Spencer, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Spencer, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Spencer had a population of 429 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Spencer, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 429
Population in Households 429
Population in Familes 337
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 823
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $42,794
Average Household Income $59,730
Per Capita Income $27,916


Total Housing Units 264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 178 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $81,154
Average Home Value $120,251


Total Households 211
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 126
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.71% -0.9%
Households -0.56% -0.77%
Families -0.19% -0.81%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 2018 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 # 220 62nd
Population Density # 299 49th
Diversity Index # 315 46th
Median Household Income # 474 18th
Per Capita Income # 319 45th

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