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Spencer, West Virginia

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Located in: Roane County (see below)

Time Zone: Spencer lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT)

Telephone Area Codes: (304), (681)<1>

Elevation: 730 feet [222.5 m] above sea level<2>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Spencer)


2016:<3>     2,158   (7.06% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     2,322   (1.28% decrease since 2000)
2000:     2,352

Total Area:<4>   1.27 sq. miles [3.3 km²]   - of which 1.33% is water (0.02 sq. miles [0 km²])

Housing Units:<5>   1,180

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GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Spencer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8025, Longitude: -81.3551     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spencer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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Lat:   38° 48' 9"
Lon:   -81° 21' 18"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Spencer

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Spencer

GNIS ID:   2390656
FIPS State / Place Code:   54 / 75820

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Spencer)

About Roane County

The city of Spencer is the County Seat for Roane County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Roane)


2016:     14,208   (4.81% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     14,926   (3.37% decrease since 2000)
2000:     15,446

Total Area:   483.7 sq. miles [1,252.8 km²]

Housing Units:   7,351

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Roane

GNIS ID:   1550050
FIPS State / County Code:   54 / 087

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Spencer)

About West Virginia

From the US Census


2016:     1,831,102   (1.18% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     1,852,994   (2.47% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,808,344

Websites for State of West Virginia

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of West Virginia

GNIS ID:   1779805
FIPS State:   54

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Footnotes ...

<1>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Spencer.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spencer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<4>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Spencer. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<5>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<6>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Spencer, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<7>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Spencer.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Spencer.