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Mauldin, South Carolina

Coordinates: 34°46′51″N 82°18′2″W / 34.78083°N 82.30056°W / 34.78083; -82.30056
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Top, left to right: Mauldin City Hall, Mauldin United Methodist Church, Mauldin Cultural Center, Mauldin High School
Top, left to right: Mauldin City Hall, Mauldin United Methodist Church, Mauldin Cultural Center, Mauldin High School
Flag of Mauldin
Official seal of Mauldin
"Explore Our Thriving Community"
Location in South Carolina
Location in South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°46′51″N 82°18′2″W / 34.78083°N 82.30056°W / 34.78083; -82.30056
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
Chartered (town)December 24, 1890[1]
Chartered (city)1969[2]
Named forWilliam L. Mauldin
 • Total12.13 sq mi (31.42 km2)
 • Land12.07 sq mi (31.26 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.17 km2)  0.49%
Elevation942 ft (287 m)
 • Total24,724
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,048.72/sq mi (791.00/km2)
 • Urban
159,506 (US: 227th)[5]
 • Urban density1,576.1/sq mi (608.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code864
FIPS code45-45115[7]
GNIS feature ID1246563[4]

Mauldin is a city in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 24,724 at the 2020 census, making it the 19th-most populous city in South Carolina.[8] It is located in the Greenville-Anderson-Greer, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.[9]


Benjamin Griffith was awarded the first land grant in what is now called Mauldin in 1784. The name of Mauldin was given to the town almost accidentally in 1820 thanks to South Carolina's lieutenant governor, W. L. Mauldin. The train station was called "Mauldin" because the lieutenant governor had assisted in getting the Greenville and Laurens Railroad to come through the village. Over time, the entire area took the name of Mauldin.


Interactive map of Mauldin

Mauldin is located south of the center of Greenville County, between the city of Greenville to the northwest and Simpsonville to the southeast. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.13 square miles (31.4 km2), of which 12.07 square miles (31.3 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (0.49%) is water.[3]

U.S. Route 276 (Main Street) passes through the center of Mauldin, leading northwest 8 miles (13 km) to the center of Greenville and southeast 5 miles (8 km) to Simpsonville. Interstate 385 runs through the eastern side of Mauldin, leading north to Interstate 85 on the east side of Greenville. I-385 connects with Interstate 185 on the southern edge of Mauldin, and I-185 continues west and northwest 13 miles (21 km) to join I-85 on the southwest side of Greenville. From its interchange with I-185, I-385 leads southeast 30 miles (48 km) to Interstate 26 near Clinton.

During the Civil War, many of Mauldin's citizens left to fight, and the city virtually dried up. It never completely recovered until after World War II when the community was incorporated as a town (1960).


Historical population
2023 (est.)28,010[8]13.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2020 census[edit]

Mauldin racial composition[11]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 14,551 58.85%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 5,821 23.54%
Native American 36 0.15%
Asian 802 3.24%
Pacific Islander 42 0.17%
Other/Mixed 1,115 4.51%
Hispanic or Latino 2,357 9.53%

As of the 2020 census, there were 24,724 people, 9,968 households, and 6,339 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census,[7] there were 15,224 people, 6,131 households, and 4,242 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,767.1 inhabitants per square mile (682.3/km2). There were 6,500 housing units at an average density of 754.5 per square mile (291.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 74.25% White, 20.82% African American, 0.30% Native American, 2.24% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.73% of the population.

There were 6,131 households, out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present and 30.8% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,657, and the median income for a family was $61,817. Males had a median income of $41,047 versus $29,985 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,750. About 3.2% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.


The supermarket chain BI-LO was founded in Mauldin and had its headquarters there until 2011.[12][13]


Public education in Mauldin is administered by Greenville County School District. The district operates Mauldin High School.

Mauldin has a public library, a branch of the Greenville County Library System.[14]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mauldin". South Carolina Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 11, 2023.
  2. ^ "History Of Mauldin". cityofmauldin.org. Retrieved March 11, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  4. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mauldin, South Carolina
  5. ^ United States Census Bureau (December 29, 2022). "2020 Census Qualifying Urban Areas and Final Criteria Clarifications". Federal Register.
  6. ^ a b "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  7. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  8. ^ a b c "QuickFacts: Mauldin city, South Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2024.
  9. ^ "OMB Bulletin No. 23-01: Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas" (PDF). United States Office of Management and Budget. July 21, 2023. Retrieved August 10, 2023.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 14, 2021.
  12. ^ "Contact Us." BI-LO. January 5, 2006. Retrieved on October 5, 2012. "Shipping Address: BI-LO, LLC 208 BI-LO Blvd. Greenville, SC 29607"
  13. ^ "Zoning and Parcels Map." (Archive) City of Mauldin. Retrieved on October 5, 2012.
  14. ^ "Locations & Hours". Greenville County Library System. Retrieved June 8, 2019.

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