Spencer Rowan County, North Carolina

Spencer: Town in North Carolina


Spencer is a town located in the county of Rowan in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 3,267 and a population density of 411 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 3,260 inhabitants.

The town was created 117 years ago in 1904.

Spencer Quick Facts

Population : 3,260 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Rowan County
Postal code : 28159
Phone Area Codes : 704
Area : 7.95 km2
Altitude : 715 feet / 218 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1905 (117 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 08:39:39 (21st January 2022)
Density : 410 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.21% (2010-2020)
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Location of Spencer on North Carolina map.
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Spencer is located at 35°41'32"N 80°26'5"W (35.6923600, -80.4347800).

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According to census records, the population of Spencer decreased by 0.21% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 3,267 - census
2011 3,242 -0.77% estimation process
2012 3,231 -0.34% estimation process
2013 3,227 -0.12% estimation process
2014 3,221 -0.19% estimation process
2015 3,215 -0.19% estimation process
2016 3,228 0.4% estimation process
2017 3,237 0.28% estimation process
2018 3,245 0.25% estimation process
2019 3,257 0.37% estimation process
2020 3,260 0.09% estimation process

Spencer zip code is 28159. County name: Rowan, County fips: 37159

People born in Spencer (3)

People born in Spencer, including politician Earl B. Ruth, boxer Jack Wilson, football player Gil Robinson, .


Schools in Spencer

College & universities near Spencer, NC

Code Name City ZIP
198215 Catawba College Salisbury (NC) 28144

Stations (12)

Amtrak & bus stations near Spencer, NC

Code Name Address Type
SAL Salisbury Depot and Liberty Sts. RAIL
LEX Lexington Center St. and railroad tracks RAIL
KAN Kannapolis 201 South Main St. RAIL
WNS Winston-Salem, North Carolina 100 West 5th Street BUS
UWS Winston-Salem State Univ, Winston-Salem, North Car 601 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr BUS

Post offices near Spencer

Post Office Name City ZIP
Spencer Post Office Spencer (NC) 28159

Other places with the same name (14)

Other cities in Rowan County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Rowan County , NC.

City Name Population Title
Salisbury 33,821 City in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States
China Grove 4,249 Town in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States
Franklin 3,619 Town in North Carolina, United States
Landis 3,148 City in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States of America
Granite Quarry 3,002 Town in North Carolina, USA
Enochville 2,925 Township in Rowan County, North Carolina
Rockwell 2,166 Village in North Carolina
East Spencer 1,556 City in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States of America
Cleveland 875 Township in Rowan County, North Carolina
Faith 802 Human settlement in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Spencer distances to largest North Carolina cities