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Spencer, West Virginia
Skyline of Spencer from a nearby park
Location of Spencer in Roane County, West Virginia.
|• Total||1.27 sq mi (3.30 km2)|
|• Land||1.26 sq mi (3.26 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)|
|Elevation||748 ft (228 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,620.03/sq mi (625.51/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1547124|
Spencer is a city in and the county seat of Roane County, West Virginia, United States. Originally known as "California," Spencer was chartered in 1858, and named after Spencer Roane (1762–1822), a distinguished jurist from Virginia, who served on the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, and for whom Roane County was named. The population was 2,322 at the 2010 census. Spencer is the home of the annual West Virginia Black Walnut Festival. Points of interest include Charles Fork Lake, Chrystal Water and Power Company-Spencer Water and Ice Company, the McIntosh Mansion, and the Robey Theatre.
Spencer is located at Spring Creek flows through the city.(38.801690, -81.351689).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.28 square miles (3.32 km2), of which, 1.26 square miles (3.26 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Spencer has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,322 people, 1,005 households, and 578 families living in the city. The population density was 1,842.9 inhabitants per square mile (711.5/km2). There were 1,180 housing units at an average density of 936.5 per square mile (361.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.
There were 1,005 households, of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.5% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.94.
The median age in the city was 40.2 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.
- Ruby Bradley, Colonel, U.S. Army, 1907–2002
- Derek Hardman, Offensive tackle for the National Football League's Detroit Lions
- Deborah Hersman, Chairperson, National Transportation Safety Board from 2009 to 2014
- Larry Starcher, retired Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court
In Spanish: Spencer (Virginia Occidental) para niños
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