Spencer, Michigan 

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Population

4,164

+13.1% since 2000

Unemployment Rate

4.8%

Cost of Living

92.5 / 100

Median Home Price

$239,700

Median Income

$66,682

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 3.8

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Spencer, Michigan

Living in Spencer, MI is a great experience. The town has a rich history and a welcoming atmosphere, making it a great place to call home. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, such as hiking and biking trails, parks, and golf courses. Additionally, the town offers a variety of shops and restaurants, meaning that there’s always something to do here. Despite being a small rural community, Spencer residents have access to modern amenities such as high-speed internet, updated cell phone coverage, and quality healthcare services. Overall, Spencer is an amazing place to live – especially if you’re looking for some peace and tranquility! Mid-sized city - West-central Michigan, 25 miles inland from Lake Michigan.
State: Michigan
County: Kent County
Metro Area: Grand Rapids-Kentwood Metro Area
City: Spencer
Zip Codes: 49326
Cost of Living: -7.5% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 803 ft above sea level

Pros
Cultural amenities
Diverse economy
Attractive downtown
Cons
Cold, cloudy winters
Some urban decay
Isolation

What Bert Has To Say About Grand Rapids-Kentwood Metro Area

Grand Rapids is the primary cultural and business hub of western Michigan. Nearby hardwood forests made the city a notable furniture-producing center in the 19th and early 20th centuries. That industry continues today but has transitioned somewhat towards high-tech office furniture, serving as headquarters for such names as Steelcase and Herman Miller. The area is far less vulnerable to the ups and downs of the auto industry than most of Michigan.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Spencer is 4.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Spencer jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Spencer's cost of living is 7.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Spencer's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Spencer, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Kent county flipped moderately Democratic, 51.9% to 45.8%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Spencer's population is 4,164 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 5.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 39.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Spencer is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.5%.

SCHOOLS
Spencer public schools spend $9,841 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.5 students per teacher in Spencer. More Education



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Housing Market in Spencer

It's a good time to buy in Spencer. Home Appreciation is up 12.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Spencer is .

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