Spencer, Idaho

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Spencer is a city in Clark County, Idaho, United States. The population was 38 at the 2000 census.

The city is noted as being the "Opal Capital of America".[citation needed] The mine is located 5–6 miles outside of town.


Spencer is located at 44°22′2″N 112°11′32″W / 44.36722°N 112.19222°W / 44.36722; -112.19222 (44.367316, -112.192170).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 38 people, 17 households, and 12 families residing in the city. The population density was 33.6 people per square mile (13.0/km²). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 33.6/sq mi (13.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.74% White, 2.63% Native American, 2.63% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.89% of the population.

There were 17 households out of which 11.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, and 29.4% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.50.

In the city the population was spread out with 15.8% under the age of 18, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 39.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 55 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $21,250. Males had a median income of $11,250 versus $6,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,711. There were 40.0% of families and 56.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 100.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


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