Spicer is a city in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States situated on Green Lake. The population was 1,167 at the 2010 census. Sibley State Park and many surrounding lakes are nearby.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.15 square miles (2.98 km), of which 1.14 square miles (2.95 km) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km) is water. Minnesota State Highway 23 serves as a main route in the city, and U.S. Route 71 is nearby.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,167 people, 520 households, and 312 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,023.7 inhabitants per square mile (395.3/km). There were 621 housing units at an average density of 544.7 per square mile (210.3/km). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.
There were 520 households of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.85.
The median age in the city was 40.4 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 18.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,126 people residing in the city. The population density was 1,038.4 people per square mile (402.5/km²). There were 605 housing units at an average density of 557.9 per square mile (216.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.76% White, 0.18% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.
There were 528 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.8% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.82.
In the city, the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,913, and the median income for a family was $48,542. Males had a median income of $36,477 versus $24,219 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,103. About 5.5% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under the age of 18 and 13.5% of those 65 and older.