Spencer, Indiana

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Spencer is a town in Washington Township, Owen County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,508 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Owen County.[3]

Spencer is part of the Bloomington, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Spencer is located at 39°17′13″N 86°45′51″W / 39.28694°N 86.76417°W / 39.28694; -86.76417 (39.286848, -86.764225)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,508 people, 1,090 households, and 659 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,984.6 people per square mile (768.5/km²). There were 1,193 housing units at an average density of 944.0/sq mi (365.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.52% White, 0.20% African American, 0.40% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 1,090 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

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