Spencer, Iowa

Population 11,204

Spencer is located in Clay County, IA. The population is 11,204, making Spencer the largest city in Clay County.

There are 5 public schools in Spencer with an average Homefacts rating of B. The total crime rate for Spencer is low, and there are 14 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Spencer is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Spencer property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Spencer include Riverton Township, Sioux Township and Summit Township.

Spencer Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Very good
  • No High School Diploma: 6.5%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 73.6%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 19.9%

Crime Rate

25.8% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 36
  • Violent Crimes: 80
  • Robbery: 0
  • Burglary: 437
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

22.78% Lower than national avg.
  • 14 offenders in Spencer
  • 12.50 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

9 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 3
  • Superfunds: 6
  • Tanks & Spills: 0


Moderate 3.5%
  • Iowa unemployment average: 2.5%
  • National unemployment average: 3.8%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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5 Public Schools view public schools

There are 5 K-12 public schools in Spencer, IA and 2 private schools. Homefacts rates Spencer's schools as Very good, with an overall B rating.

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14 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$145,000 compared to December 1969
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

10 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Spencer, IA issued 10 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 10 permits, 8 were issued for single family homes and 2 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Spencer, IA issued 40 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

**Displaying data from Spencer, IA
  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $465
  • 1 Bedroom: $489
  • 2 Bedrooms: $650
  • 3 Bedrooms: $941
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,145

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Environmental Hazards

9 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (544/559)
    Spencer, IA has 97.32% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Spencer, IA is a red zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.15 Average
    Spencer, IA is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 13.83°
  • February 19.1°
  • March 34.22°
  • April 46.35°
  • May 61.79°
  • June 68.74°
  • July 74.02°
  • August 70.18°
  • September 61.38°
  • October 49.12°
  • November 35.02°
  • December 18.2°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Spencer, IA

Spencer, IA has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Spencer, IA has no risk of hurricanes.
Spencer, IA has a high risk of hail storms.
Spencer, IA has a very high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Spencer, IA: $45,688


Unemployment in Spencer is 3.5%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 2.5% and 3.8% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 46.87%
White Collar - 53.13%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Terry E. Branstad
  • Sen. Joni Ernst
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley

City Representatives

  • Steve King

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

Nearest Major Airports

9 FCC Towers view all

1 Fire Station view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

2 Police Stations view all

2 Retirement Homes view all

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