Spencer is a tiny village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 789 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Spencer is the 615th largest community in Ohio. Much of the housing stock in Spencer was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Spencer is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 44.24% of the Spencer workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Spencer is a village of transportation and shipping workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spencer who work in office and administrative support (12.15%), sales jobs (6.85%), and management occupations (5.30%).
Spencer’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Spencer has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Spencer has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Spencer than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Spencer may be for you.
In Spencer, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.41 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of Spencer have a very low rate of college education: just 9.63% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Spencer in 2018 was $25,876, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,504 for a family of four. However, Spencer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Spencer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spencer residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Spencer include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Spencer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.