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Welcome to Spencer ...

The city of Spencer is located in McCook 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 147 people<3> (see below for details).

Spencer is 1,380 feet [421 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Spencer lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Spencer lies within the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Spencer had an population of 147 people. This is a decrease of 4.55% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Spencer had a population of 154 people. This makes Spencer the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Spencer represents 0.02% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 266th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 154 people, the population of Spencer decreased 1.91% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 157 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, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (4), Oklahoma, 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.

  • Salem [McCook County]
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    • Salem [McCook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Spencer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,285 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<6>
  • Howard [Miner County]
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    • Howard [Miner County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Spencer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 757 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Howard<6>
  • Alexandria [Hanson County]
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    • Alexandria [Hanson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Spencer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 644 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexandria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<6>
  • Canistota [McCook County]
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    • Canistota [McCook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Spencer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 636 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canistota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canistota
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canistota<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bridgewater [McCook County]
    • Emery [Hanson County]
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      • Emery [Hanson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 451 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emery<6>
    • Plano [Hanson County]
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      • Plano [Hanson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2014: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plano have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plano
    • Epiphany [Hanson County]
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      • Epiphany [Hanson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2014: 103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epiphany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epiphany
    • Canova [Miner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canova
      • Canova [Miner County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canova have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canova<6>
    • Fulton [Hanson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Hanson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 96 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<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. 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including McCook, 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 '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, 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spencer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spencer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7278, Longitude: -97.5920       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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