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General Information

Welcome to Spencer! We are an Iowa city located at the confluence of the Little Sioux and Ocheyedan Rivers. The population was 11,233 as of the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Clay County. Spencer is famous as the home of the Clay County Fair, held annually in September. The fair averages 315,000 visitors per year.

Spencer was ranked 10th best place to live in the United States by's "America's Top 100 Places to Live for 2007."

Spencer is a certified cultural district in the State of Iowa. Current cultural attractions include the Spencer Community Theater, Arts on Grand, Parker Historical Museum, public art displays, and the Bogenrief Glass Studio.