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Spencer is a village in Medina County, in the Cleveland-Elyria metro area.
The community was named for Calvin Spencer, mill owner who provided lumber for a school in exchange for the community taking his name
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Spencer. For links to other places called Spencer, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Spencer is 41.100N. The longitude is -82.123W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 912 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 788.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Spencer demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Medina County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Cleveland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 44275 ZIP code.
25% of Spencer residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Spencer ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Spencer was $16,708, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Spencer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Spencer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $470. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $894.
Medina County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Spencer political report.
The average commute time for Spencer workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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