Spencer, Tennessee Population 2021

1,763
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Spencer is a city located in Van Buren County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Van Buren County. With a 2020 population of 1,763, it is the 181st largest city in Tennessee and the 8090th largest city in the United States . Spencer is currently growing at a rate of 2.08% annually and its population has increased by 10.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,601 in 2010. Spencer reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 7 miles, Spencer has a population density of 269 people per square mile.

The average household income in Spencer is $42,753 with a poverty rate of 17.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $503 per month, and the median house value is $81,000. The median age in Spencer is 48.5 years, 45.5 years for males, and 52.4 years for females.

Spencer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Spencerwas:

  • White: 95.88%
  • Two or more races: 3.04%
  • Black or African American: 1.08%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Spencer, Tennessee is 1,763 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,691.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,601.

Spencer, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,41995.88%
Two or More Races453.04%
Black or African American161.08%
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Spencer Population by Race

Spencer Population Pyramid $2021

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Spencer Median Age

48.5


Total

45.5


Male

52.4


Female

Spencer Adults

There are 1,205 adults, (370 of whom are seniors) in Spencer.

Spencer Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Spencer Sex Ratio

Female

784

52.97%

Male

696

47.03%

Spencer Population by Age

Spencer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Spencer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female51%49%
Non Family71.2%28.8%
All72.4%27.6%
Married81.4%18.6%
Male83.3%16.7%

72.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Spencer Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5612.4572.4
Married2373.0381.4
Non Family1981.0771.2
Female1023.2551
Male244.7183.3

3.1

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Spencer Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade13611.94%
9th to 12th Grade17415.28%
High School Graduate56149.25%
Some College13211.59%
Associates Degree494.30%
Bachelors Degree524.57%
Graduate Degree353.07%
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Spencer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Spencer Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,10080587
2+ Races238
Black1616

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 7.91%.

Spencer Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,893$31,667$17,768
Less Than 9th Grade$16,806$41,458$13,250
High School Graduate$24,053$30,313$19,750
Some College$25,000$65,417$
Bachelors Degree$32,500$46,667$30,833
Graduate Degree$38,229$39,500$32,250

$24,893

Average Earnings

$31,667

Average Male

$17,768

Average Female

Spencer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Spencer Language by Age

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Spencer Language

99.79% of Spencer residents speak only English, while 0.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.21% of the population.

Spencer Language

Spencer Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,32821716.34%
Multiple452862.22%

17.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.62%

Male Poverty Rate

15.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spencer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Spencer is Multiple, with 62.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Spencer is White, with 16.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.79%.

Spencer Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.15%
High School13.72%
Some College9.04%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Spencer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed72.00%
Female Unemployed35.90%
Male Employed12.28%
Female Employed6.09%

Spencer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Spencer Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,326$42,753
Families$47,566$50,855
Married Families$50,703-
Non Families$17,167$24,101
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Income by Household Type

Spencer Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Spencer Married by Age and Sex

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Spencer Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Spencer Marital Status by Race

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Spencer Marital Status

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89

Number of Veterans

87

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam45
Korea9
First Gulf War8
World War II4
Second Gulf War4

Spencer Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+33
65 to 7433
55 to 6415
35 to 548
18 to 34

Spencer Veterans by Age

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Spencer Veterans by Race

Spencer Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spencer Veterans by Education

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45.4%

Labor Force Participation

40.3%

Employment Rate

11.2%

Unemployment Rate

Spencer Employment by Age

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Spencer Employment by Race

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Spencer Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.53%

Born in Spencer

99.80%

Native Born

0.20%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.80% of Spencer residents were born in the United States, with 79.53% having been born in Tennessee. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Spencer Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,763362.08%
20201,727362.13%
20191,691362.18%
20181,655-13-0.78%
20171,668191.15%
20161,649171.04%
20151,632-35-2.10%
20141,667623.86%
20131,605-40-2.43%
20121,645251.54%
20111,62090.56%
20101,6110.00%

Spencer Population by Year