Spencer, Michigan Population 2024

4,224

Spencer is a city located in Kent County, Montcalm County, and Newaygo County Michigan. Spencer has a 2024 population of 4,224. Spencer is currently growing at a rate of 0.55% annually and its population has increased by 1.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,164 in 2020.

The average household income in Spencer is $75,845 with a poverty rate of 13.74%. The median age in Spencer is 44.5 years: 47.6 years for males, and 41.6 years for females.

Spencer Demographics

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

  • White: 94.81%
  • Two or more races: 4.78%
  • Asian: 0.19%
  • Black or African American: 0.14%
  • Other race: 0.07%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
34.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
122.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.44% (60)
The current population of Spencer, Michigan is 4,224 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,164.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,94794.81%
Two or more races1994.78%
Asian80.19%
Black or African American60.14%
Other race30.07%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Spencer Population by Race

Spencer Population Pyramid 2024

Spencer Median Age

44.5

Total

47.6

Male

41.6

Female

Spencer Adults

There are 3,248 adults, (934 of whom are seniors) in Spencer.

Spencer Age Dependency

79.9

Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Spencer Sex Ratio

Female2,14851.6%
Male2,01548.4%

Spencer Population by Age

Spencer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5572.6590.19.9
Married9732.8997.32.7
Non Family3511.3280.119.9
Male1252.960.839.2
Female1084.5591.78.3

2.93

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

90.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Spencer Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade32411.22%
Associates Degree34411.92%
Bachelors Degree41514.37%
Graduate Degree1184.09%
High School Graduate1,00234.71%
Less Than 9th Grade120.42%
Some College67223.28%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Spencer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Spencer Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,7712,451508
Hispanic56400
2+ Races515125
Black660
Other Race330

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 49.02%.

Spencer Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$46,667$55,000$38,289
Graduate Degree$0$0$38,681
High School Graduate$50,475$47,016$50,759
Less Than 9th Grade$35,341$37,159$0
Overall$43,057$45,726$39,761
Some College$37,589$39,554$35,536

$43,057

Average Earnings

$45,726

Average Male

$39,761

Average Female

Spencer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Spencer Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Spencer Language

97.82% of Spencer residents speak only English, while 2.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.85% of the population.

Spencer Language

Spencer Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,66246412.67%
Hispanic2349540.6%
Black66100%

13.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.68%

Male Poverty Rate

15.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spencer

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Spencer is White, with 12.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.19%.

Spencer Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.83%
High School10.98%
Some College7.38%
Bachelors or Greater0.56%

Spencer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed65.96%
Female Unemployed60.78%
Male Employed3.34%
Female Employed1.42%

Spencer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Spencer Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$73,370$81,710
Households$68,785$75,845
Married Families$87,550$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,329$42,725

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Spencer Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

63.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Spencer Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Spencer Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Spencer Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

334

Number of Veterans

319

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam150
Second Gulf War72
First Gulf War42
Korea18
World War II0

Spencer Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+135
65 to 7495
35 to 5438
55 to 6434
18 to 3432

Spencer Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White33110.78%
Other Race3100%

Spencer Veterans by Race

Spencer Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spencer Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Spencer Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Spencer Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

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

88.61%

Born in Spencer

99.81%

Native Born

0.19%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.81% of Spencer residents were born in the United States, with 88.61% having been born in Michigan. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Spencer Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,339230.53%
20284,316230.54%
20274,293230.54%
20264,270230.54%
20254,247230.54%
20244,224230.55%
20234,201230.55%
20224,178230.55%
20214,155-9-0.22%
20204,164-147-3.41%
20194,311370.87%
20184,274380.9%
20174,236410.98%
20164,195340.82%
20154,161270.65%
20144,134461.13%
20134,088531.31%
20124,035421.05%
20113,993310.78%
20103,96200%

Spencer Population by Year