Spencer, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Spencer had a population of 433 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Spencer is located at latitude 42.8748 and longitude -98.7003 in Boyd County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Spencer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Boyd County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,686 feet.

The Village of Spencer (GNIS ID: 2399871) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Spencer is located within Township of Spencer, a minor civil division (MCD) of Boyd County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Spencer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Spencer, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 433
Daytime Population: Workers 191
Daytime Population: Residents 209
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 400
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 433
Population in Familes 337
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 831
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $44,945
Average Household Income $59,829
Per Capita Income $28,231


Total Housing Units 266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $74,537
Average Home Value $107,335


Total Households 213
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 127
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.68% -0.8%
Households -0.51% -0.67%
Families -0.11% -0.8%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   3.56%

Spencer, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spencer to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 217 63rd
Population Density # 298 49th
Diversity Index # 324 44th
Median Household Income # 407 30th
Per Capita Income # 275 53rd

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