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grade B
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  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade C minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Spencer is a town in Iowa with a population of 11,052. Spencer is in Clay County. Living in Spencer offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Spencer and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Spencer are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$128,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$684
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    0
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    54.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    9.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    381.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,226.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    54.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  12%

Working in Spencer

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,545
National
$62,843

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