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Spencer is a town in Marathon County, in the Wausau metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Spencer. For links to other places called Spencer, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Spencer is 44.727N. The longitude is -90.256W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,312 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,341.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Spencer demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marathon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54479 ZIP code.
53% of Spencer residents report German ancestry, and 4% 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 $17,702, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% 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 $363. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $913.
Marathon 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 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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