Spencer, North Carolina Population 2024

3,368

Spencer is a city located in Rowan County North Carolina. Spencer has a 2024 population of 3,368. Spencer is currently growing at a rate of 0.69% annually and its population has increased by 2.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,299 in 2020.

The average household income in Spencer is $72,635 with a poverty rate of 17.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Spencer is 42.9 years, 35.7 years for males, and 49 years for females.

Spencer Demographics

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

  • White: 53.94%
  • Black or African American: 42.05%
  • Two or more races: 3.13%
  • Other race: 0.88%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
3.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,097.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.09% (69)
The current population of Spencer, North Carolina is 3,368 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,299.

Spencer, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,77853.94%
Black or African American1,38642.05%
Two or more races1033.13%
Other race290.88%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Spencer Population by Race

Spencer Population Pyramid 2024

Spencer Median Age

42.9

Total

35.7

Male

49

Female

Spencer Adults

There are 2,689 adults, (579 of whom are seniors) in Spencer.

Spencer Age Dependency

56.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Spencer Sex Ratio

Female1,55847.27%
Male1,73852.73%

Spencer Population by Age

Spencer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2652.5661.338.7
Married5173.5588.811.2
Non Family3781.1666.433.6
Male1972.412.787.3
Female1732.8323.176.9
showing: 5 rows

3.01

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

61.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Spencer Households and Families

Male

Female

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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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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 21.17%.

Spencer Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,553

Average Earnings

$51,422

Average Male

$34,091

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

99.09% of Spencer residents speak only English, while 0.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.53% of the population.

Spencer Language

Spencer Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,37627519.99%
White1,72826615.39%
Other291448.28%
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17.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.62%

Male Poverty Rate

21.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spencer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Spencer is Other, with 48.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Spencer is White, with 15.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.29%.

Spencer Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.06%
High School16.38%
Some College14.86%
Bachelors or Greater4.04%
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Spencer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed52%
Male Employed8.2%
Female Employed5.18%
showing: 4 rows

Spencer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Spencer Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Spencer Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

37.9%

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 45-54.

Spencer Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Spencer Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

166

Number of Veterans

142

Male Veterans

24

Female Veterans

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Spencer Veterans by War

count

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Spencer Veterans by Age

count

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Spencer Veterans by Race

Spencer Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spencer Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

9%

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

71.51%

Born in Spencer

99.3%

Native Born

0.7%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.3% of Spencer residents were born in the United States, with 71.51% having been born in North Carolina. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Spencer Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,483230.66%
20283,460230.67%
20273,437230.67%
20263,414230.68%
20253,391230.68%
20243,368230.69%
20233,345230.69%
20223,322230.7%
20213,299
20203,299471.45%
20193,252140.43%
20183,23820.06%
20173,236100.31%
20163,226120.37%
20153,214-7-0.22%
20143,221-6-0.19%
20133,227-4-0.12%
20123,231-9-0.28%
20113,240-22-0.67%
20103,262-93-2.77%
20003,3551364.22%
19903,2192819.56%
19802,938-137-4.46%
19703,0751715.89%
19602,904-338-10.43%
19503,2421705.53%
19403,072-56-1.79%
19303,12861824.62%
19202,510
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Spencer Population by Year