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Mauldin, South Carolina
Top, left to right: Mauldin City Hall, Mauldin United Methodist Church, Mauldin Cultural Center, Mauldin High School
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Location of Mauldin, South Carolina
Location of Mauldin, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Greenville
 • Total 11.91 sq mi (30.84 km2)
 • Land 11.84 sq mi (30.67 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
942 ft (287 m)
 • Total 22,889
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,145.67/sq mi (828.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 864
FIPS code 45-45115
GNIS feature ID 1246563
Mauldin SC logo 1
The official logo for the City of Mauldin

Mauldin is a city in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 15,224 at the 2000 census, 22,889 in 2010, and an estimated 25,409 in 2019. It is a principal city of the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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 10.0 square miles (25.9 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.46%, are water.

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.


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 Laurens Railroad Company to come through the village. Over time, the entire area took the name of Mauldin.

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
Census Pop.
1960 1,462
1970 3,797 159.7%
1980 8,143 114.5%
1990 11,587 42.3%
2000 15,224 31.4%
2010 22,889 50.3%
2019 (est.) 25,409 11.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Mauldin racial composition
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 United States census, there were 24,724 people, 9,968 households, and 6,339 families residing in the city.


Greenville County School District operates public schools. The only high school is Mauldin High School.


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


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.

Notable people

  • Kevin Garnett, Olympian, professional basketball player
  • Orlando Jones, actor
  • Al Yeargin, professional baseball player
  • Grant Cable, music producer
  • Vibe Merchant, vibe supplier

See also

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