East Spencer, NC

East Spencer, situated in Rowan County, is a small town made up of 1.6 square miles.

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July 20, 2018


The median resident age in East Spencer is 33 years. The median estimated household income is about $16,000 making it about $31,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $10,000. The average price for a home in East Spencer is about $91,000 (2015) which is $69,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $450 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of East Spencer is 11% White, 83% Black, 3% Two or more races, and 3% other. 78% of the population are high school graduates, with 10% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 22% are married, 13% are divorced, 5% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 52% that have never been married.

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Rowan County

East Spencer belongs to Rowan County in the Piedmont (center) part of North Carolina. The County, named after Matthew Rowan, is a part of the Charlotte Metropolitan Area, has a population of 138,500. The County's largest city and seat, Salisbury, has a population of 33,700.

Rowan County borders Cabarrus, Davidson, Davie, Iredell, and Stanly counties.

Rowan County is made up of 524 square miles. 511 of which is land with the remaining 13 as water.


The population of East Spencer, NC is about 1,500. The population has been steadily decreasing since the 1970's.


The elevation of East Spencer, NC is 728 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for East Spencer, NC is 28039.

Area Code

The area code for East Spencer, NC is 704.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking East Spencer and Rowan County have voted mostly Republican, with 63% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 54% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 44% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for East Spencer is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Production, administration and food preparation make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Salisbury Post and the Rowan Free Press are the primary newspapers that cover the Rowan County area.