Spencer, South Dakota

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Spencer, South Dakota
Location of Spencer in South Dakota
Location of Spencer in South Dakota
Coordinates: Coordinates: 43°43′40″N 97°35′31″W / 43.72778°N 97.59194°W / 43.72778; -97.59194
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
CountyMcCook
Area
 • Total0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Land0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,385 ft (422 m)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total154
 • Density570.4/sq mi (220.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)

Spencer is a city in the eastern part of the U.S. state of South Dakota. It is located in McCook County, and 154 people lived there at the 2010 census.[1] Spencer became a city in 1917.[2] On the night of May 30, 1998, a tornado rated F4 on the Fujita scale struck the city. It killed six people and destroyed most of the buildings in the city.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  2. "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  3. "Spencer Tornado Event Summary". National Weather Service. Archived from the original on 2012-10-31. Retrieved 2013-11-24.