Valley Falls, South Carolina

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Valley Falls, South Carolina
Location of Valley Falls, South Carolina
Location of Valley Falls, South Carolina
Coordinates: 35°0′12″N 81°58′1″W / 35.00333°N 81.96694°W / 35.00333; -81.96694Coordinates: 35°0′12″N 81°58′1″W / 35.00333°N 81.96694°W / 35.00333; -81.96694
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Spartanburg
 • Total 5.2 sq mi (13.5 km2)
 • Land 5.2 sq mi (13.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 810 ft (247 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,299
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (470/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 45-73465[1]
GNIS feature ID 1251285[2]

Valley Falls is a census-designated place (CDP) in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 6,299 at the 2010 census.[3]


Valley Falls is located at 35°0′12″N 81°58′1″W / 35.00333°N 81.96694°W / 35.00333; -81.96694 (35.003264, -81.966821).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.57%, is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,990 people, 1,508 households, and 883 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 767.9 people per square mile (296.3/km²). There were 1,694 housing units at an average density of 326.0/sq mi (125.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.41% White, 13.63% African American, 0.28% Native American, 2.66% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.

There were 1,508 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% were non-families. 29.7% 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 2.34 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 17.7% under the age of 18, 24.2% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,636, and the median income for a family was $41,101. Males had a median income of $32,051 versus $26,483 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,162. About 3.1% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.