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Spartanburg County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2014: 293,542 (73% urban, 27% rural); it was 253,791 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 51,132
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 25,128
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 70,354
Renter-occupied apartments: 32,986 (it was 27,381 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

31%

Land area: 811 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 362 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Spartanburg County: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.9%), Manufacturing (12.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Spartanburg County, South Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (70.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (20.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.9%)
  • Asian alone (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
South Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 142,244  (48.5%)
Females: 151,298  (51.5%)

Spartanburg County,SC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Spartanburg County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,103 ($37,579 in 1999)

This county:

$42103
South Carolina:

$44163

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $535 (lower quartile is $420, upper quartile is $677)
This county:

$535
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $124,200 (it was $84,400 in 2000)
Spartanburg:

$124,200
South Carolina:

$139,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,000 - $186,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $168,220
Here:

$168,220
State:

$209,548

Townhouses or other attached units: $110,884
Here:

$110,884
State:

$171,462

In 2-unit structures: $109,646
Here:

$109,646
State:

$287,508

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $190,756
Here:

$190,756
State:

$221,248

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $106,995
Here:

$106,995
State:

$190,918

Mobile homes: $57,005
Here:

$57,005
State:

$71,666
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,045
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $284

Institutionalized population: 4,153

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 16
  • Rapes: 48
  • Robberies: 127
  • Assaults: 714
  • Burglaries: 1628
  • Thefts: 4479
  • Auto thefts: 561

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 10
  • Rapes: 69
  • Robberies: 152
  • Assaults: 722
  • Burglaries: 1625
  • Thefts: 4687
  • Auto thefts: 698
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Health of residents in Spartanburg County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
68.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
48.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
50.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
61.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1646 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2008: 1077 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2009: 606 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2010: 562 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2011: 532 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 2012: 727 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2013: 954 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2014: 1070 buildings, average cost: $162,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $887 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $569 (0.6%)

Spartanburg County household income distribution in 2009 Spartanburg County home values distribution Spartanburg County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.1%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.1% for Black residents, 36.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.5% for American Indian residents, 23.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 25.1% for other race residents, 39.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.1%
Spartanburg County:

19.1%
South Carolina:

18.6%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.1% for Black residents, 36.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.5% for American Indian residents, 23.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.1% for other race residents, 41.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 23 years old, Asian residents: 20 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Spartanburg, SC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Spartanburg County is $478 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $558 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $702 a month.

Cities in this county include: Spartanburg, Pauline, Fairmont Mills, Gramling, Fingerville, Boiling Springs, Enoree, Woodruff, Valley Falls, Saxon.

Spartanburg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Cumberland County, North Carolina , Logan County, Arkansas , Dade County, Georgia , Yell County, Arkansas , Rutherford County, North Carolina , Lumpkin County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 11,226
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 9,396 (38% naturalized citizens)

Spartanburg County:

3.7%
Whole state:

2.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3,154
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,418
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,136
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,213
  • 1975 to 1979: 759
  • 1970 to 1974: 545
  • 1970 to 1974: 394
  • 1965 to 1969: 777

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.6%

Spartanburg County marital status for males Spartanburg County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 72,726
  • One, attached: 1,980
  • Two: 3,599
  • 3 or 4: 2,909
  • 5 to 9: 3,370
  • 10 to 19: 1,883
  • 20 or more: 2,759
  • Mobile homes: 17,711
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 49

Housing units in Spartanburg County with a mortgage: 36,636 (5,005 second mortgage, 5,262 home equity loan, 109 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,401

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Spartanburg County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant110,676323
Mainline Protestant25,25287
Black Protestant10,18738
Catholic5,3112
Other4,36920
Orthodox2701
None128,242-
Spartanburg County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 49
Spartanburg County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 22
This county:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 148
Spartanburg County:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 209
This county:

7.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Spartanburg County:

10.3%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Spartanburg County:

30.3%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.5%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Spartanburg County:

Average size of farms: 90 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $17,893
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $559.94
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 34.77%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 35.45%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $21,709
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.05%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.98%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,260
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.41%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.20
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.44%
Corn for grain: 405 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 824 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 117 harvested acres
Vegetables: 477 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3,744 acres

Earthquake activity:

Spartanburg County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.3 miles away from Spartanburg County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 124.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 248.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 208.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 178.1 miles away from Spartanburg County center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 170.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South CarolinaSevere Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 15, 2005 to December 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1625): January 20, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1625, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South CarolinaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3233): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South CarolinaTropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 6, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1566): October 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South CarolinaSevere Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 4, 2002 to December 6, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1451): January 8, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1451, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South CarolinaWinter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 1, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1313): January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South CarolinaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 11, 1990 to October 28, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-881): October 22, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-881, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South CarolinaDrought, Incident Period: August 4, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3047): August 4, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3047, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Spartanburg County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (34%)
  • Laos (8%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Spartanburg County (%):

  • United States or American (25%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Spartanburg County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 96,278 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 15,538 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 473 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 30 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 127 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 93 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 48 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,600 (1%)
  • Other means: 606 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,296 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Spartanburg County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 2,046 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,535 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,204 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,139 people in state prisons
  • 1,064 people in nursing homes
  • 231 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 89 people in other group homes
  • 62 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 19 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 17 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Spartanburg County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 2,920 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,299 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,294 people in state prisons
  • 1,205 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 547 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 159 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 142 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 101 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 100 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 64 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 64 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 60 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 31 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,901.

4.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,037 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
South Carolina average:

6.90%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($185 average AGI)
Spartanburg County:

0.02%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

2.53% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($16,932 average AGI)
2.28% relocated from other states ($18,919 average AGI)
Spartanburg County:

2.28%
South Carolina average:

3.58%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Greenville County, SC  1.16% ($34,365 average AGI)
from Cherokee County, SC  0.32% ($28,063)
from Laurens County, SC  0.13% ($25,894)
from Union County, SC  0.13% ($31,338)
from Richland County, SC  0.09% ($29,989)
from Anderson County, SC  0.08% ($39,278)
from Pickens County, SC  0.08% ($31,316)


4.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,204 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
South Carolina average:

6.53%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($620 average AGI)
Spartanburg County:

0.05%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

2.44% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($17,485 average AGI)
2.20% relocated to other states ($17,099 average AGI)
Spartanburg County:

2.20%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Greenville County, SC  1.15% ($34,662 average AGI)
to Cherokee County, SC  0.24% ($26,221)
to Richland County, SC  0.11% ($26,393)
to Laurens County, SC  0.11% ($28,682)
to Charleston County, SC  0.10% ($36,505)
to Anderson County, SC  0.10% ($52,126)
to Union County, SC  0.09% ($26,763)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Spartanburg County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Spartanburg County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 3.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Spartanburg County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Spartanburg County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Spartanburg County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 45,839 (34,160 aged, 11,679 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 8,085 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Spartanburg County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2914)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2853)
  • Unspecified dementia (2557)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2312)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2094)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1392)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1194)
  • Congestive heart failure (962)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (772)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (714)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.76
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14422.28
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 239.560
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39511.79

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1316.300
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1002.220
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.62

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32.33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84.33

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.99
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 89.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 65.0
  • Cut/Pierce - 12.0
  • Other - 12.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 124.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 88.5
  • Poisoning - 16.4
  • Suffocation - 13.7
  • Other - 5.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 276,321
  • In family households: 235,902 (49,927 male householders, 25,477 female householders)
    53,406 spouses, 81,964 children (75,411 natural, 2,053 adopted, 4,500 stepchildren), 8,361 grandchildren, 2,737 brothers or sisters, 2,469 parents, 3,904 other relatives, 6,066 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 40,419 (15,344 male householders (12,504 living alone)), 18,498 female householders (16,105 living alone)), 6,577 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,986 (4,153 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 32,382 2-persons, 18,212 3-persons, 14,338 4-persons, 6,471 5-persons, 2,477 6-persons, 1,524 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 28,609 1-person, 4,328 2-persons, 583 3-persons, 246 4-persons, 50 5-persons, 16 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

39,126 married couples with children.
16,003 single-parent households (3,120 men, 12,883 women).

93.7% of residents of Spartanburg County speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,201,764,000 ($4548 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $35,967,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $643,138,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $246,886,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,910,000
Federal grants: $253,731,000
Federal procurement contracts: $13,997,000 ($1,466,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $37,102,000 ($5,477,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,797,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $68,668,000
Federal Government insurance: $30,310,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 17,885
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 13,524
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,577
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +6,394
Here:

+24 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Spartanburg County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 47.63 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 3,097
  • 2000 to 2004: 22,719
  • 1990 to 1999: 22,950
  • 1980 to 1989: 17,396
  • 1970 to 1979: 19,198
  • 1960 to 1969: 13,085
  • 1950 to 1959: 9,938
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,195
  • 1939 or earlier: 9,456
Rooms in houses/apartments in Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 23
  • 2 rooms: 315
  • 3 rooms: 1,374
  • 4 rooms: 8,143
  • 5 rooms: 19,175
  • 6 rooms: 18,448
  • 7 rooms: 11,427
  • 8 rooms: 5,853
  • 9+ rooms: 5,596
  • 1 room: 304
  • 2 rooms: 2,038
  • 3 rooms: 4,097
  • 4 rooms: 9,407
  • 5 rooms: 6,743
  • 6 rooms: 3,044
  • 7 rooms: 1,085
  • 8 rooms: 463
  • 9+ rooms: 200
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 85
  • 1 bedroom: 1,155
  • 2 bedrooms: 16,495
  • 3 bedrooms: 41,242
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,556
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,821
  • no bedroom: 484
  • 1 bedroom: 5,645
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,321
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,904
  • 4 bedrooms: 915
  • 5+ bedrooms: 112
Cars and other vehicles available in Spartanburg County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2,651
  • 1 vehicle: 17,988
  • 2 vehicles: 31,768
  • 3 vehicles: 12,834
  • 4 vehicles: 3,829
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,284
  • no vehicle: 5,552
  • 1 vehicle: 13,048
  • 2 vehicles: 7,160
  • 3 vehicles: 1,306
  • 4 vehicles: 198
  • 5+ vehicles: 117

57% of Spartanburg County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in South Carolina.

Spartanburg County:

57.1%
State average:

56.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 178344
  • Northeast: 12671
  • Midwest: 9687
  • South: 38003
  • West: 4282

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $82,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Spartanburg County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (51.2%)
  • Utility gas (27.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.7%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Electricity (51.3%)
  • Utility gas (25.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.9%)
  • Wood (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,828
Here:

6.3%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 701
Here:

5.1%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,029
Here:

31.0%
South Carolina:

20.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Spartanburg County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $20,946,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,441,000
    Regular Highways: $11,658,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,728,000
    Libraries: $7,409,000
    Health - Other: $6,536,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,251,000
    Financial Administration: $6,050,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,699,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,656,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,492,000
    General - Other: $3,376,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,355,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,630,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,383,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,332,000
    Local Fire Protection: $798,000
    Hospitals: $102,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,396,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Other Higher Education: $3,004,000
    Health - Other: $625,000
    Public Welfare: $229,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $3,792,000
    Regular Highways: $2,697,000
    Police Protection: $2,086,000
    General Public Building: $1,045,000
    Libraries: $815,000
    Housing and Community Development: $805,000
    Parks and Recreation: $609,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $550,000
    Correctional Institutions: $180,000
    Financial Administration: $175,000
    Central Staff Services: $156,000
    Health - Other: $111,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $100,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $53,000
    Hospitals: $40,000
    Transit Utilities: $13,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $75,067,000

Spartanburg County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,125,000
    All Other: $5,008,000
    Parks and Recreation: $671,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,737,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,656,000
    Health and Hospitals: $98,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,572,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $62,527,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,396,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $772,000
    Sale of Property: $197,000
    Rents: $160,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $13,302,000
    Highways: $5,177,000
    Public Welfare: $4,400,000
    All Other: $2,347,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,500,000
    Education: $479,000
  • Tax - Property: $64,087,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $5,419,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,281,000
    Other License: $2,143,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,134,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $839,000

Spartanburg County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,616,907,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,526,907,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $90,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,995,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,045,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,095,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,145,000

Spartanburg County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,270,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,526,907,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 6,176
  • Number of aged recipients: 554
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,622
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,113
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,846
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,217
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,265
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,807
Spartanburg County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Spartanburg County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 51 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,285$125,0921,038$143,8104,205$153,761182$77,1875$1,299,600382$132,757102$75,049
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED66$116,15252$125,827365$146,56423$52,6090$027$114,33321$56,524
APPLICATIONS DENIED297$114,714281$111,0071,890$136,922181$38,8121$438,000125$79,992108$54,694
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN136$119,721123$164,1381,172$149,64833$94,7581$12,771,00044$111,90925$82,360
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS67$117,56751$169,510308$152,67918$70,6670$014$154,0006$63,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 45 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED234$171,440271$170,3653$234,3330$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED75$210,093107$165,4494$139,2501$52,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED40$161,52555$151,5640$01$41,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$161,54520$181,2001$65,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$101,7145$224,2002$64,5000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Spartanburg County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,96270.3 years
William1,55472.6 years
John1,53273.0 years
Mary1,36976.7 years
Robert92870.2 years
Charles68268.9 years
George66473.6 years
Annie63778.4 years
Thomas55271.5 years
Willie52471.4 years
Most common last names in Spartanburg County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,17473.0 years
Johnson64673.3 years
Brown53773.7 years
Jones48272.6 years
Williams48272.1 years
Davis45473.9 years
Foster43773.3 years
Miller43570.5 years
Fowler42772.9 years
Moore37873.4 years
Businesses in Spartanburg County, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Long John Silver's2
AT&T4Lowe's3
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Marriott2
Ace Hardware4Marshalls1
Advance Auto Parts12MasterBrand Cabinets6
Aeropostale1McDonald's14
American Eagle Outfitters1Men's Wearhouse1
Applebee's4Microtel1
Arby's7Motel 61
Ashley Furniture1Motherhood Maternity1
AutoZone7New Balance2
Barnes & Noble1New York & Co1
Baskin-Robbins2Nike11
Bath & Body Works1Nissan2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot2
Blockbuster4OfficeMax1
Budget Car Rental1Old Navy1
Burger King12Olive Garden1
CVS13Outback1
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet3Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A5Panera Bread2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza3
Church's Chicken2Payless1
Circle K5Penske1
Clarion1PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut8
Costco1Plato's Closet1
Cracker Barrel2Publix Super Markets2
Curves7Quality1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn2RadioShack5
Dennys3Red Lobster1
Discount Tire1Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza5Rite Aid10
Dunkin Donuts1Ruby Tuesday2
Econo Lodge1Rue211
Express1Ryan's Grill1
Extended Stay America1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
FedEx34SAS Shoes2
Finish Line1SONIC Drive-In3
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sam's Club1
Foot Locker1Sears2
Ford2Shoe Carnival1
GNC5Sleep Inn1
GameStop5Spencer Gifts1
Goodwill2Sprint Nextel4
Gymboree1Staples1
H&R Block11Starbucks2
Hilton3Subaru1
Hobby Lobby1Subway25
Holiday Inn3Super 82
Hollister Co.1T-Mobile11
Home Depot2T.J.Maxx1
Honda2Taco Bell7
Hot Topic1Talbots1
Howard Johnson1Target1
Hyundai1The Room Place1
IHOP1Toyota2
JCPenney1Toys"R"Us1
Jack In The Box2True Value1
JoS. A. Bank1U-Haul24
Jones New York1UPS45
Journeys1Vans1
Just Tires1Verizon Wireless2
Justice1Victoria's Secret1
KFC5Volkswagen1
Kincaid2Waffle House18
Kohl's1Walgreens5
La-Z-Boy2Walmart4
Lane Bryant1Wendy's6
Lane Furniture4Wet Seal1
LensCrafters2YMCA3
Little Caesars Pizza6

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  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
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