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Welcome to Spencer ...

The village of Spencer is located in Marathon 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 1,878 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Spencer is 1,290 feet [393 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Spencer: (715) and (534)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Spencer had an population of 1,878 people. This is a decrease of 2.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Spencer had a population of 1,925 people. This makes Spencer the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Spencer represents 0.03% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 462nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,925 people, the population of Spencer has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,932 people).

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

Adding Spencer to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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.

In addition, we also found mention of Spencer elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Spencer on our Genealogy Page.

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, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia 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.

  • Marshfield [Wood County]
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    • Marshfield [Wood County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Spencer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,471 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshfield
  • Neillsville [Clark County]
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    • Neillsville [Clark County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Spencer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,409 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neillsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neillsville
  • Abbotsford [Clark County]
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    • Abbotsford [Clark County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Spencer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,233 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbotsford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbotsford
  • McMillan [Marathon County]
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    • McMillan [Marathon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Spencer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,103 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMillan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rock [Wood County]
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      • Rock [Wood County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,034 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Colby [Clark County]
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      • Colby [Clark County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stratford [Marathon County]
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      • Stratford [Marathon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,577 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stratford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
    • Richfield [Wood County]
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      • Richfield [Wood County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
    • Lincoln [Wood County]
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      • Lincoln [Wood County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Cleveland [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Marathon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland

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.

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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 Marathon County: www.co.marathon.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Marathon, 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>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<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 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 44.7552, Longitude: -90.2985       In this case, the coordinates for Spencer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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