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East Spencer, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of East Spencer had a population of 1,645 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for East Spencer is located at latitude 35.682 and longitude -80.4275 in Rowan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of East Spencer (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rowan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 715 feet.

The Town of East Spencer (GNIS ID: 2406415) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of East Spencer is located within Township of Salisbury, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rowan County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Spencer: Southern City.

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


Total Population 1,645
Population in Households 1,644
Population in Familes 1,268
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,028
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 673
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 402
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 911 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 249 (27.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 424 (46.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 238 (26.1%)
Median Home Value $103,125
Average Home Value $143,548


Median Household Income $20,316
Average Household Income $31,927
Per Capita Income $13,082
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.12% 0.8%
Households 0.99% 0.67%
Families 0.99% 0.59%
Median Household Income   0.26%
Per Capita Income   0.5%
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.

East Spencer, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Spencer 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 # 356 52nd
Population Density1 # 215 71st
Diversity Index2 # 446 40th
Median Household Income # 732 1st
Per Capita Income # 723 2nd

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