Spencer, IA

11,172 Population
10.8 square miles 1,031.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.4%
was 0.4%
 
Population Density
1,031.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
69.8%
was 67.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
1.6%
was 2.2%
 
Percent Under 18
23.6%
was 22.7%
 
Percent 65 and Over
20.3%
was 20.2%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
13.0%
was 12.1%
 
Median Household Income
$45,559
was $45,688
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.1
41.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
116
was 169.9
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,257.9
was 2,199.2
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
5,453
was 5,470
 
Median Rent
$640
was $599
 
Total Building Permits
40
was 38
 
Occupied Housing Units
4,962
was 4,853
 
Homeownership Rate
67.3%
was 71.1%
 
Single Family Building Permits
40
was 30
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
499.3
was 505.0
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
23.2%
was 30.5%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 8
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.2
was 2.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
7.1
was 6.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.6
was 3.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.7%
was 97.2%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
91.1%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
93.4%
was 93.5%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
21.5%
was 20.0%
 

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