Spartanburg County, South Carolina

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Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Seal of Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Map of South Carolina highlighting Spartanburg County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1785
Seat Spartanburg
Largest city Spartanburg
 • Total 819 sq mi (2,121 km2)
 • Land 811 sq mi (2,100 km2)
 • Water 8 sq mi (21 km2), 1.00%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 290,969
 • Density 351/sq mi (135.4/km²)
Congressional districts 4th, 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Spartanburg County is a county located in the State of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 284,307.[1] Its county seat is Spartanburg.[2]

Spartanburg County is included in the Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC Combined Statistical Area.

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 (2,120 km2), of which 811 square miles (2,100 km2) is land and 8 square miles (21 km2) (1.00%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 8,800
1800 12,122 37.8%
1810 14,259 17.6%
1820 16,989 19.1%
1830 21,150 24.5%
1840 23,669 11.9%
1850 26,400 11.5%
1860 26,919 2.0%
1870 25,784 −4.2%
1880 40,409 56.7%
1890 55,385 37.1%
1900 65,560 18.4%
1910 83,465 27.3%
1920 94,265 12.9%
1930 116,323 23.4%
1940 127,733 9.8%
1950 150,349 17.7%
1960 156,830 4.3%
1970 173,724 10.8%
1980 201,861 16.2%
1990 226,800 12.4%
2000 253,791 11.9%
2010 284,307 12.0%
Est. 2013 290,969 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the 2010 census,[5] there were 284,307 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 72.3% White, 20.6% Black or African American, 0% Native American, 2% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 3.1% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. 5.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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.


Spartanburg County is served by the Spartanburg County School System, which is divided into seven individual districts. Some of the districts share a vocational school, and also share The McCarthy Teszler School, a special education school.

  • School District One[6] includes Campobello-Gramling, Chapman High School, Holly Springs-Motlow Elementary, Inman Elementary, Inman Intermediate, Landrum High, Landrum Middle, Mabry Middle, New Prospect Elementary, and O.P. Earle Elementary.
  • School District Two[7] includes Boiling Springs Elementary, Cooley Springs-Fingerville Elementary, Chesnee Elementary, Hendrix Elementary, Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary, Mayo Elementary, Oakland Elementary, Boiling Springs Intermediate, Boling Springs Junior High, Rainbow Lake Middle School, Chesnee Middle School, Boiling Springs High 9th grade, Boiling Springs High School, and Chesnee High School.
  • School District Three[8] includes Cannons Elementary, Clifdale Elementary, Cowpens Elementary School, Pacolet Elementary School, Cowpens Middle School, Middle School of Pacolet, and Broome High School. District Three students can attend the Daniel Morgan Technology Center.
  • School District Four[9] has four schools: Woodruff Primary, Woodruff Elementary, Woodruff Middle and Woodruff High School. High school students also can attend R.D. Anderson Applied Technology Center to learn vocational skills.
  • School District Five[10] consists of Abner Creek Academy (formerly Abner Creek Elementary), Duncan Elementary, Lyman Elementary, Reidville Elementary, River Ridge Elementary, Wellford Academy of Science and Technology (formerly Wellford Elementary), Beech Springs Intermediate, Berry Shoals Intermediate, D. R. Hill Middle, Florence Chapel Middle, James F. Byrnes Freshman Academy, and James F. Byrnes High School. Vocational school students can attend R. D. Anderson Applied Technology Center.
  • School District Six[11] comprises Anderson Mill Elementary, Arcadia Elementary, Jesse S. Bobo Elementary, Fairforest Elementary, Lone Oak Elementary, Pauline-Glenn Springs Elementary, Roebuck Elementary, West View Elementary, Woodland Heights Elementary, Fairforest Middle, R. P. Dawkins Middle, L. E. Gable Middle, Dorman Freshman Campus, and Paul M. Dorman High School. District Six students can attend R. D. Anderson Applied Technology Center.
  • School District Seven[12] consists of Jesse Boyd Elementary, Chapman Elementary, Cleveland Elementary, Houston Elementary, Park Hills Elementary, Pine Street Elementary, Mary H. Wright Elementary, Edwin P. Todd School, George Washington Carver Middle, Joseph G. McCracken Middle, Whitlock Junior High, Spartanburg High School Freshman Academy, and Spartanburg High School. The Daniel Morgan Technology Center, ZL Madden Learning Center, The Myles W. Whitlock Flexible Learning Center, and The Early Learning Center at Park Hills also serve District Seven.


Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  6. ^ "School District One". Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ "School District Two". Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  8. ^ "School District Three". Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  9. ^ "School District Four". September 10, 2008. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  10. ^ "School District Five". Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  11. ^ "School District Six". May 30, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  12. ^ "School District Seven". Retrieved September 1, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 34°56′N 81°59′W / 34.93°N 81.99°W / 34.93; -81.99