Spartanburg County, South Carolina

Spartanburg County, South Carolina

Infobox U.S. County
county = Spartanburg County
state = South Carolina

map size = 200
founded = 1785
seat = Spartanburg | area_total_sq_mi =819
area_land_sq_mi =811
area_water_sq_mi =8
area percentage = 1.00%
census yr = 2000
pop = 253791
density_km2 =121
web =

Spartanburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The 2000 census recorded its population to be 253,791; in 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that its population had reached 275,534. Its county seat is Spartanburg.GR|6 It is included in the Spartanburg, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. Also the USS Spartanburg County (LST-1192) is named after the county.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 819 square miles (2,122 km²), of which, 811 square miles (2,100 km²) of it is land and 8 square miles (21 km²) of it (1.00%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

*Rutherford County, North Carolina - north
*Cherokee County, South Carolina - east
*Union County, South Carolina - southeast
*Laurens County, South Carolina - south
*Greenville County, South Carolina - west
*Polk County, North Carolina - northwest


As of the censusGR|2 of 2006, there were 275,534 people, 97,735 households, and 69,294 families residing in the county. The population density was 313 people per square mile (121/km²). There were 106,986 housing units at an average density of 132 per square mile (51/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.09% White, 20.79% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.47% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.35% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 2.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.8% were of American, 9.5% English, 7.9% Irish and 6.9% German ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.7% spoke English and 3.4% Spanish as their first language.

There were 97,735 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.80% were married couples living together, 13.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,579, and the median income for a family was $45,349. Males had a median income of $33,002 versus $23,911 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,738. About 9.20% of families and 12.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.00% of those under age 18 and 13.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

*Boiling Springs
*Central Pacolet
*Glenn Springs
*Inman Mills
*Valley Falls


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