Spencer, TN Population

Population: 1,713. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,694 (-1.1% change)
Males: 823 (48.0%), Females: 890 (52.0%)

Van Buren County

Zip code: 38585

Median resident age: 39.8 years
Median household income: $25,583
Median house value: $54,100

Races in Spencer:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (21.1%), Irish (9.2%), English (6.2%), German (5.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%), Dutch (1.1%).

Elevation: 1820 feet

Land area: 6.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Spencer

  • High school or higher: 60.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spencer town

  • Never married: 14.6%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +587 (+52.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Spencer:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Spencer:

Other public-use airports nearest to Spencer:

  • UPPER CUMBERLAND RGNL (about 22 miles; SPARTA, TN; Abbreviation: SRB)
  • WARREN COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 27 miles; MC MINNVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: RNC)
  • SMITHVILLE MUNI (about 29 miles; SMITHVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: 0A3)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:

  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; COOKEVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,204)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,821)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA (about 50 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,914)
  • LEE UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,171)
  • CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,022)
  • MOTLOW STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 59 miles; Tullahoma, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,256)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,490)
Private high schools in Spencer:

  • FAITH TRINITY ACADEMY (Students: 17; Location: HIGHWAY 111; Grades: PK – 12)
  • PINELAND GOSPEL ACADEMY (Students: 15; Location: HC 69 BOX 570; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Spencer:

  • VAN BUREN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 419; Location: SPARTA STREET; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • SPENCER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 365; Location: SPARTA STREET; Grades: PK – 05)

Libraries

Library in Spencer:

  • BURRITT MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $25,400; Location: HIGHWAY 30 N; 8,881 books; 172 audio materials; 395 video materials; 21 serial subscriptions)

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