Spencer Mountain, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Spencer Mountain, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Spencer Mountain had a population of 40 as of July 1, 2016. Spencer Mountain ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Spencer Mountain is located at latitude 35.3086 and longitude -81.1134 in Gaston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Spencer Mountain (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Gaston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 669 feet.

The Town of Spencer Mountain (GNIS ID: 2407382) has a C9 Census Class Code which indicates an inactive or nonfunctioning incorporated place. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Spencer Mountain is located within Township of Gastonia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gaston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Spencer Mountain population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Spencer Mountain, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 40
Population in Households 40
Population in Familes 33
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 82
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 8
Average Household Size 5.0
Family Households 6
Average Family Size 6


Total Housing Units 8 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $125,000


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $55,945
Per Capita Income $18,864
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 0.5%
Households 0.0% 2.38%
Families -4.5% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Spencer Mountain, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spencer Mountain to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 735 1st
Population Density1 # 710 4th
Diversity Index2 # 267 64th
Median Household Income # 204 73rd
Per Capita Income # 540 27th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.