Spartanburg, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Spartanburg, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Spartanburg had a population of 37,350 as of July 1, 2015. 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.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Spartanburg: Spartanburgh.

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Spartanburg, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 37,350
Population in Households 34,591
Population in Familes 26,269
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,759
Population Density1 1,889
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 15,339
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 8,888
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,965 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,337 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,003 (44.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,626 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $133,885
Average Home Value $178,558


Median Household Income $33,563
Average Household Income $50,662
Per Capita Income $21,327
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.39%
Households 0.19% 0.41%
Families -0.04% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Spartanburg, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spartanburg to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 12 97th
Population Density1 # 29 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 58 86th
Median Household Income # 244 38th
Per Capita Income # 122 69th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.