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Inman, South Carolina
Location of Inman, South Carolina
Location of Inman, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Spartanburg
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,001 ft (305 m)
 • Total 2,321
 • Density 2,580/sq mi (967/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 864
FIPS code 45-35755
GNIS feature ID 1223455

Inman is a city in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,321 at the 2010 census.

Inman is a small community located in the Upstate region of South Carolina. The weather is temperate year-round, due to its location in the Isothermal Belt, a phenomenon that results when warmer air on the western side of the Appalachian Mountains blows over the mountains, leaving a 60-mile-wide (97 km) trough where significant temperature inversions of 20 degrees Fahrenheit or greater can occur.

Greater Inman is within close proximity to the Spartanburg-Greenville-Asheville metroplex. Inman residents have access to nearby Lake Bowen that affords water recreational sports and fishing, and Inman is accessible by Interstate 26 and Interstate 85. The city contains a historic main street district, several houses of worship, and a school district.


The Bush House and Shiloh Methodist Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Inman is located at 35°2′51″N 82°5′25″W / 35.04750°N 82.09028°W / 35.04750; -82.09028 (35.047493, -82.090329).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

Interstate 26 is an even-numbered highway and is considered an east-west route in its entirety, while Interstate 85 is an odd-numbered highway and is considered a north-south route in its entirety. U.S. Route 176 is a National Highway which should be referred to as US 176.

It is about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Union, South Carolina.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 134
1900 294 119.4%
1910 474 61.2%
1920 694 46.4%
1930 969 39.6%
1940 1,115 15.1%
1950 1,514 35.8%
1960 1,714 13.2%
1970 1,661 −3.1%
1980 1,554 −6.4%
1990 1,742 12.1%
2000 1,884 8.2%
2010 2,321 23.2%
Est. 2015 2,273 −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,884 people, 750 households, and 486 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,015.8 people per square mile (782.2/km²). There were 829 housing units at an average density of 887.0 per square mile (344.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.27% White, 27.76% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.74% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population.

There were 750 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 19.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 79.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,403, and the median income for a family was $50,298. Males had a median income of $37,177 versus $30,399 for females. The per capita income for the city was $35,416. About 8.0% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 19.4% of those age 65 or over.

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