Spencer, North Carolina Population 2020

3,263

Spencer is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,263, it is the 202nd largest city in North Carolina and the 5981st largest city in the United States. Spencer is currently growing at a rate of 0.34% annually but its population has decreased by -0.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,267 in 2010. Spencer reached it's highest population of 3,355 in 2000. Spanning over 3 miles, Spencer has a population density of 1,064 people per square mile.

The average household income in Spencer is $57,544 with a poverty rate of 23.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $925 per month, and the median house value is $98,700. The median age in Spencer is 34.9 years, 32.6 years for males, and 38.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.0 males.

Spencer Demographics

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

  • White: 48.87%
  • Black or African American: 40.76%
  • Other race: 6.72%
  • Two or more races: 2.20%
  • Asian: 1.45%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Spencer, North Carolina is 3,263, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,241.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,267.

Spencer, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,57948.87%
Black or African American1,31740.76%
Some Other Race2176.72%
Two or More Races712.20%
Asian471.45%

Spencer Population Pyramid 2020

Spencer Median Age

34.9


Total

32.6


Male

38.5


Female

Spencer Adults

There are 2,484 adults, (472 of whom are seniors) in Spencer.

Spencer Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Spencer Sex Ratio

Female

1,584

49.03%

Male

1,647

50.97%

Spencer Households and Families

Spencer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Spencer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.7%27.3%
All57.3%42.7%
Non Family48.2%51.8%
Female42.6%57.4%
Male34.1%65.9%

57.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1962.6457.3
Married5233.3272.7
Non Family4561.2548.2
Female1294.4742.6
Male883.0934.1

3.36

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Spencer Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1165.32%
9th to 12th Grade36816.89%
High School Graduate62628.73%
Some College48722.35%
Associates Degree1537.02%
Bachelors Degree29713.63%
Graduate Degree1326.06%

Spencer Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,120952236
Black804630193
Hispanic19291
Other Race101
Asian478
Multiple Races1614

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 87.50%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 24.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,492$25,750$25,335
Less Than High School$21,786$$
High School Grad$25,100$26,550$5,924
Some College$26,458$43,409$24,448
Bachelors Degree$35,587$$36,464
Graduate Degree$31,544$$31,900

$25,492

Average Earnings

$25,750

Average Male

$25,335

Average Female

Spencer Language

Spencer Language by Age

Spencer Language

89.24% of Spencer residents speak only English, while 10.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.19% of the population.

Spencer Poverty

Spencer Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,27541032.16%
White1,44226818.59%
Hispanic3125517.63%
Other2175525.35%

23.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.01%

Male Poverty Rate

23.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spencer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Spencer is Black, with 32.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Spencer is Hispanic, with 17.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.22%
High School19.01%
Some College17.83%
Bachelors or Greater3.51%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed82.68%
Male Employed12.30%
Male Unemployed9.64%
Female Employed6.85%

Spencer Income

Spencer Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,056$57,544
Families$49,728$52,664
Married Families$56,756-
Non Families$31,733$62,489

Spencer Marital Status

Spencer Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

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 55-64.

Spencer Marital Status by Race

Spencer Veterans

186

Number of Veterans

178

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam84
Second Gulf War71
First Gulf War45
Korea5
World War II
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7459
55 to 6452
18 to 3449
35 to 5415
75+11
Name Veterans % of Total
White1238.71%
Black636.98%

$Spencer Veterans by Education

4.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spencer Employment Status

60.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

13.5%

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

65.92%

Born in North Carolina

95.14%

Native Born

4.86%

Foreign Born

3.99%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.14% of Spencer residents were born in the United States, with 65.92% having been born in North Carolina. 3.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,263110.34%
20193,252110.34%
20183,24160.19%
20173,235110.34%
20163,224130.40%
20153,211-8-0.25%
20143,219-8-0.25%
20133,227-1-0.03%
20123,228-11-0.34%
20113,239-23-0.71%
20103,262-93-0.28%
20003,3551360.41%
19903,2192810.92%
19802,938-137-0.45%
19703,0751710.57%
19602,904-338-1.09%
19503,2421700.54%
19403,072-56-0.18%
19303,1286182.23%
19202,5100.00%