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Spencer Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Spencer Area is 16,555. The Spencer Area population density is 28.91 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 54.70 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Spencer Area is white, which represent 96.12% of the total population. The average Spencer Area education level is lower than the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 16,555. #861

Population Density, #745

Spencer Area
28.91 per square mile
54.70 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:15,913 (96.12%, #58)
Black:25 (0.15%, #862)
Hispanic:486 (2.94%, #616)
Asian:118 (0.71%, #548)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):56 (0.34%, #509)
One Race, Other:240 (1.45%, see rank)
Two or More Races:203 (1.23%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

13,865 (83.75%) out of the total population of 16,555 reported first ancestry.

 Spencer Area% of the Total PopulationIowaU.S.
Arab50.03%, see rank0.27%0.56%
Czech840.51%, see rank1.89%0.47%
Danish5533.34%, see rank1.86%0.42%
Dutch8164.93%, see rank4.35%1.40%
English1,2807.73%, see rank8.78%8.02%
French3301.99%, see rank2.60%3.34%
German7,60045.91%, see rank36.73%15.03%
Greek300.18%, see rank0.22%0.41%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.12%0.46%
Irish2,09212.64%, see rank14.07%10.80%
Italian950.57%, see rank2.10%5.52%
Norwegian1,5589.41%, see rank5.34%1.42%
Polish2151.30%, see rank1.28%3.01%
Portuguese100.06%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian160.10%, see rank0.36%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1470.89%, see rank0.85%0.99%
Scottish4212.54%, see rank1.51%1.72%
Subsaharan African190.11%, see rank0.56%0.95%
Swedish1,0166.14%, see rank2.92%1.27%
Swiss990.60%, see rank0.47%0.30%
Ukrainian170.10%, see rank0.09%0.31%
American7924.78%, see rank6.36%7.12%
Welsh1340.81%, see rank0.67%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 8,077 (48.79%, see rank)
Females: 8,478 (51.21%, see rank)

Spencer Area
Male: 48.79%
Female: 51.21%
Male: 49.58%
Female: 50.42%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Spencer Area
42.10 years old
38.00 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Spencer Area
40.40 years old
36.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Spencer Area
44.20 years old
39.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Spencer Area% of the Total PopulationIowaU.S.
Under 5 years1,0026.05%, see rank6.39%6.36%
5 to 9 years9936.00%, see rank6.62%6.51%
10 to 14 years1,0966.62%, see rank6.58%6.59%
15 to 19 years1,0076.08%, see rank6.96%6.85%
20 to 24 years8224.97%, see rank7.21%7.13%
25 to 34 years1,92211.61%, see rank12.65%13.47%
35 to 44 years1,85811.22%, see rank11.80%12.96%
45 to 54 years2,33714.12%, see rank13.73%14.09%
55 to 64 years2,38414.40%, see rank12.80%12.29%
65 to 74 years1,4498.75%, see rank7.81%7.64%
75 to 84 1,0076.08%, see rank4.98%4.25%
85 years and over6784.10%, see rank2.48%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Spencer AreaIowaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population11,635, 100%2,038,942209,056,129
Less Than High School749, 6.44%, see rank8.73%13.67%
High School Graduate4,436, 38.13%, see rank32.51%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree4,295, 36.91%, see rank32.40%29.09%
Bachelor Degree1,703, 14.64%, see rank17.99%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree452, 3.88%, see rank8.36%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.34, see rank13.6013.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Spencer Area IowaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten49271.54%28.46%78.45%21.55%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)1,71993.43%, see rank6.57%, see rank89.39%10.61%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)88497.96%, see rank2.04%, see rank92.11%7.89%90.60%9.40%
College69169.75%, see rank30.25%, see rank74.24%25.76%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School9283.70%, see rank16.30%, see rank64.78%35.22%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Spencer AreaIowaU.S.
Total Households7,269, 100%1,232,228116,211,092
Average Household Size2.24, see rank2.422.63
1 Person Households2,129, 29.29%, see rank28.77%27.57%
2 or More Person Households5,140, 70.71%, see rank71.23%72.43%
Family Households (Families)4,602, 63.31%, see rank64.68%66.22%
Average Family Size2.82, see rank3.053.32
Married-Couple Family3,781, 52.02%, see rank51.37%48.42%
Nonfamily Households2,667, 36.69%, see rank35.32%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Spencer Area%IowaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total13,464see rank2,475,176252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over6,520100%, see rank1,217,529123,281,364
Never Married1,65025.31%, see rank31.87%35.77%
Married3,87559.43%, see rank55.49%52.04%
Widowed1782.73%, see rank2.60%2.57%
Divorced81712.53%, see rank10.05%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over6,944100%, see rank1,257,647129,692,771
Never Married1,40820.28%, see rank25.22%29.48%
Married4,02757.99%, see rank53.54%49.19%
Widowed83312.00%, see rank9.92%9.16%
Divorced6769.74%, see rank11.31%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Spencer Area%IowaU.S.
Native16,16497.64%, see rank95.33%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence12,39874.89%, see rank71.51%58.73%
Born in Different State3,72222.48%, see rank23.31%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
440.27%, see rank0.51%1.42%
Foreign Born3912.36%, see rank4.67%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship2001.21%, see rank1.75%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1911.15%, see rank2.91%7.09%
Born In Europe230.14%, see rank0.68%1.53%
Born In Asia1050.63%, see rank1.60%3.82%
Born In Africa10.01%, see rank0.39%0.55%
Born In Oceania260.16%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America2211.33%, see rank1.84%6.83%
Born In Northern America150.09%, see rank0.12%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Spencer Area%IowaU.S.
English6,99496.22%, see rank92.20%79.39%
Spanish1762.42%, see rank3.98%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages520.72%, see rank1.97%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages360.50%, see rank1.36%3.36%
Other110.15%, see rank0.50%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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