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Spencer (CDP), Massachusetts

Spencer is a place located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the community had a total population of 6,032.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 5.7 km² (2.2 mi²). 5.5 km² (2.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.74% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 6,032 people, 2,554 households, and 1,527 families residing in the community. The population density is 1,093.4/km² (2,835.2/mi²). There are 2,722 housing units at an average density of 493.4 persons/km² (1,279.4 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the community is 97.58% White, 0.61% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.61% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,554 households out of which 29.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% are married couples living together, 12.5% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 40.2% are non-families. 33.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.98.

In the community the population is spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the community is $35,206, and the median income for a family is $46,333. Males have a median income of $36,563 versus $25,738 for females. The per capita income for the community is $18,975. 12.0% of the population and 9.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.6% are under the age of 18 and 11.7% are 65 or older.