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Welcome to Spencer ...

The town of Spencer is located in Rowan County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Spencer has a population of 3,252 people<2> (see below for details).

Spencer was established in 1905.

The community of Spencer is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Spencer lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Spencer: (704) and (980)<4>

The ZIP code for Spencer: 28159<5>

Websites for Spencer ...

Official Website:   www.ci.spencer.nc.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.rowanchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Spencer had an population of 3,252 people. This is a decrease of 0.46% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Spencer had a population of 3,267 people. This makes Spencer the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Spencer represents 0.03% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 191st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,267 people, the population of Spencer decreased 2.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,355 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Spencer.

Communities Also Named Spencer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Spencer: This one is located in Rowan County and the other is located in Moore County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 35 communities that are also named Spencer - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Spencer.

Communities near Spencer ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Spencer.

  • Kannapolis [Cabarrus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kannapolis
    • Kannapolis [Cabarrus County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Spencer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,007 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kannapolis have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kannapolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kannapolis<8>
  • Lexington [Davidson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
    • Lexington [Davidson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Spencer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,141 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<8>
  • Mocksville [Davie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mocksville
    • Mocksville [Davie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Spencer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,297 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mocksville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mocksville<8>
  • China Grove [Rowan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for China Grove
    • China Grove [Rowan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Spencer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,249 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on China Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for China Grove<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Landis [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landis
      • Landis [Rowan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Spencer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landis have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landis<8>
    • Granite Quarry [Rowan County]
    • Rockwell [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwell
      • Rockwell [Rowan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Spencer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockwell<8>
    • Denton [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denton
      • Denton [Davidson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Spencer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,700 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denton<8>
    • Cooleemee [Davie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooleemee
      • Cooleemee [Davie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Spencer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 982 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooleemee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooleemee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cooleemee<8>
    • Cleveland [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Rowan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Spencer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 875 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Spencer. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Spencer.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Spencer. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Spencer.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Spencer. See our Newspapers Page for Spencer.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spencer ...

Looking for more information about Spencer? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Spencer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Spencer.

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About Rowan County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Spencer: www.ci.spencer.nc.us/

The official website for Rowan County: www.co.rowan.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Rowan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Spencer.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spencer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Spencer). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Spencer or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spencer) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Spencer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpencerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spencer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6924, Longitude: -80.4346    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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