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Spartanburg, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Spartanburg had a population of 38,714 as of July 1, 2017. Spartanburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Spartanburg is located at latitude 34.9423 and longitude -81.9269 in Spartanburg County. The formal boundaries for the City of Spartanburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

The City of Spartanburg (GNIS ID: 2405505) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Spartanburg is located within Spartanburg Division of Spartanburg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Spartanburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Spartanburg: Spartanburgh.


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Spartanburg, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 38,714
Daytime Population: Workers 44,520
Daytime Population: Residents 23,038
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 67,558
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.75
Population in Households 35,910
Population in Familes 27,214
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,804
Population Density2 1,959
Diversity Index3 59
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,874
Average Household Income $54,586
Per Capita Income $23,237

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 18,358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,843 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,916 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,599 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $124,824
Average Home Value $170,940
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,759
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 9,048
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.62% 0.73%
Households 0.52% 0.72%
Families 0.21% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Spartanburg, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spartanburg to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 97th
Population Density # 31 92nd
Diversity Index # 59 85th
Median Household Income # 241 39th
Per Capita Income # 130 67th

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