverty

Spencer Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,85980116.48%
Multiple654772.31%
Black1084238.89%
Hispanic2653713.96%

16.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.33%

Male Poverty Rate

16.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spencer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Spencer is Multiple, with 72.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Spencer is Hispanic, with 13.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.04%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.82%
Some College17.10%
High School11.25%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed48.68%
Female Unemployed27.59%
Male Employed7.83%
Female Employed4.52%

Spencer Income

Spencer Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,346$64,499
Families$77,879$84,612
Married Families$83,281-
Non Families$24,958$35,089

Spencer Marital Status

Spencer Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Spencer Married by Age and Sex

Spencer Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Spencer Marital Status by Race

Spencer Veterans

547

Number of Veterans

532

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam287
Second Gulf War109
First Gulf War41
Korea15
World War II
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74246
55 to 64115
35 to 54109
75+77
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White54712.45%
Hispanic187.23%

$Spencer Veterans by Education

6.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spencer Employment Status

65.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Spencer Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

78.55%

Born in Massachusetts

90.50%

Native Born

9.50%

Foreign Born

4.29%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.50% of Spencer residents were born in the United States, with 78.55% having been born in Massachusetts. 4.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,7050.00%
20195,7050.00%
20185,705-116-1.99%
20175,821310.54%
20165,7902123.80%
20155,578-92-1.62%
20145,670-61-1.06%
20135,7312604.75%
20125,471791.47%
20115,392-308-5.40%
20105,7000.00%