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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Spencer is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 11,913. Spencer is in Worcester County. Living in Spencer offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Spencer there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Spencer and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$254,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$879
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Spencer Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    58.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    134.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    335.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    75.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Spencer

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,830
National
$55,322

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Spencer Reviews

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Spencer is a very good town. It deserves a better rating than a C+. It should be rated at a B. It’s a convenient town with good restaurants, mom and pop shops, and grocery stores. The schools are improving consistently and are rated about average for the state of MA. Most people I know who graduated from this school system are productive members of society. There are a lot of beautiful homes throughout the town. The center of town has improved both demographically and cosmetically. There are maybe 2-3 neighborhoods that are a little run down, but when you compare to nearby Worcester or Southbridge, they aren’t bad. Its not an insanely affluent town like Weston, but its a good town and people should give it chance.
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The things that I like about Spencer, Ma is that it it has everything you need, trails for the outdoors type, good school system, and great small businesses.
Spencer is a small community with few good neighborhoods, and the school district is in desperate need to be revitalized. While I was growing up it was a great community, though it was gone downhill, many are not involved in the community and many school-choice out of the district.