Spencer 80 Exceptional
Spencer Livability #237 ranked city in Iowa#3,462 ranked city in the USARanks better than 88% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Spencer Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Spencer Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than Iowa
8614% less expensive than the US average
9010% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Spencer cost of living
A Spencer Crime Total crime is 14% lower than Iowa
Total crime
1,72631% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5831% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-22%Year over year crime is down
Spencer crime
C- Spencer Employment Household income is 17% lower than Iowa
Median household income
$45,55918% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,87810% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%51% lower than the US average
Spencer employment
F Spencer Housing Home value is 10% lower than Iowa
Median home value
$119,70035% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$64033% lower than the US average
Home ownership
67%6% higher than the US average
Spencer real estate or Spencer rentals
A+ Spencer Schools HS graduation rate is 2% higher than Iowa
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
82%66% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:112% lower than the US average
Spencer K-12 schools
D- Spencer User Ratings There are a total of 8 ratings in Spencer
Overall user rating
53% 8 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
47% 6 total surveys
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      Spencer transportation information

      Average one way commute14min19min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.8%80.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.4%8.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.1%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.9%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.9%3.5%2.8%
      Working from home4.7%4.5%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Spencer, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).