Spencer, WV Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 2,352. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,258 (-4.0% change)
Males: 1,088 (46.3%), Females: 1,264 (53.7%)

Roane County

Zip code: 25276

Median resident age: 41.1 years
Median household income: $19,773
Median house value: $49,900

Races in Spencer:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (29.4%), Irish (14.2%), German (10.1%), English (9.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%), Dutch (1.4%).

Elevation: 749 feet

Land area: 1.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Spencer

  • High school or higher: 60.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 17.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spencer city

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+0.6%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Spencer:

  • ROANE GENERAL HOSPITAL (200 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Spencer:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Spencer:

  • YEAGER (about 34 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
  • MID-OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL (about 37 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: PKB)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 72 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Spencer:

  • BOGGS FIELD (about 2 miles; SPENCER, WV; Abbreviation: 14P)
  • JACKSON COUNTY (about 34 miles; RAVENSWOOD, WV; Abbreviation: I18)
  • LEON (about 42 miles; LEON, WV; Abbreviation: W07)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spencer:

  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG (about 35 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 39 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • OHIO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 63 miles; ATHENS, OH; Full-time enrollment: 18,721)
  • HOCKING TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 76 miles; NELSONVILLE, OH; Full-time enrollment: 4,050)
  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 80 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Full-time enrollment: 12,361)
  • FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE (about 96 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; Full-time enrollment: 5,317)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 97 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)

Schools

Public high school in Spencer:

  • ROANE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 738; Location: ONE RAIDER WAY; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Spencer:

  • SPENCER PRIMARY CENTER (Students: 555; Location: CLAY RT; Grades: PK – 04)
  • SPENCER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 478; Location: 102 CHAPMAN AVENUE; Grades: 05 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Spencer:

  • ROANE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $172,948; Location: 110 PARKING PLAZA; 45,497 books; 735 audio materials; 1,308 video materials; 54 serial subscriptions)