Spencer (town), MassachusettsSpencer
is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 11,691.
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 88.2 km²
). 85.1 km² (32.8 mi²) of it is land and 3.1 km² (1.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.52% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 11,691 people, 4,583 households, and 3,093 families residing in the town. The population density is 137.4/km² (355.9/mi²). There are 4,938 housing units at an average density of 58.0 persons/km² (150.3 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.93% White, 0.59% African American
, 0.24% Native American
, 0.33% Asian
, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 1.33% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 4,583 households out of which 31.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% are married couples living together, 10.3% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 32.5% are non-families. 25.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.05.
In the town the population is spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $46,598, and the median income for a family is $56,763. Males have a median income of $40,581 versus $29,837 for females. The per capita income for the town is $21,017. 8.6% of the population and 5.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 10.2% are under the age of 18 and 10.1% are 65 or older.