is a city located in Clay County, Iowa
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 11,317. It is the county seat
of Clay County6
Geography\nSpencer is located at 43°8'43" North, 95°8'50" West (43.145318, -95.147209)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 26.3 km²
). 26.2 km² (10.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.49% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 11,317 people, 4,842 households, and 3,011 families residing in the city. The population density
is 431.8/km² (1,118.1/mi²). There are 5,151 housing units at an average density of 196.5/km² (508.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 97.57% White, 0.14% African American
, 0.13% Native American
, 1.11% Asian
, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 1.43% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 4,842 households out of which 29.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% are married couples living together, 7.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% are non-families. 33.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.28 and the average family size is 2.89.
In the city the population is spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $32,970, and the median income for a family is $43,145. Males have a median income of $30,537 versus $21,709 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,153. 9.5% of the population and 7.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.3% are under the age of 18 and 10.0% are 65 or older.