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Simpsonville, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Simpsonville had a population of 20,608 as of July 1, 2017. Simpsonville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Simpsonville is located at latitude 34.729 and longitude -82.2575 in Greenville County. The formal boundaries for the City of Simpsonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Greenville County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 866 feet.

The City of Simpsonville (GNIS ID: 2405467) 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 Simpsonville is located within Simpsonville Division of Greenville County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Simpsonville 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 Simpsonville: Plain.

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


Total Population 20,608
Daytime Population: Workers 8,629
Daytime Population: Residents 10,131
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,760
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 20,471
Population in Familes 17,263
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density2 2,432
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $53,962
Average Household Income $69,070
Per Capita Income $26,839


Total Housing Units 8,386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,447 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,460 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 479 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $152,233
Average Home Value $180,100


Total Households 7,907
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 5,604
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.26% 1.86%
Households 2.3% 1.85%
Families 2.09% 1.76%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Simpsonville, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Simpsonville 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 # 28 93rd
Population Density # 12 97th
Diversity Index # 201 49th
Median Household Income # 55 86th
Per Capita Income # 73 82nd

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