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Welcome to Spencer ...

The village of Spencer is located in Tioga County<1>.

The location of Spencer has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Spencer has a population of 707 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Spencer.

Spencer is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Spencer is located in the (607) area code.

Websites for Spencer ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.tiogachamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Spencer, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Spencer had an population of 707 people. This is a decrease of 6.85% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Spencer had a population of 759 people. This makes Spencer the county's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 759 people, the population of Spencer increased 3.83% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 731 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 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, North Carolina (2), 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.

  • Ithaca
  • Elmira
  • Ithaca
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ithaca
    • Ithaca lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Spencer.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,345 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ithaca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ithaca
  • Horseheads
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseheads
    • Horseheads lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Spencer.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,600 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseheads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseheads
  • Owego
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owego
    • Owego lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Spencer.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,517 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owego have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owego
  • Dryden
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dryden
    • Dryden lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Spencer.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,904 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dryden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dryden
  • Barton
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barton
    • Barton lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Spencer.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,335 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barton
  • Elmira
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmira
    • Elmira lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Spencer.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,384 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmira have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmira
  • Horseheads
  • Sayre
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sayre
    • Sayre lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Spencer.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,338 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sayre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sayre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sayre<6>

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. Our list includes 6 papers. 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.

Adding Spencer to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Spencer in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Spencer was the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Spencer the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Spencer.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spencer. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tioga County: www.tiogacountyny.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Tioga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Spencer.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spencer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Spencer. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 42.2146, Longitude: -76.4964       In this case, the coordinates for Spencer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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