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Spartanburg, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Spartanburg is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Spartanburg County at latitude 34.9423 and longitude -81.9269. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Spartanburg, but most people and references simply refer to it as Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Spartanburg indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Spartanburg: Spartanburgh.

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Spartanburg, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 37,147
Population in Households 34,392
Population in Familes 26,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,755
Population Density1 1,879
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 15,281
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 8,836
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,948 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,422 (41.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,858 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,667 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $132,743
Average Home Value $176,143


Median Household Income $32,685
Average Household Income $50,038
Per Capita Income $21,108
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.09% 0.37%
Households 0.15% 0.4%
Families -0.19% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 64 84th
Median Household Income # 255 36th
Per Capita Income # 122 69th

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