|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Spencer is 2,038. Spencer, West Virginia is the 7,541st largest city in the US.
The peak population of Spencer was in 2000, when its population was 2,360. In 2000, Spencer was the 6,727th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 7,541st largest city in the US. Spencer is currently 13.6% smaller than it was in 2000.
Spencer has shrunk 13.6% since the year 2000. Spencer, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 86% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|7262||White Sulphur Springs||2,198||-5.1%|
|7541||Spencer, West Virginia||2,038||-13.6%|
|7542||Lookout Mountain, Tennessee||2,037||2.2%|
|7546||Angola, New York||2,035||-10.0%|
The total voting age population of Spencer, West Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 1,721. The voting age population is 44.5% male and 55.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 22.0% of the residents of Spencer are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Spencer are 97.1% White, 2.2% Two or more races and 0.7% Other. Additionally, 0.9% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Spencer, 30.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 35.8%. On a per-household basis, 24.9% of families are below the poverty line in Spencer.
Among those aged 16 and older, 40.9% of Spencer residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 71.3% of Spencer residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 12.1% have a bachelor's degree and 4.9% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Spencer residents aged 5 and older, 1.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.3% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Spencer is 11.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Spencer, 23.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Spencer is $24,309.
In Spencer, 50.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 49.5% of housing units in Spencer.
Of all the housing units in Spencer, 26.7% of them were build before 1940.
In Spencer, 1.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Spencer is $434.
In Spencer, 59.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.